We are pleased to announce in the continuity of the previous news we shared with you, that Riverlake strengthens its barging team in Rotterdam with a new employee. Marlon Van Baarlen completed various internships in logistics companies.
His job will be to work on operations, an area that is so key to the success of our business.
The increase in activity that should continue led us to create this position and thus, the company continues to sharpen its operating model. If you wish to know more, please contact Jelle Vreeman+31 10 4364921 or Francois Can +41 22 9067958 The Barging Team is specialized in inland barge brokerage. Based in Rotterdam, our core business is to provide an independent and transparent barge brokerage activity for mineral oils, chemicals, gas and edible oils to producers and traders.
The team is known for releasing two leading market indices that over the years have made it the benchmark in the barge industry, the Riverlake Barging Index – Ara (RBI-ARA®) and the Riverlake Barging Index – Rhine (RBI-RHINE®).
Mercy Ships hopes market magic will boost Cargo Day.
Fundraisers are hoping a seasonal upswing in the tanker markets will boost this year’s donations to the $1m mark. Mercy Ships Cargo Day has been switched from 2 October to 6 November as organisers chase $1m in donations. Since it started three years ago, the annual fundraising event has been staged in early October. But with $1m within its sights, the organising committee in Geneva hopes to benefit from a seasonal upswing in the tanker markets by moving the date.
The event has raised almost $2m since it was launched: $314,000 in 2016; $673,000 in 2017; and $860,000 last year. Charterers can pledge cargoes to participating shipbrokers, port agents and inspection companies, who donate 50% of their commission to Mercy Ships. Charterers and shipowners can also pledge donations. All the money raised is used to support Mercy Ships’ medical programme in Africa, where the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, is based.
About 2.5 million people are said to have benefited directly from the organisation’s free medical care. Some 450 surgeons, nurses, catering, administration and other staff work onboard as volunteers.
(Geoff Garfield – Tradewinds)
Riverlake has steadily diversified its shipping business to provide its clients with a meticulous, complete & global service. Tanker, Barge, offshore & Dry cargo brokering form the backbone of Riverlake shipping activities with offices in Geneva, London, Lagos & Rotterdam.
Our brokers based in Geneva monitor all wet cargoes covering all spectrums of the market, while London focuses on the dry market working with traders/mine owners and owners/operators. Lagos handles both wet and dry stems with a special focus on Africa. The brokers’ team in Rotterdam runs inland barge brokerage, mostly European waterways and offshore activities. Riverlake’s sale & purchase department is built up of experienced specialists, whose main purpose is strategic buying and selling. We help to plan the delivery of vessels to scrap and have established strong relations with banks and financing institutions.
Our operations department is manned by skilled and highly motivated staff with years of experience, committed to providing customers with premium services and ready to respond to any kind of situation ranging from normal post-fixture operations to emergency response.
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