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Super brokers

Ocean Freight Exchange’s John Hahn discusses how to mesh tech with experience to create a new level of shipbroking.

In a way the pandemic has been a bit of a blessing to John Hahn and his team at the Ocean Freight Exchange (OFE), a six-year-old digital brokerage headquartered in Singapore. While other brokers scrambled to fix working from home constraints and to roll out digital tools to ensure deals could carry on as normal, OFE was able to grow and grow.

In 2015, Hahn and co-founder Michael Guo gathered a small group of commodity traders, chartering managers, shipbrokers, and Silicon Valley computer eng...

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