January 12 - Mario Kerssens has joined the CargoMaxx team at Van Aalst Offshore & Marine, as manager business development.

After serving the shipping and offshore industry for more than 20 years in senior sales, marketing and business development positions at Dockwise, Fairmount, Sealift and Fairstar, his latest role has been with FG International Holland BV, the Dutch special lifting company, that recently teamed up with Linjebygg Offshore from Norway under the new name LBO International.

At Van Aalst his focus will be on the market development of the successfully introduced CargoMaxx handling system for combined liquid and dry bulk on board platform supply vessels, anchor handling vessels, mobile offshore drilling units and fixed platforms.

Kerssens says that whilst Van Aalst solutions are not focussed on the heavy lift market, the company does use heavy lift services as a client to transfer equipment worldwide. 

HLPFI understands that Kerssens will continue to be present in the heavy lift market as a consultant via MariSearchand he has recently concluded a jack-up rig transport with Dockwise.