Western Bulk is a global dry bulk operator with an untraditional business model. We are asset light, trading-oriented and decentralised, and we use risk management as a guiding principle for all our decisions.
Western Bulk transports dry bulk commodities for a range of customers worldwide. We offer reliable, flexible and competitive transportation services to our cargo customers, as well as safe and reliable vessel employment for vessel owners.
Western Bulk is owned by about 240 shareholders. About 75% of the shares are owned by subsidiaries of Kistefos AS.
Western Bulk is one of the World’s leading dry bulk operators. Media, applicants, students and others are welcome to contact us at any time.
Human Capital, Agility & Flexibility, Reliability and Risk Management
are among our key strengths and capabilities.
We are a leading dry bulk shipping company with a commercially
controlled fleet of 140 ships (2017 average). Our local knowledge is the key to
ensure a safe and reliable service to our customers worldwide.
More than just a set of theoretical models, reports and administrative
procedures, risk management has become a way of thinking and
a pivotal component of our culture.
Western Bulk is a global dry bulk operator, owned by about 240 shareholders. The Kistefos Group (www.kistefos.no) is the largest shareholder, controlling about 75% of the shares.
Motivated, ambitious and talented individuals are crucial for Western Bulk's continued success.
The history of Western Bulk starts in 1982, when the business was established under the names Western Bulk Shipping and Western Bulk Carriers.
We aim to further develop our position as one of the world’s leading operators of medium-sized dry bulk vessels.