Generations in the port. Like father, like son (or daughter!)

Traditional professions pass from father to son (or daughter!). At least with some families in the port. Such as with the Schrijver family; flatterers with the Corps van Vletterlieden vof and the Ter Haak family, where the fourth generation is now active in the port of Amsterdam.


Bert and Mark Schrijver

Who sketches the 75-year history of the CVV, partly tells the history of the Schrijver family. Since 1956, three of them - grandfather Arie († 2005), father Bert and son Mark - contribute to the ins and outs of the company. Pivotal in the family tradition is Bert Schrijver (59) who started in November 1981. "In 1980, I was obliged to do military service," Bert recalls. "Not much later my father told me that there was a vacancy at the CVV. After an application and the approval of the members, I was accepted. It is a pity that grandpa Arie did not live to see that in 2006. Also in the year that Mark (32) became a partner at the CVV. "My father would have been very proud.
have been apetrocious."


Michael and Richard ter Haak

In 1911 Piet ter Haak started a ship maintenance company under the name P. ter haak &Zn. He worked at the various shipyards in Amsterdam, such as ADM, NDSM and De Nederlanden. When the shipyards began to suffer in 1965, Ruurd ter Haak started his own stevedoring company on the Javakade. When in 1978 the containerisation continues his son Richard - the third generation - starts Container Company Amsterdam. Then in 2003 the Barge Company Amsterdam was born, a service with barges between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp. But blood is thicker than water and in 2015, under the leadership of Michael ter Haak, the fourth generation started CBox Containers Netherlands.