Sjaak Klap

Principal Environmental Advisor SGMF

Sjaak Klap is a Principal Environmental Advisor at the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel is a non-government organisation founded in 2013 with the key aim of promoting safely and industry best practice for gas as an alternative, cleaner and sustainable shipping fuel for now and the future. Sjaak started his career in the shipping industry. He thereafter transferred to other industrial sectors, including shipbuilding and stainless-steel industries before returning to the shipping industry as Vice President Business Development for Spliethoff, an Amsterdam-based shipping company. His responsibilities included all aspects of LNG as marine fuel, which resulted in orders for 7 LNG-fuelled short-sea vessels by 2 Spliethoff Group subsidiaries in August 2019. He retired from Spliethoff recently and took up his present position at SGMF. Sjaak studied marine engineering, business administration and logistics.

Sjaak is based in Vlissingen, the Netherlands for SGMF and can be contacted by email at:

Strategic Focus Day

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020


Now the sulphur problem has left the maritime room, it is faced with the carbon reduction target –
what are the options considering ships being built now will be trading then?
• What are fuels and energy source choices
• Examining different propulsion systems
• Operations optimisation

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Sjaak.

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