As son of an “inland navigator”, Pieter Korterink, founder of Mantis Marine, was literally born and raised on waters. In his early years, he used to travel with his parents within the european waters transporting a multiplicity of goods.
As the industry evolved, the year of 1995 formed the tipping point of how those goods were transported. Leading to an increased adoption of containers as a strategy for goods transportation. As a result, a new ship was built by Damen shipyards to fit 90 TEU’s and consequently triggering the rise of an 24 Hour Economy.
Throughout his professional career, Pieter Korterink remained rooted in his maritime family background and experiences as he advanced his career occupying positions primarily in International Business Development for organisations in the offshore and maritime industry. As a maritime professional, he geared his focus and expertise towards fundamentally understanding the needs of organisations operating in the offshore maritime industry and serving them with tailor made innovative solutions. Instinctively, it is his commitment to serving these organisations that led to the foundation of Mantis Marine. Consistently, Mantis Marine serves as the new found platform through which Pieter Korterink is dedicated to understanding the needs of customers operating in the maritime industry and serve them with stellar maritime solutions.
Our vision is to be on- and offshore equipments’ most customer and project centric company; to build a platform where organisations in the marine industry can come to find and discover any equipment they may need to successfully run, complete and expand their maritime operations and projects.
Our names was inspired by the Mantis shrimp, a small shrimp with extraordinary unmatchable powers. For instance, the eyes of the Mantis shrimp are among the most advanced eyes in the animal kingdom. With lots of small eye parts moving in different directions. Where humans have binocular vision, each one of the Mantis shrimp’s eye creates three separate images, resulting into a trinocular eyeball. The Mantis shrimp has two of these eyeballs, meaning it’s senocular. Human eyes can detect three colour wavelengths, the Mantis shrimp can detect twelve, nine more than the human eyes.
We believe in unburdening and relieving our customers from any equipment distress by offering excellent, innovative, straightforward, flexible and customer-tailored offshore equipment solutions. Inspired by the extraordinary vision capabilities of the Mantis shrimp, we intend to serve our customers by exploring the globe and conducting worldwide searches to track beneficial opportunities that serve any of our customers’ equipment needs.