Edward Verberght:

Born in Wilrijk (B) in 1964 and residing in Sint-Gillis-Waas (B).

Founder and managing director of M.T.T.C. BV

Following a childhood on the inland waterways and after obtaining the Rhine River Patent, Radar Patent and Inland Master’s Licence, Edward Verberght went to sea in 1983 as a ship’s engineer.
In the meantime he completed the Maritime Academy in Antwerp. After passing through all the ranks, he finalised his ten-year high sea career as Chief-Engineer of unlimited horsepower steam and engine.

During his period at sea Edward Verberght became specialized in chemical, oil and gas tankers and refrigerated ships. He obtained all the required additional specialisation certificates.

In 1992 he began as a freelance surveyor, working 12 years for the largest maritime survey bureau in Belgium. He finished his collaboration with this company in 2004.

Since then his services have been broadened and his focus shifted more to advisory and consultancy. The results were several very fine building and conversion projects, yet without losing sight of general survey jobs.

He is the driving force behind M.T.T.C. BV and it is his wish to expand the company further into a leading player in its sector – not only national but also international.

Michael Annicaert:

Trained as a merchant shipping officer at the Antwerp Maritime Academy, he began his seafaring career in 2007; initially on dredgers and later on chemical and oil tankers.

He climbed through all the ranks of his profession, including more than seven years in management positions. In the past two years, he has been sailing as captain.

In 2016, after nearly ten years at sea, Mr. Annicaert has joined our team. On the one hand, his education and experience means an overlap of expertise and knowledge and on the other hand, an expansion of capacities with regard to liquid-based loads and handling of cargo.

Veronique Soby:

After completing her studies with high honours in Shipping, Distribution and Transport at the Ghent University College, she worked for eight years as a dispatcher at the port of Antwerp.

At the beginning of 2016, fully ready for new challenges, she joined our team.
Her affinity for the shipping world was of value to us from day one.

With her fantastic knowledge of languages and enthusiasm, she has by now become a valuable link within M.T.T.C.