Relationships are crucial for our business. We depend on our customers and tonnage providers to maintain and develop our large and diversified trading pattern, and we are always working hard to strengthen and grow our customer base. Our goal is to be your first choice when you are looking for a dry bulk operator.
Through our global operations and market presence, we gain local knowledge and a solid understanding of different geographical markets and local conditions. In recent years, Western Bulk's customer base has grown substantially, leading to a highly diversified customer base of 400 individual customers. In addition, close relationships with a range of ship owners give us access to the best and most modern vessels for our fleet.
Our relationships with these cargo and vessel owners, our large and flexible fleet, our global reach and scale as well as our operational experience together enable us to offer high-quality and flexible services globally, that are tailor-made to each customer's needs.