Managing Director Henk Arntz has more than made his mark in the world of hull & machinery, machinery breakdown and technical insurances.

To the point, sharp-eyed, a mountain of professional integrity, he has personally and successfully managed countless claims over the past 30 years. His travels and interventions have earned him an international network beyond compare.

Here’s a brief look at his career so far:


  • surveyor with G.H. Arntz bv survey, valuation & engineering  bureau, active in fishing vessels, pleasure craft, civil engineering, contractors’ equipment, machinery breakdown (specialized in civil engineering, gas and diesel engines, combined heat and power installations, wind and gas turbines)
  • co-initiator and -developer of the ‘Schade Preventie Plan’ (Damage Prevention Plan) in fishery and inland shipping
  • founder of the European Survey Group EEIG


  • director and sole share holder of G.H. Arntz bv (IJmuiden/Barendrecht)
  • initiator and developer of the damage registration system DamNet
  • initiator of damage expertise software SRS (‘Schade Registratie Systeem’, Damage Registration System), presently the Ix-Biz IT system (used by most maritime surveyors in the Benelux)


  • managing director of survey bureau Arntz | van Helden bv in Rotterdam (45 FTEs), a combination of survey bureau G.H. Arntz bv and survey and engineering bureau Van Helden, Schippers & Nobels bv, active in offshore, heavy lift, CAR, hull & machinery, machinery breakdown, technical insurance, civil objects, contractors’ equipment, dredging and power production and supply industry
  • founder of Invaco bv, a company active in property and industrial valuation
  • project advisor on behalf of insurers for the construction and lifting of the Millennium Wheel in London
  • director Marine & Industry (M&I) at Van Ameyde Group with maritime survey companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany and claim handling and recovery agencies in the Netherlands and the UK (125 FTEs).


  • Board Member at Van Ameyde International bv as director Marine & Industry
  • co-founder of BouwZeker bv, a partnership for inspections of civil objects and constructions
  • founder of inspection bureau Marine & Logistic Control (Barcelona)

since April 2008

  • founder and managing director of Arntz Expertise & Consulting bv (Eindhoven/Rotterdam)

Henk Arntz is (board) member of several major organisations and associations in the industry:

  • NIVRE (Dutch foundation of register experts) - Chamber Board Member;
  • ERS (Engine Registration System) - member of the Board of Surveyors;
  • NAMS (National Association of Marine Surveyors Inc. in the US) - regional vice-president:
  • FEMAS (Federation of European Maritime Associations of Surveyors and Consultants) - treasurer;
  • SCMS (Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors in the UK)
  • IVR (International Association Rhine Shipping Register)