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Independent Maritime Advice


The founder of Maritime Consult, Mr Henk Lacet, started his career as a radio officer on the merchant navy vessels (in 1954), then changed over to the "aeronautical service" on the weather ships and Dutch airports. Learning the business at an International technical trading company for 4 years, he managed a nautical company selling nautical equipments for 7 years and then decided to start his own company NAUTISERVO (1972-2007). 

In 1986 he co­-founded Holland Marine Equipment Association (HME) with eight companies by that time. That was actually the beginning of a combined export promotion group in the maritime industry from the Netherlands to Asia, all supported by the Dutch government.

Through the setup of the Holland Pavilions on all the well­-known International maritime exhibitions, he was quite active and even created new exhibitions in

co-­operation with the local organisers; being the INMEX series, in India, Malaysia, China and Vietnam. Mr Lacet nowadays is still active as their maritime consultant.

Today Mr. Lacet works as an Independent Maritime Advisor/ Consultant and he is a Honorary Member of Holland Marine Equipment Association (HME).

He is even doing consultancy work for the organiser of APM (Asia Pacific Maritime) in Singapore and IME (Indonesia Maritime Expo), being Reed Exhibitions in Singapore.

Due to Mr Lacet’s long working period, with more than 40 years of experience on the technical/commercial & export side, he has built up a tremendous network in the Asia region. Therefore Maritime Consult is the perfect contact and helping hand for SME’s, who like to get a better foothold in Asia and to eventually start a local office in this region. - READ MORE