Klaveness pulls commercial activities from Shanghai office

Klaveness pulls commercial activities from Shanghai office

Norwegian dry bulk owner Torvald Klaveness has decided to downsize its Shanghai office to focus on operations, and will no longer perform chartering from the office.

The company will no longer have chartering staff in China as of September 1, continuing its presence with an operations manager, port captain and a site team at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.

Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO of Torvald Klaveness, commented: “Klaveness is fully committed to the Chinese shipping market. We have a significant newbuilding program, we will continue our operations presence and will continue to actively serve our Chinese customers from our Singapore office and through our Chinese affiliates.”

Xiaobin Huang, who was part of the chartering team in China, has agreed to act as a closely associated broker for Klaveness.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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