Jens Ismar, CEO, Western Bulk Interviewed by Barry ParkerNovember 4, 2014
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Western Bulk ASA is a global operator of dry bulk vessels and the World's third largest operator of Supramax vessels. The company combines solid shipping experience with an asset-light, decentralised and trading-oriented business model with a strong risk management culture. Western Bulk is headquartered in Oslo, and has offices in Singapore, Seattle, Santiago and Monaco. The company's business consists of two main activities: Western Bulk Chartering and Western Bulk Shipholding. Western Bulk Chartering is a pure dry bulk operator; using a large portfolio of vessels leased to transport cargo for various customers worldwide, either on contract basis or in the spot market. Western Bulk Shipholding has exposure to attractive dry bulk assets mainly through long term leases with purchase options, but to a limited extent also through direct ownership in vessels.