The Pacific Business Unit is run out of the Singapore office and currently operates a fleet of 30-40 vessels ranging from Handysize to Ultramax.

The size and diversity of the Pacific basin demands the Portfolio is not just active in the more established core trades but also in niche cargo flows throughout the region. The Business unit is continuously striving to develop new working relationships, although the current Customer base already necessitates exposure to most bulk commodities, the Unit is considered more of a specialist in alumina, coal, fertilizer, grains, salt and sugar.

The huge intra and cross basin trades in the region necessitate the Pacific portfolio to work closely with all the other Business Units, with the range of expertise across the desk, in addition to Western Bulk's excellent communication network, this is a core strength that provides a professional and comprehensive shipping solution for our Industrial clients.

The business unit also represents Western Bulk towards Vessel Owners based in the Asia region for both spot and period employment.


Torbjørn Gjervik

Senior Vice President
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Alexander Kestler

Vice President
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Erik Park

Chartering Manager
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Rio Liu Rui Chao

Chartering Manager
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Jan Witt

Group Operations Coordinator
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Savannah Kilde

Operations Manager
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Isabella Kwok

Operations Manager
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Justin Adumekwe

Operations Manager
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Wei-Min Chia

Operations Manager
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Yin Shi Lee

TC Controller
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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.