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Jan van Dam
Captain at Van Dam Shipping


Jan van Dam is the 5th generation of Captains in his family, and his wife and four of his children work in his company.

First he sailed on all kind of river barges like 'Skipper',  later he went to sea and in 1991 they bought their first coaster 'Carolina' and sailed on this one with his wife for 7 years including with 4 children.  In 1998 the company was growing and his wife went ashore with the children.  

Now they  have 8 coasters between 3 and 4000 ton and two ships in management from a different owner,  Jan is not an office man and is still sailing as captain or  working in the field.

They recently installed venti foils on the barge 'Union 1'.