The Propeller Club Europe is taking shape.

Propeller Club Europe is an initiative that started in 2019 with the goal to increase and strengthen cooperation between different European Maritime Business Clubs. In less than 2 years’ time, more than 40 Maritime Business Clubs throughout Europe, currently spanning 9 countries, have joined the initiative.
Propeller Club Europe’s mission is to encourage and organize a variety of exchanges between Maritime Business Clubs and their members: events, keynote speakers, get togethers, seminars and conferences open to Members of the participating Maritime Business Clubs. Also joint missions to ports are organized to further strengthen the bonds between the Clubs and their members.
All these networking activities are powered by a state-of-the-art club management IT system, creating a true online community of maritime professionals. Icing on the cake is the competence based networking function, enabling every Club Member to quickly find, anywhere in Europe, the right person to help out with a specific question.
The Propeller Club Europe group keeps expanding and welcomes every Maritime Business Club wanting to participate and add value to its Members.




The Propeller Club Port of Antwerp sets an independent course.

The Antwerp Department of the Propeller Club, a business club of maritime professionals, now sails an independent course. Earlier, the divisions in Italy, Switzerland and Liverpool also went their own way.

The Propeller Club in the port of Antwerp was founded October 15th 1996. Now the Antwerp department goes its own independent way. In a world of change, an organisation needs to question itself regularly. We note that the interests of our members are mainly in the European hinterland, combined with a worldwide reach. A strong European network imposes itself, along with a strong local anchoring. The Board of Directors decided, together with the members at the Extraordinary General Assembly of October 8th 2019, to sail an independent course from now on.

Other major European clubs already preceded us, such as the Italian Propeller Clubs with 24 ports and 1,400 members, Basel and Geneve with 600 members. More recently, Liverpool also became an independent maritime club.

European cooperation
Meanwhile, the independent European Propeller Clubs are exchanging views and contemplate on how to cooperate. A successful mission on October 10th to the Annual Convention of the Italian Propeller Clubs, together with the Propeller Club of Geneva, laid the basis for more European cooperation and exchanges between clubs. More than 2,000 maritime professionals unite that way. Other maritime clubs already showed interest. Joint missions to other ports are currently being planned.

The Propeller Club Port of Antwerp is rejuvenating: a new website, app and member administration support the renewal. A new logo completes the operation.



De Propellerclub werd opgericht op 9 januari 1996.
De stichters waren toen:
  • Marc Dalkin
  • Michel Derrouazi
  • Niki Hausemer
  • Pierre Seynaeve
  • Marc Swinnen
  • Jacques Van Den Hende