In 2010 Piet van Zeijl commenced with the Bachelor of Maritime Operations in Rotterdam. In the time of his study he fulfilled two internships as a maritime officer in the specialized trade of refrigerated cargoes and liquefied gases. After his graduation for the Spliethoff Group on the utilisement of wind energy on commercial cargo vessels, Piet commenced his professional employment with Anthony Veder.
Although he completed the education to Maritime Officer, Piet choose to start his career as a deck officer and from the end of 2014 to mid-2017 he gained experience on liquefied gas carriers as a 3rd and 2nd Officer. With a worldwide trade, high standard inspections of oil- and gas majors and cargoes ranging from LNG, LPG, propylene, butane to propane, his period with Anthony Veder was an extensive learning period.
In June 2017 Piet stopped sailing for Antony Veder in good terms and went to Lisbon for six months to study the Portuguese language.
With the start of 2018 he continued sailing on a general cargo vessel for Kustvaart Harlingen as a 2nd Officer. During his contract he experienced the handling of several dry- and project cargoes, extensive maintenance projects on deck and in the engine room, a period in dry-dock, draft surveys and other experiences related to the short-sea trade. Furthermore Piet is interested in all technical aspects of vessels, marine structures and other machineries.
In June 2018 Piet has started with Artium Experts to broad his horizon and expand his technical knowledge.