South Atlantic - US Gulf

The South Atlantic/US Gulf business unit serves clients loading and/or discharging cargo on the Atlantic coasts of South America and Africa. Cargoes are carried on a trusted base of ships from our core owners and include both spot movements and industrial multi-year contracts.

The business unit also serves the US Gulf area and a broad base of clients with diverse ocean transportation needs originating from the US Gulf and neighboring loading zones from East Coast Canada to North Coast South America.

Staff are empowered to create value for our customers and are always searching for new opportunities and efficiencies to be gained.

In the spring of 2016, we opened an office in Casablanca, Morocco. Please see separate page for more info on our Casablanca office.


Lars Christian Svensen

Senior Vice President
+47 2313 3411
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Niklas Sindum

Vice President
+47 2313 3436
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Karina C. Ystehede

Global Tonnage Manager
+47 2313 3412
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Didrik Almgren

Chartering Manager
+47 2313 3561
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Nina Bjerregaard

Chartering Manager
+47 2313 3506
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Petter Haraldsson

Chartering Manager
+47 2313 3426
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Bjørnar Hessen

Operations Manager
+47 2313 3433
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Jeppe Christian Haug

Operations Manager
+47 2313 3455
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Øyvind Hellem

Operations Manager
+47 2313 3409
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Gustav Arvidsson

+47 2313 3422
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Yulia Pidlisna

Marine Accountant
+47 2313 3430
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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.