Chile

Western Bulk has been active in Chile since 1982 and is based in our Santiago office, which was opened in 2006. Being one of our core areas since Western Bulk’s inception, the Chile operations have produced strong relationships with several major Chilean industrial companies.

Chile operates on average about 18-22 vessels. In addition to the traditionally strong forestry and mineral segments, operations here include transportation of grains, coal, and cement clinker.

Geographically, with the time differences to Europe and the Far East, the Santiago office nicely complements our offices in Oslo, Singapore and Seattle to enable 24-hour accessibility to Western Bulk around the world.

Contacts

Marius Haugland

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Chile
+56 (2) 2714 7303
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Christopher Mikolin G.

Chartering Manager
+56 (2) 2714 7301
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Alejandro Reischel

Operations Manager
+56 2 27147 308
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Suti Holst

Operations Manager
+56 (2) 2714 7306
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Harald Schramm

Chartering Manager
+56 (2) 2714 7302
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Francisco Navia

Port Captain
+56 (9) 9 8870324
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Trang Nguyen

Marine Accountant
+6566532318
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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.