After graduating in Chemical Engineering in 1995 and Business Engineering in 1996, both at Rotterdam University, Douglas decided to specialise in marine fuels. After managing marine fuel oil testing laboratories in both Rotterdam as well as Singapore, he joined Lloyd’s Register in 2005 to strengthen its Fuel Oil Bunkering Advisory Services, FOBAS. He has 15 years of experience in marine fuels testing and engineering. Douglas deals with problem fuels as well as solutions concerning marine fuels on a daily basis to end users such as ship owners and managers.
Douglas champions bunkering best practice standards in the international bunker community as well as promotes continuous education of stakeholders in the bunker supply industry on ongoing regulatory as well as technological developments concerning fuel oils.