A Belgian native born the son of a master mariner who captained ferries of the now defunct Ostend-Dover Line, 53-year-old Philippe has been passionate about “everything maritime” in general and ferries in particular since childhood. As a teenager, he started to collect data and with his first pocket money took up travelling on ferries all over Europe to study ferries, their operators and ports.
Following an education in logistics management, Philippe started as a free-lance journalist, quite early on writing for the Swedish publishing house Shippax. From the early 2000s, Philippe became one of Shippax’s key contributors, a stepping stone to the function of editor-in-chief, a job which he quit in September 2021 to focus on his own consultancy business C&MORE.
Through C&MORE, Philippe is providing consultancy services and business intelligence to international key players that have a strong connection to the ro-pax and ro-ro industries. As a side project, Philippe also keeps on writing about ferries and the ferry industry for a few trade publications.
Philippe has been a member of the DNV Ferry Committee since 2013, reporting about ferry accidents.