Antoon Van Coillie

CEO at ZULU Associates

Antoon Van Coillie is an entrepreneur, presently active as director of ZULU Associates and Anglo Belgian Shipping Company. He holds an MBA degree at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and is an alumnus of the Belgian American Educational Foundation. He also holds a degree of Commercial Engineer (Solvay) at the Free University Brussels. Before being active in the inland waterway and marine industries, he acquired a wide experience in the construction and the financial industry in different capacities. He founded Blue Line Logistics in 2011 inventing and developing the Pallet Shuttle Barge (aka ZULU) concept for transporting palletized goods on inland waterways. Since then he has initiated programs to develop autonomous vessels for inland and short sea freight. In 2019 he founded ZULU Associates in order to develop a fleet of zero emission inland barges and short sea vessels.
He served as Reserve Officer in the Belgian Navy, minesweeping and fishery protection. He also sailed many campaigns on the tall ships.