Change at the top at Ernst Russ Shipbroker

A change at the top of one of Germany’s best known shipbrokers has been announced. Jan-Hendrik Heikes, managing director of Ernst Russ Shipbroker, will retire at the end of the year, and is set to be replaced by Maik Putzer (pictured).

Putzer started his apprenticeship at Stüwe & Co in 2002. After the founding of Ernst Russ in 2013 by Ernst Russ, Peter Döhle and Stüwe & Co, Putzer has headed up chartering.

Ernst Russ Shipbroker has also brought onboard former Peter Döhle employee Marc Serwatzki to head up container chartering.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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