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Clipper Bulk Axes 40 Staff

International dry bulk shipping company Clipper Group  has launched a comprehensive restructuring involving a large number of layoffs, especially at the company's Copenhagen headquarters.The dry bulk carrier announced a series of initiatives to strengthen its business platform amid continued weak markets.Initiatives include agreements to strengthen the company’s financial position, downsizing of organization and office network, other cost savings, changes to Senior Management as well as a more focused market approach, said a press release from the operator of Handysize and Supramax

Genco Sets Up Minor Bulk Subsidiary

and direct cargo liftings to our global major and minor bulk operation position us well to continue to take advantage of a market recovery.”   Fladberg brings minor bulk chartering experience managing Ultramax, Supramax, and Handysize vessels. Prior to joining Genco, Fladberg had been at Clipper Group since 2007, holding various chartering and management positions, including serving as the general manager for the chartering team in Copenhagen. Most recently he was Vice President and part of Clipper Group’s global bulk management team and head of worldwide Handysize chartering.  

Jack Noonan, CEO, Chembulk Tankers

Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'

his USCG license to Chief Mate. He has 30+ years’ experience in the chemical tanker business, having served in operations and chartering positions with chemical tanker owner Stolt-Nielsen and ship brokerage firm Sound Tanker Chartering (now SPI Marine). He also served as Vice President of Clipper Group’s Copenhagen Tankers and subsequently President of Clipper Tankers USA, a position he held until he joined Chembulk. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and of the North American Committees of DNV GL and ClassNK. With the exception of his years at sea, his entire maritime

Peter Norborg (Photo: Clipper Group)

Norborg Steps in as Clipper Group CEO

Clipper Group has appointed Peter Norborg new Group CEO, succeeding current chief Frank G. Jensen, who will continue with the company as Chairman of the Board. Norborg will commence work in Clipper on April 1, 2016.   Norborg, 49, comes from a position as Chief Operating Officer at Switzerland-based open hatch/dry bulk company Gearbulk, a position he has held since 2012. Before that, he spent 14 years at D/S Norden, latest as Executive Vice President and Head of Dry Cargo division. Peter holds an EMBA from IMD Business School. He is presently living in Switzerland with his family, but will

Photo Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Vogel Appointed CEO, Eagle Bulk Shipping

resume his position as an independent director of the Company. Paul M. Leand, Jr., Chairman of the Board of the Company, commented, "Gary Vogel brings over 25 years of experience as an operator in the geared dry bulk sector and has a proven track record of success, most recently as the CEO of Clipper Group. Bringing him to Eagle Bulk enhances our Company by adding a world-class commercial operator and expands our skill platform. Looking forward, Eagle Bulk can now grow from being a tonnage provider to creating value in multiple dimensions -- most importantly by focusing on value-added performance

Kristian Mørch (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell Board Announces New CEO’s Start Date

SE since May 2014, will step down as board director of the company from the same date.   Mørch is Danish citizen with more than 27 years' experience in the shipping industry, of which more than 10 years have been in senior management positions, previously holding posts as co-CEO of Clipper Group, COO of Maersk Tankers, and other management positions in A.P. Moller-Maersk. Mørch has an MBA from Switzerland’s IMD, and is an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School

Kristian Mørch (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell Names Mørch President, CEO

The board of directors of Odfjell SE has appointed Kristian Mørch as the company's new president and CEO. He will succeed current president and CEO Tore Jakobsen by November 1, 2015.   Mørch is a Danish citizen and presently holds the position as co-CEO of Clipper Group. He has previously been COO of Maersk Tankers, and has also held other management positions in A.P. Moller-Maersk. Mørch holds an MBA from IMD (Switzerland), and is an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School. He has been a member of the Board of Odfjell SE since May 2014.   Mørch has more

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