Locations

We are a global shipping company with seven Business Units located in Oslo, Singapore, Seattle, Santiago and Miami.

Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway

Western Bulk was incorporated in Oslo, Norway in 1982. The CEO, CFO and CRO are located in Oslo, which also supports certain administrative functions, but with diminishing “head office” savour.

Seattle, USA

Seattle, USA

The Western Bulk Chartering Seattle office has been in operation since 1995 when Western Bulk acquired the Jebsen Bulk Pool.

Singapore

Singapore

Its strategic location and infrastructure make the port of Singapore one of the busiest in the world. Successful business policies have attracted scores of international companies and the city has become a regional centre of shipping and finance.

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

The Western Bulk Chartering Santiago office was opened in 2006. However, the Chile operation was initiated back in 1982, with an operational office in Concepción Bay for the forestry services.

Miami, USA

Miami, USA

The Western Bulk Chartering Miami office was opened at the very end of 2014 after the establishment of the US Gulf Business Unit.

Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca, Morocco

The commercial office in Casablanca, Morocco was opened in the spring of 2016 as an extension of the South Atlantic Business Unit.

Western Bulk

Email and IT-related Fraud Alert

There is an increasing risk of attempted fraud and other security threats via email. In particular, Western Bulk has noticed an increase of fraudulent requests to change bank account details of suppliers/creditors, in an attempt to redirect payments to criminals and not to the intended recipient. We encourage everyone to be vigilant and learn to detect fraudulent email instructions - seemingly legitimate emails may contain fraudulent information, this is not just a cybersecurity matter.

As a result, Western Bulk will treat any notice of bank account changes as suspicious. Urgent pressure to effect payment as soon as possible without verification of the changes will also be treated as suspicious.

Please note that Western Bulk would not inform of changes to bank account details by email notice alone. In the unlikely event that we need to change a beneficiary name or our other bank account details, we would personally contact our supplier or customer in order to personally verify any change in details.

Similarly, we ask that all our suppliers and creditors:

1. first notify us in writing and
2. personally verify any change in bank details or change in beneficiary in any payment advice to Western Bulk.

In summary, notices of bank account changes will require voice confirmation from your Western Bulk contact, either by telephone or face to face, before payment can be authorised so please make sure to notify any changes in good time.