AsiaDry Cargo

BW makes surprise bulk play with Bonfils appointment

Christian Bonfils will join BW Group from April 1 as the new head of BW Dry Cargo, which is looking to establish itself as an owner of bulk carriers between 50,000 and 90,000 dwt.

Bonfils is the founder and CEO of Nordic Bulk Carriers and Custodia Shipping, and pioneered the use of the Northern Sea Route and Northwest Passage for commercial shipping, BW Group said.

“Christian brings with him many years of experience in the international shipping industry, and in particular dry bulk shipping. We welcome a strong leader with a keen sense of the business,”  Carsten Mortensen, BW Group CEO, said in a release.


Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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