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Sumitomo opens chartering desk in Amsterdam

Japanese trading house giant Sumitomo Corporation has opened a dry bulk chartering office in Amsterdam. The new entity is called Chartering Trident Navigation and features a well-known name at the top.

Nathan Durrant, who quit his chartering post at Navig8 London, last month has been appointed chartering manager at the new Sumitomo vehicle. Durrant was with Navig8 for nearly five years. Before that he was the managing director of Elkem Chartering in Singapore.

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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