After training as a Maritime Officer, for a number of years Ronald Nels sailed as a mate and engineer on different types of sea-going vessels. He subsequently studied naval architecture and, as a work planner, optimised the construction process at a Romanian shipyard for newly constructed container feeders.
Ronald then continued his career at a Dutch shipowner as a technical manager/superintendent, and was responsible in the Netherlands, the Middle East and Asia for the technical management of various tugs and utility vessels. He was also regularly involved in the construction process and design of new vessels, he supervised heavy cargo shipping and acted as project manager during the conversion of towing tugs into pusher tugs.
After four years, Ronald worked as a vessel coordinator and technical superintendent for a shipowner with various general cargo vessels. As well as managing these vessels, he worked on several projects, such as improving and modifying ship’s structures, installing various installations and implementing a fuel-saving project.
After this period, Ronald started to examine the operational aspects of maritime shipping. At two shipping companies, he gained knowledge and experience with the operational management of ships and logistical aspects within the maritime world.
As from the end of 2020, he will be using his maritime experiences to continue his career as a mechanical and maritime loss adjuster.