Since the 1st. of February I’m your new Demurrage Analyst at Chemship.
My name is Suzette Bakelaar and I’m 49 years old.
The last 14 years I’ve been working at Stolt Tankers B.V. as a Demurrage Analyst for the department called SNIES. Stolt Tankers B.V. trades chemical parcels in the Europe Area. Their biggest Charterers are Shell, Dow Europe, Dow Silicones, Seariver, Inovyn, Yara UK and many more. Demurrage was not the only part of my day job I was also responsible for the freight invoices, the rebills and checking of the commission invoices. And of course the chasing of the outstanding demurrage claims.
What I like most about working in shipping is that I get to meet new people and continue my relationships with some of you who I got to know through Stolt Nielsen. A photo is shown of me visiting a vessel. I was really in awe of the size of everything and the camaraderie on board.
My challenge within Chemship is to help out with the process of demurrage internally, at the moment we are really working hard on Ship Connect. Looking forward to see this in action! Because it will change the internal processes and make them more efficient.
Working at Chemship also brought back that family feeling I had with the first company I worked for and I’m really happy about that. Because I feel the best way to do your job is, is to do it together, because everyone is important in that process. In my spare time I like to build websites (with an online builder), meet up with my friends, own several forums, playing around with photoshop, researching my family tree and I also studied for foot reflexology and massage. Love watching movies, tv shows and I’m addicted to cameo. You can also find me at different comic cons, concerts, musicals etc. trying to meet my favorite celebrities. But most of all I love to travel around but esp. the UK and not to forget my most beautiful gift that I ever gotten my little nephew Thijs.
Suzette Bakelaar Demurrage Analyst