Senior Nivre Register-Expert
Managing director / partner
Chairman of the management team of V+B Group
Member of Nivre en de Kamer van het Nivre (Netherlands Institute of Register Experts)
Member of VEKRB (Vereniging voor Experts in de Kust-, Rijn- en Binnenvaart, Association for Experts in Coastal, Rhine and Inland Shipping)
Member of the Technical Commission of the NBKB (Nederlands Bureau Keuringen Binnenvaart, Netherlands Office for Inland Shipping Certification)
Member of the Technical Commission of the IVR (Internationale Vereniging het Rijnschepenregister, International Association of the Rhine Vessels’ Register) for the SPO (Damage Prevention Research Institute)
Member of the Board of Surveyors of the ERS (Engine Registration System)
After his study Maritime engineering at Utrecht Nautical Engineering College, Frits followed a study programme to become Second Mate on deep-sea merchant shipping vessels. After this, he worked with the most modern container vessels at Nedlloyd Lines for approximately nine years, ultimately achieving the position of Second Maritime Officer (HWTK practical diploma).
Frits entered service with Verschoor & Bras in 1993 and has been a partner in the company since 2001. Just as all experts at Verschoor & Bras, he is deployable on many fronts, while his preliminary education and experience give him supplementary knowledge in the nautical domain.
As an NBKB expert he is authorized to implement certificatory security and hull evaluations aboard inland shipping vessels. He is specialized in bunker stations and bunker/bilge ships. He is also authorized to execute damage-prevention studies on behalf of Dutch Corporate Insurers.
He became a managing director of Verschoor & Bras in 2006. Marinco Survey was acquired in 2013, the shares of which were transferred to the V+B Group together with those of Verschoor & Bras. In 2017, the V+B Group also acquired the shares of Marintec Expertise from Cees Touw. Frits has also been engaged in general management tasks in addition to his work as a marine surveyor.
As of 2003 Frits is a registered member of the NIVRE (Dutch Institute of Registered Surveyors), branche Shipping and Engineering.