Commercial Teams

US Gulf

The team focuses on clients loading and/or discharging cargo in the US Gulf, and are also covering US East Coast and West Coast South-America. Cargoes are carried on a trusted base of ships from our core owners and include both spot movements and industrial multi-year contracts.

The US Gulf team is managed out of the Oslo office.

Vice president, US Gulf: Petter Haraldson

South Atlantic

The South Atlantic team focuses on East Coast South America and West Coast Africa.

The team is managed out of the Oslo office.

Vice president, South Atlantic: Niklas Sindum


The main activity is transport of various steel and bulk cargoes from the Continent and the Baltics. 

The team is managed out of the Oslo office.

Vice president, Continent: Johan Wigforss

Black Sea / Mediterranean

The team focuses on steel and bulk cargoes from the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

The team is managed out of the Oslo office.

Vice president, Black Sea/Mediterranean: Joachim Frantsen

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean team is based in the Singapore office and operated an average volume of about 30 vessels in the Handysize to Ultramax segment during 2019.


Through its significant customer base, the team is active in most dry bulk commodities and services clients on spot, short to medium term as well as on long industrial contracts.

The team also runs extensive parceling operations within Asia on various bulk and break-bulk commodities.

Vice president, Indian Ocean: Mohneesh Bhutani

Pacific / US West Coast

The Pacific / US West Coast team is run out of the Singapore and Seattle offices and operated a fleet of about 25 vessels on average during 2019, 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 team is continuously striving to develop new working relationships, although the current customer base already necessitates exposure to most bulk commodities, the team is considered more of a specialist in slag, fertilizer, clinker, coal, steel products, grains, iron ore and pet-coke.


The huge intra and cross basin trades in the region necessitate the Pacific portfolio to work closely with all the other commercial teams. The team also represents the Group towards vessel owners based in the Asia region for both spot and period employment.

Senior Vice president, Pacific / US West Coast, and Managing Director (Singapore Office): Torbjørn Gjervik

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