Hans Haneveld, General Manager

On 19 April 2016, the Samunder Club of Houston will hold its Spring Technical Roundtable, featuring guest speaker Hans Haneveld, marine engineer and general manager of GC Maritime.

Co-sponsored by West Gulf Maritime Association, this session is called ‘Challenges in Maritime Technology’ and focuses on today’s thorniest environmental and safety issues such as ballast water treatment, climate change and marine emissions.

Mr Haneveld’s presentation, ‘Solution to Ballast Water Treatment’, details a method already approved by the USCG as an Alternate Management System – BSKY.

Other roundtable topics include:

  • Cyber Security
  • Shipowners’ challenges with ballast water treatment
  • COP 21 and Maritime Emissions
  • SMFF and portable foam nozzles

The Samunder Spring Technical Roundtable will be held at the offices of West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA) at the Port of Houston in Houston, Texas. Attendance is by reservation only. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions. Those wishing to participate should contact WGMA directly.

GC Maritime and its sister company L.A. Maritime provide optimum service to offshore operators and shipowners with a network of seven locations in North America, namely Los Angeles, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Vancouver, Nassau, and Houston.

Since beginning these businesses in 2003 by providing service on marine diesel engines, president Dieter Liebich, a Master Mariner and Mechanical Engineer, has grown the operations to include inspections on lifeboats and davits, general ship repair, sale of spare parts and LSA equipment, crew training, load testing on marine and offshore cranes, and technical consultation.