Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter Merkel
Peter started his maritime education in 1986 with Hapag Lloyd as a ship’s mechanic apprentice. His further career took him all the way up from a licensed ship mechanic, to a graduated Marine Engineer, Chief Engineer, Technical Superintendent, Technical Director and finally Managing Director of Uniteam Marine a Shipmanagement company and crew provider with offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Singapore, Odessa, Klaipeda and Yangon.
In 2013 he founded his own company 53° Nord - Marine Surveyor, which was extended beginning 2016 into the 53° Nord - Marine Consulting GmbH & Co. KG.
He is a member of the Association of German Marine Experts(VDSS) and the Federation of European Maritime Association of Surveyors and Consultants (FEMAS).