Swire Bulk has tapped Western Bulk’s Rob Aarvold to take over from Andy Kidd as general manager of the Singapore-based line.
Aarvold had been senior vice president at Western Bulk in Singapore since 2010. Previous employment included a stint at brokers Simpson Spence & Young and six years at Swire Bulk sister firm, Swire Shipping.
Kidd started out as a broker working for the likes of HSBC and Wallem before spending eight years with Pacific Basin. He joined Swire Bulk in 2012. He is now on gardening leave through to the end of August ahead of a new assignment.