Experts in Maritime

Delivers in a wide diversity of markets

Crew management
Marine and Civil construction

Our mission and values

Our aim is to enhance global participation of the South African labour force  in the International Dredging Industry and related service sectors, the Offshore energy Industry, and the Civil Construction industry by using a network of professionals.

It is our mission to provide reliable, quality service at all levels for recruitment, secondment crew management issues, pay rolling and management consulting.

We are a forward-thinking, modern company using our global network to respond quickly and efficiently to all enquiries. In addition, we explore niche markets, and as a result of the broad spectrum of high calibre skills available in the South African labour market, an agency has been founded in Cape Town. The team at Protea Maritime Connection will do our utmost to establish reliable, long-term relationships by providing quality service to both client and candidate.

The people of Protea Maritime Connection

I have been working in the maritime industry for long time. 7 years ago I was given the opportunity by Stephan and the Protea team. I am truly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to represent and be part of such a vibrant, diverse and loyal Protea family, I currently serve on board of Jan de Nul dredging as chief cook. Which involves the procurement of nutritious meals with complex diversity , ordering of victuals and bonded stores and also hygiene and ships’ housekeeping on board.

The last 2 years were tough for everyone with regards to the pandemic world wide, hence we managed all together to sit out this storm. Greatly appreciated what I do and representing Protea means a lot to me.

Irafaan Williams

I have worked for Protea Maritime for almost 10 years , either as bare engineer or barge master. Over the years have been enjoyable and pleasure working for Protea Maritime in Rotterdam and Cape Town. Stephan and his team have proven that they are efficient , professional, consistent and trustworthy, always having their employees interest at heart. Look forward to working many more years with Stephan and his team.

Jean Brazier

Finally I am in at Protea Maritime Connection. I am truly grateful for this opportunity that has been given to me

I am a chef on board doing menu planning , provisions ordering. We make the meals for the seafarers and make them happy. The Protea Maritime Connection Team, found the perfect vessel to serve and I believe that I was the perfect fit for the vessel. I feel that my passion is yet to grow even more

Gerard Zincke

I joined Protea Maritime relatively early in my career and have now worked my way up to 2nd engineer. I have the opportunity to grow my skills on a multitude of different vessels. This experience I will carry for the rest of my life , the staff of Protea Maritime Connection have always been on top of anything that have been thrown at us including navigating the incredibly hard times brought about Covid. To have stability in your career is something one strives for especially when starting a family.

Tyrone Smolders

“The PMC team are always professional. Their punctuality, coordination and communication are vital to my role as a 2nd electrician or ETO. I perform routine maintenance of equipment and machinery (repairing, installing and testing). I also manage the electronic work schedules, compile orders and carry out stocktaking duties.”

Frederik Meissenheimer

“I always knew I wanted to work on a vessel or offshore, and here I am, working as Chief Cook for the team at Protea Maritime Connection! I plan and prepare daily meals and snacks, manage food orders, and ensure that the galley and mess room are always clean.

Dean Holmes

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We are always looking for new people to join Protea

Enhance global participation in the International Dredging Industry

We, at Protea Maritime Connection, aim to ensure that every facet of our work and association with individuals and companies is held to be politically, economically and socially accountable. Respect for our clients and candidates and their environments will always be taken to the next level.

In turn we set high standards and expect our employees to follow an ethical code of conduct wherein we are at all times legally and ethically responsible at all times. This means we take the whole into account as we strive to create a symbiotic working environment.

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