Antwerp IMCS Group member


Noorderlaan 79, bus 6
B-2030, Antwerp

Telephone: + 32 3 458 29 30 E-mail:

IMCS – Belgium, with headquarters in Antwerp, has served the marine industry for almost 30 years since its foundation in 1990. The office of IMCS -Antwerp is strategically located on the Noorderlaan, just a few minutes away from the docks of one of the busiest ports in the world.

Whilst most of the survey and consultancy work is carried out for P&I clubs (either directly or through local correspondents), H&M underwriters, Ship Owners, Ship Managers and Cargo Underwriters, tailor made solutions for marine projects as well as support and training schemes are engineered and developed as well.  A professional team of  7 surveyors, most of which have a sea-going background on board merchant vessels, guarantees  availability, flexibility and professional assistance when and where needed on a 24/7 basis. Just have a look to our Surveyor’s list to learn more about our surveyors and the specialist fields covered by our Antwerp Office.

Although the Port of Antwerp is the main working area of our office, other important ports such as Ghent, Zeebrugge, Terneuzen, Flushing and Dunkirk are all within a 200 km range circle from the Antwerp office.

The office is also strategically located between Antwerp and Brussels National Airport, which allows quick response in case intervention and assistance abroad is needed.


Company registration number : 0441337627
VAT number : BE0441337627
Registered office :
Noorderlaan 79, bus 6
B-2030, Antwerp

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Armand Devos General Manager

Mobile: + 32 471 68 60 95 E-mail:

Car surveyor since 1981. Manager several car survey departments and companies since 1986.

Specialist fields

Automotive inspections

Walter Vervloesem (FNI) Chairman of the IMCS Group of Companies Ltd (UK)

Mobile: + 32 475 46 81 63 E-mail:

Ex Chief Officer (reefer, gen. cargo, container & LPG).
Working as marine surveyor for several Antwerp based and international companies since 1989 and with IMCS since 1995. In charge of the IMCS Group of Companies and IMCS Training Academy. Author of various major reference works published by the Nautical Institute ("Ship Survey and Audit Companion" - "Hatch Cover Inspections" - “The Nautical Institute on Moorings – Vol. 2” - Co-author of "The Nautical Institute on Command" (published by the Nautical Institute").

Specialist fields

Ship inspections (P&I, H&M, S&P, Flagstate), hatch cover inspections, P&I related surveys, ISM, containers, lashing & securing of heavy lifts, mooring equipment.

Development of ship inspection systems and vetting programs, marine related training schemes and courses.

Howard Van Doninck Manager IMCS - Antwerp office

Mobile: +32 473 68 08 24 E-mail:

Master's degree in Nautical Sciences. Ex. Deck Officer on ro-ro vessels. Shore-based and marine surveyor since 1999 for several Antwerp survey companies.

Specialist fields

Steel cargo surveys and claims, P&I related claims, commodity surveys, lashing & securing surveys.

Didier Piette Senior Surveyor

Mobile: +32 473 85 56 19 E-mail:

Master's degree in Nautical Sciences. Radio Officer from 1984 till 1992 for UBEM, CMB. Deck Officer from 1993 till 2001 for TECTO (ex-ATS, ex-CMBT, ex-CMB) and URS on board general cargo ships, container ships, bulk carriers, product tankers, LPG/ LNG tankers, deep-sea towing and anchor handling. In 1999-2000 Application Engineer (marine department) for ABB.

Specialist fields

P&I related surveys, ship inspections (P&I, H&M, S&P), ISM, hatch cover inspections, containers, lashing & securing of heavy lifts, Flag State Inspections

Frank Thomas Senior Surveyor

Mobile: +32 473 80 24 56 E-mail:

Ex. Chief Mate (Nedlloyd), marine operations Cast Zeebrugge, marine surveyor (Bureau Van Ameyde, Zeebrugge), container planner Lykes Lines (Antwerp), operations manager Hamburg Süd (Antwerp), assistant terminal manager SeaRo (Zeebrugge).

Specialist fields

P&I related surveys, hatch cover inspections, containers, ro-ro, lashing & securing of heavy lifts.

Laura De Wel Surveyor

Mobile: +32 478 90 89 75 E-mail:

Master's degree in Nautical Sciences. Ex. Chief Officer (chemical tankers). Shore-based and marine surveyor since 2013.

Specialist fields

Hatch cover inspections, P&I condition surveys, tanker related surveys and claims, pre-load surveys, Flag State Inspections

Katelijn De Paepe Surveyor

Mobile: +32 471 50 26 50 E-mail:

Master's degree in Nautical Sciences. Ex. Deck Officer (heavy lift vessels, sea-going tugs and ro-ro vessels). Shore-based and marine surveyor since 2013.

Specialist fields

Pre-load surveys, lashing & securing surveys, hatch cover inspections, outturn surveys, on & off-hire surveys.

Michel Devos Car Surveyor

Mobile: +32 471 85 25 74 E-mail:

Graduated as automotive technician and successfully completed studies as vehicle specialist. Car surveyor since 1996. IMCS automotive specialist since 2014.

Specialist fields

Automotive inspections