Our Team • Brokers with sea-legs


Rod Schlick

Director, S&P broker

Having a seagoing father and grandfather, venturing onto the sea and into the maritime world was a natural decision I always have and still do fully enjoy! After doing my nautical training as Maritime Officer (dual education for Deck Officer and Marine Engineer) from the Higher Nautical School in Amsterdam in the early 90’s, I went sailing on the high and coastal seas on various Heavylift, Multipuprose, RoRo, Passenger and dry cargo vessels. After obtaining my Master all Ships license I sailed for a few more years ending as a Captain. Having obtained my degree in Maritime Science (Maritime Economics and Maritime Law) from the Universities of Ghent and Antwerp in Belgium, I joined ARAS Shipbrokers (then Amels Shipbrokers) as broker in 2003. Since then I have the pleasure to work with nice clients and colleagues on all facets of the sale & purchase market for ships, a world I could not dream to live without.

  • Mobile: +31 6 28428264
  • Skype: amels,rschlick

Darja Kopylova

S&P broker

I joined ARAS in July 2014, having previously worked at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in London. My industry experience includes information and intelligence, management of maritime safety and security compliance projects and support for government and professional organizations.

I speak Russian, Lithuanian, and English. Coming from a shipping family I was passionate about all things maritime since my very early days.

In my free time I enjoy travel and challenging and creative sports.

  • Mobile: +31 655 408713
  • Skype: darja.aras

Gijs Kampschöer

S&P broker

In January 2017, I joined ARAS Shipbrokers as a Junior S&P broker. Why I chose this job during the most challenging market in the history of shipping remains unclear to me. One could say that I tend to follow my gut feeling. My introduction into the world of shipping took place in Singapore a couple of years ago. As an intern at a German shipowner I discovered a world that was entirely new to me. After this life-changing experience, I decided to steer towards the maritime industry by choosing for a master in Maritime and Transport Law at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. The moment I realized I do not want to justify every six minutes of the day, I knew I had to follow the advice given to me in Singapore. Now I find myself in the wonderful world of shipbroking. Needless to say that I am always in for a nice chat, preferably about ships. I am looking forward to hearing from you!


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