expertly shipping your goods from A to B is a given

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Time and time again, it’s what we do beyond the status quo that creates the business advantage for our clients around the world.

Presently, Cetus Maritime owns and controls a significant fleet of over forty vessels, covering four sectors. We also have shorter period chartered in vessels performing our cargoes at any given time.

Our ships have shallow drafts, allowing access to smaller and less congested ports. Vessels are designed with box shaped holds, combinable cranes, log fittings, and open hatches.

Our team of globally renowned experts comprises of more than 15 cultures. Our on-the-ground presence allows us to really understand our customers’ businesses, gain their trust and needs, and offer a superior tailored and localised service in a local time zone.

Minibulker vessels of 8,500 dwt

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Small Handysize 18,900 – 24,000 dwt

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Handysize of 32,000 – 39,000 dwt

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Larger Handysize of 43,000 – 45,000 dwt
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WHY CETUS

We decided to embark on our new journey together as Cetus Maritime.

This new name draws on many concepts that are important to us: Cetus, as a water constellation, represents the history of ocean navigation. The image of Cetus as the whale reminds us of the environment that we operate in, as well as our responsibilities to that environment.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mark Young
Chief Executive Officer

Mark has over 30 years of experience in shipping and logistics. He holds a degree in International Shipping Management from Shanghai Maritime University.

In 2005, Mark founded OSL, a Handysize operator and in 2008 co-founded Asia Maritime Pacific. Mark Young remains the CEO of Cetus Maritime and is based in Shanghai.

Georg Greilinger
Chief Commercial Officer

Georg has almost 40 years of experience in shipping and freight trading. His maritime experience began with August Bolten in Germany, before working with Poseidon Schiffahrt and the von Appen Group.

Georg was the co-founding partner of Hamburg Bulk Carriers with Jens von Husen and is currently based in Singapore, where he oversees Cetus Maritime’s commercial operations in the Pacific.

Jens von Husen
Chief Commercial Officer

Jens has almost 40 years of experience in shipping and freight trading. His maritime experience began with Detlef von Appen Schiffahrtsgesellschaft in Germany, before working with Poseidon Schiffahrt, Coreck Maritime, Vogemann in New York, and the von Appen Group in Rio de Janeiro.

Jens was the co-founding partner of Hamburg Bulk Carriers with Georg Greilinger and is currently based in Hamburg, where he oversees Cetus Maritime’s commercial operations in the Atlantic.

Olivia Lennox-King
Chief Operating Officer

Olivia holds LLB (Hons) and BA degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and is admitted to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong. She has over a decade of experience in the shipping industry.

Olivia is responsible for the Company’s vessel sale, purchase and new building activities, and has overall responsibility for corporate matters, investor relations, compliance, media, and public relations. Olivia also leads the company’s legal and insurance departments from the Company’s Hong Kong office.

JP Chen
Chief Technical Officer

JP has over 20 years of experience in technical ship management, as well as 14 years onboard experience. He has previously worked with Good Faith Shipping and Pacific Basin.

JP is the Technical Director of Cetus Maritime, and is based in Shanghai, where he oversees the company’s technical operations in Shanghai and Manila.

Emma Cawood
Managing Director – Finance & Treasury

Emma graduated from University in Aberdeen with joint Honours in Law and Finance. She has over a decade of experience in commodities and shipping, working with BP, Noble and Cemcoa.

Emma is the head of Cetus Maritime’s Finance & Treasury functions from the company’s Hong Kong office.

Felipe Simian
Executive Director of South America

Felipe has over 25 years of experience in the shipping industry. He holds a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from UGM (Chile) and a MSC in International trade and Transport from London Metropolitan University.  

Felipe is responsible for the company´s Business Intelligence division and representing Cetus Maritime’s interests in the South American market. He is based in the Santiago office.

Ricky Yip
Senior Consultant

Ricky has over 40 years of experience in the shipping industry and has worked with Pacific Basin, Fairmont Shipping and Wheelock Marine Services.

Ricky has been with the company for over 15 years, focusing on both smaller vessels and Handysize vessels. He is based in the Hong Kong office.

Tabitha Logan
Director – Projects

Tabitha has over 15 years’ experience working in the Shipping industry. Tabitha holds a bachelor’s degree in law and started her career with Clyde & Co before working with various Shipowners.

Tabitha is a Director of the Projects team and is responsible for supporting the Company’s sales and purchase activities, digitalisation projects and sustainability matters.

Narayan BGS
Head of Chartering, Pacific and Indian Ocean

Narayan has nearly twenty years of experience in the shipping industry. He holds a Masters of Studies in Shipping & Port Management and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

Narayan is Head of Chartering for Cetus Maritime’s Pacific & Indian Ocean Handysize chartering business. He is based in Singapore.

Kim Thomsen
Head of Chartering - Atlantic

Originally, from Denmark, Kim has over 40 years of experience in the dry cargo shipping industry. He has previously worked for H. Bang & Co, J. Lauritzen and Armada. He founded Sono Shipping LLC, which joined the Cetus Maritime group in December 2016.

Kim is in charge of Cetus Maritime’s chartering and operational activity in the Americas. He is based in Austin, Texas.

Steven Yang
Head of West Africa & Minibulker Chartering

Steven has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He holds a degree from Shanghai Maritime University. In 2005, he co-founded OSL Shipping with Mark Young.

Steven focuses on the company’s West African and minibulker businesses, as well as the Company’s voyage operations team in Shanghai.

Ian Dalgleish
General Manager - Head of Melbourne Office

Ian is a Master Mariner and has extensive operational and commercial experience within the dry bulk industry. His previous experience includes senior roles within BHP and Pacific Basin in Australia, South America and Asia.

Ian is based in Melbourne and covers Cetus Maritime’s Australian and SE Asian parcelling businesses.

Taro Yamada
General Manager - Head of Tokyo Office

Taro holds an MBA from Waseda University, and a Bachelor's degree from Sophia University. Taro Yamada has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry.

Taro has worked for Nissho Iwai (Sojitz) Corporation and NYK Line. Taro Yamada covers Cetus Maritime’s Japan-related business for Handysize and mini bulker vessels and is based in Tokyo.

Jon Adams
General Manager – Chartering Controls

Jon has a degree from Oxford and a Graduate Diploma in Law. He started his career in Agency and Salvage in his home port of George Town, before joining Galbraiths in London and Sono Shipping in Austin, Texas.

Jon has a diverse knowledge of Atlantic dry cargo trades, specializing in fleet chartering and voyage cargo operating. He is based in London.

Sören Asmussen
Senior Chartering Manager

Sören has over a decade of experience in the chartering industry. He graduated from the Hamburg School of Shipping & Transportation before working as a broker and commodity trader Ameropa.

Sören is based in the Hamburg office and covers Atlantic chartering business.

Octavio Catalan
Senior Chartering Manager

Octavio has over 15 years of experience in the shipping industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Maritime Transport and is also an Industrial Engineer. Throughout his career, he has held various roles with Shipowners, including positions in Chartering, Operations and Control. Octavio is based in the Santiago office.

Ryan Diao
Senior Chartering Manager

Ryan an undergraduate degree from Shanghai Maritime University. He has over 15 years of experience in the dry bulk shipping industry and has worked with Banchero-Costa in Beijing and Genoa, as well as DA Norden.

Ryan is based in Shanghai and focuses on Pacific Handysize chartering.

Anthony Fang
Senior Chartering Manager

Anthony has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He graduated from the Navigation department of Shanghai Maritime University and previously worked at OSL Shipping in Gabon and Shanghai.

Anthony is the team leader of Cetus Maritime’s West African chartering and voyage operation business and is based in Shanghai.

Lincoln Attersall
Senior Chartering Manager

Lincoln has over 30 years’ experience in the dry bulk industry, predominantly in chartering but with a strong operational background. After graduating from the Australian Maritime College, Lincoln started his career at sea before moving ashore as a cargo broker. Since then, Lincoln has spent considerable time in senior roles with owners such as Maestro Shipping, and charterers such as Newcrest.

Nils Rau
Senior Chartering Manager

Nils has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He graduated from the HBT and has passed the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers exams. His background includes work for both shipowners and shipbrokers.

Nils is based in the Hamburg office of Cetus Maritime, where he covers Atlantic chartering business.

Nils Zielke
Senior Chartering Manager

Nils has almost 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He holds a degree in Maritime Economics from Jade University. Nils started his career with ACTI in Hamburg and Singapore and subsequently worked for Eagle Bulk and Nachipa.  

He is based in the Hamburg office where he covers Atlantic chartering business.

Kojiro Miyazaki
Chartering Manager

Kojiro has over 10 years of experience in the shipping industry. He holds an MBA from Keio University and has worked with the Cetus Maritime group since graduating.

Kojiro is based in Tokyo and handles chartering and operational matters for Cetus Maritime’s smaller vessels.

Arne Jensen
Chartering Executive

Arne has almost 5 years of experience in the shipping industry. He graduated at HBT school in 2021 and joined HBC Hamburg Bulk Carriers.

Arne is based in Hamburg and currently focusses on the North Atlantic markets.

Captain Allan Sun
Head of Operations, Shanghai

Allan has over 20 years’ experience in the shipping industry. He graduated from the Navigation department of Shanghai Maritime University in 1998. From 1998 to 2008, he worked as a seafarer and Captain, and in 2008, he joined OSL Shipping in an onshore operations role.

Allan heads the Shanghai operations team, focussing on Handysize vessels in the Pacific.

Captain Suresh Kolesh
Head of Operations

Capt. Kolesh has over 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry. He joined shipping in 1991 and sailed as a cadet and a Master on Tankers and Bulk Carriers. He holds a Master Mariner License and MBA from Northumbria University, UK.

Capt. Kolesh heads the Singapore operations team, focussing on larger Handysize.  

Anderson de Lima Silva
Head of Operations

Anderson has over 20 years' experience in the dry bulk shipping industry. Anderson was previously a Manager Director of Isamar Shipping running consultancy services for operations and logistics for ship owners.  

Anderson joined as head of Atlantic Operations in 2016 and he is responsible for the Company’s vessel operations in the Atlantic.

Pooja Patil
Senior Operations Manager

Pooja has over 12 years’ experience in dry bulk shipping across various vessel sizes and commodities.

Pooja has an MBA in International business from SIMSR Mumbai and Postgraduate in Shipping Management from NMIS, Mumbai. She started her career as a Management trainee at Oldendorff Carriers Mumbai.

Pooja focuses on global vessel operations as part of the operations management team in Singapore.

Cintia Parra
Operations Manager

Cintia has been in shipping operations since 2012, specialising in dry/break-bulk shippings since 2016. Cintia has extensive knowledge in operations management, including vessel operation, agency, bunkering, lay-time, claims and accounting. She is based in Santiago.

Patricia Pacheco
Operations Manager

Patricia is based in the Melbourne Office, where she primarily focuses on the operation of the Company's ships trading in and out of Australia. She has been working in the industry for 12 years and holds a degree in Industrial Engineering.

Mario Castro
Assistant Operations Manager

Mario holds a degree in Business Administration Engineering and Accountancy-Auditing from Universidad Andres Bello. Additionally, he is certified by ASBA in Shipbroking and Chartered Vessel Operations.

As a Ship Operator, Mario possesses knowledge in ship operations management and accounting procedures. He is based in Santiago.

Michael Gu
Manager, Technical Department, Shanghai

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He graduated from the Guangzhou Maritime College in 1995.

Michael has served for COSCO WALLEM & Shanghai Grand China International Ship Management Company. In 2013, he joined the Company and is currently the Manager of the Technical Department.

Wladek Piechnik
Fleet Director, Hamburg

Wladek holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland. He has over 25 years’ experience both at sea and on shore managing a variety of different vessel types.

Wladek has previously worked for Anglo Eastern Germany as a Fleet Manager when he was managing Oldendorff vessels.

He is currently the Fleet Director for the Company, where he focuses on quality and safety both at sea on ashore.

Captain Sun
DPA, Marine and Safety Department

Capt. Sun has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He graduated from Dalian Maritime University and holds his Certificate of Master since 2002

Capt. Sun is the Company’s DPA (Designated Person Ashore) and team leader of Marine and Safety department.

Jacky Yan
Crewing Manager

Jacky has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He graduated in Marine Engineering Management from Dalian Maritime University in 2001. In 2011, he joined the Company as the Crewing Manager.

Jacky Yan is responsible for the management, deployment and strategic development of the Company’s seafarers for the whole fleet.

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Cetus Maritime is always looking for great people to join our team. Contact us to find our if you could be our next team member.

PARTNERSHIP

Globally renowned shipping experts, enabling successful trade via uncommonly strong client partnerships.

We aim to provide unrivalled global shipping expertise via exceptional people, and flourishing relationships. We go above and beyond, every day.

True partners to our clients

We aim to be true partners to our clients. Innovative solutions can only come from intimate understanding of the challenges our customers face.

Exceptional every day

We pride ourselves on our flexibility, agility and passionate approach to every aspect of the business we’re part of.

Beyond the status quo

What creates business advantage for our clients around the world is a commitment to delivering beyond expectation. And that starts and ends with our people.

"…. they’re so integrated into our business they almost feel like they’re an extension of us. The conversations that we have are probably them thinking as if they’re (us) sometimes, which is really good."

Another satisfied cargo client

ESG

Already on the journey towards more sustainable business practices, Cetus Maritime is determined to make a difference in this area. We’re working hard on making our shipping practices CO2 and GHG neutral, and have a focus on reducing all emissions across our fleet. To do this, we are taking the following steps:

Fleet renewal

Cetus is actively updating and upgrading its fleet. Our latest acquisitions are all EEXI/CII ‘A’ rated, and we are constantly evaluating both the existing fleet and potential additions for their technical and energy efficiencies.

Collaboration

We work with both customers towards decarbonising the supply chain together. We also engage with our counterparts and industry bodies to educate ourselves, participate in the conversation and drive momentum towards decarbonisation.

Management Meeting

Evaluation

We continually evaluate our fleet’s performance in terms of carbon and GHG emissions, looking for ways to increase fuel efficiency, reduce ballast legs, and reduce emissions. We have increased our hull cleaning and dry docking schedules to reduce drag and increase performance, while also improving marine environmental impacts.

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Development

At Cetus, we recognise that we as an industry have a long way to go to reach our goals of being a zero-carbon industry. We are constantly evaluating new shipboard technologies, fuels, monitoring systems and hull technologies to understand their efficiency and roll out effective solutions for our business.

As a business, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. About 40% of our senior management team is female. Our shoreside team includes some 15 nationalities, while our crew (some 750 in total) span about five different nationalities. And we are just getting started.

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