Peter van Duyn
Director/Owner Espero Logistics Solutions
Born and educated in the Netherlands Peter moved from Rotterdam to Melbourne in 1983 after a successful career as a Deck Officer in the Dutch merchant navy and a stint at the Rotterdam Port Authority.
Upon arrival in Australia Peter continued his career in the shipping and stevedoring business culminating in his role as General Manager of Patrick Container Terminals until early 2009. Peter has also been an invited speaker at several national and international conferences.
Peter’s extensive experience in operational and senior management roles enables Espero Logistics Solutions to offer a wide range of services. Peter’s competency with English, Dutch, German and French facilitates working with companies that operate in multilingual environments.
Peter is excited about the new opportunities that Espero Logistics Solutions is presenting and the challenge of working with a range of clients in the logistics and transport sector to assist them to remain competitive in the current economic climate.
Peter also works as a Maritime Industry Expert at the Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics at Victoria University in Melbourne and regularly comments on issues relating to maritime supply chains and maritime developments in Australia. He is a Director of the International Cargo Handling and Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) Australia.
Peter is a member of Australian Business Volunteers. ABV is an AusAid funded organisation which matches experienced business people with organisations in developing nations in the Pacific Rim and provides mentoring, training and capacity building opportunities.
Peter is involved in the Dutch community in Victoria and is a board member of Dutchcare Ltd, an aged care provider that caters predominantly for Dutch elders. He is also president of the Dutch Orange Day committee which organises a one day festival in April in the Melbourne CBD to celebrate the Dutch National Day.