As a proud family business, working from the heart of the Port of Rotterdam, TOS People & Ship Delivery sends over 800 people in the maritime industry around the world every day; for the tug industry, in the offshore wind industry, in port logistics and for ship deliveries. “Be it one person for a day or a whole team for as long as needed, our professionals are ready for the job,” says Ivan Wagenaar, commercial director of TOS.
TEXT: MICHIEL STOL | PHOTOS: TOS PEOPLE & SHIP DELIVERY
What started from a single-paper business plan in 1992, has now grown into a service provider for the maritime, offshore and wind energy sector, with offices in Ukraine, Poland, Cyprus, Czech Republic and Indonesia. “Our company has evolved by solving problems for our clients. As the market changes, we stand strong by our values: quality, loyalty and flexibility. We introduce candidates for all kinds of positions onboard a ship, from the master to on-deck technicians.”
For two years, the company has also worked with trading schools, to provide internships with its clients. “We want to build towards the future — creating long-lasting relationships with both our candidates and our clients. It is the only way to keep the industry sustainable,” adds Wagenaar.
“We make it our business to know our candidates and clients, to create the perfect match between them. Because we believe people make the difference. That is why we invest in them: in relationships, in development and in safety,” he concludes.