New Suez Canal

Atlas Account Manager returns from the New Suez Canal expansion project

October 20, 2015 - rbaker

Since its completion in August, the biggest project of 2015, the New Suez Canal has achieved its ambitious deadline. The 22 mile waterway will be the route for approximately 8% of the world’s shipping traffic, becoming the main route for Europe and the Middle East. Atlas Account Manager, Tim van der Stelt was asked by Boskalis to represent them on the project as their HR Consultant. Eight months on, Tim is back in the Netherlands assuming his role in Atlas’ Hoofddorp office. Tim talks to Atlas about the challenges at the Suez; his work with Boskalis and the problems at the canal’s opening ceremony. Read More
New Suez Canal Nearing End

July 7, 2015 - rbaker

With the recent arrival of Royal Boskalis’ trailing suction hopper dredger “Oranje” at the site, a total of 242.1 million cubic meters of sand has been dredged from the New Suez Canal so far. Read More
Crewing Chevalier Floatels for “New Suez Canal” Project

November 28, 2014 - rbaker

Atlas Professionals reached a new milestone in cooperation with one of its clients; Chevalier Floatels. Last week in Riga (Latvia), Marcel Roelofs from Chevalier Floatels and Paul Steeghs from Atlas signed a contract to provide a full crew to the recently acquired and re-commissioned accommodation barge Rossini. “Our relationship with Chevalier Floatels goes back many years”, says Atlas’ Commercial Director Paul Steeghs. “The full crewing service we provide to their two floatels, DP Gezina and DP Galyna, has led to a unique relationship between our companies. Chevalier regards us not as a mere supplier, but as a partner that is an extension to their own organisation. When they added Rossini to their fleet the choice for Atlas came naturally.” Read More