US Gulf

The US Gulf Business Unit is located in Miami, Florida and serves 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.

We cater to customers prompt as well as deferred requirements loading coal, petcoke, wood pellets, alumina, iron ore, nickel ore, mineral concentrates, clinker, bauxite, fertilizers, sugar, salt, grains and byproducts on a regular basis on vessels from the Handysize to Panamax segments.

We strive to know our customers personally and tailor our services to our clientele's specifications.

As we work closely with Western Bulk's various business units we are able to provide multiple origin options which allow charterers to hedge their shipping program and reduce exposure to the market.

 

Contacts

David Swindoll

Senior Vice President
+47 2313 3468 / +1 305 238 1554
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Wayne Yim

Operations Manager
+47 2313 3432 / +1 305 833 6575
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Nevada Burchardt

Chartering Manager
+47 2313 3467 / +1 305 399 1027
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Bryan Swindoll

Chartering Manager
+47 2313 3438 / +1 305 747 3132
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Freddy Campana

Operations Manager
+47 2313 3492 / +1 305 922 6143
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Jessica Erickson

Marine Accountant
+1 206 292 0909
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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.