US West Coast

The US West Coast business unit located in Seattle has been in operation since 1995 when Western Bulk acquired the Jebsen Bulk Pool.

Being geographically and strategically well placed in the busy Pacific Northwest, the Seattle office assures day-to-day contact with numerous industries, cargo owners, trading houses, and brokers in USA, Canada and Mexico.

The Seattle office currently operates 15-20 vessels. The Seattle office also looks after the day-to-day operations of all Western Bulk Chartering vessels calling the West coast from Panama to British Columbia/Alaska and Hawaii. Commodities carried are mainly steel products, grains, fertilizers, iron ore, coal and pet-coke.

 

 

Contacts

Oystein Boe

President
+1 206 292 0909
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Nevada Burchardt

Chartering Manager
+1 206 292 0903
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Stian Kvig

Chartering Manager
+1 206 292 0904
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Charlie Russell

Operations Manager
+1 206 292 0901
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Joe Curtis

Operations Manager
+1 206 292 0902
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Jessica Erickson

Office Manager/ TC Controller
+1 206 388 0384
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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.