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BW Appoints Christian Bonfils to Lead Newly Established “BW Dry Cargo”


(Singapore, 16 March 2016)

BW today announced that it has appointed Christian Bonfils as Head of BW Dry Cargo effective from 1 April 2016. Says Carsten Mortensen, BW Group CEO, “Christian brings with him many years of experience in the international shipping industry, and in particular dry bulk shipping. We welcome a strong leader with a keen sense of the business.” BW Dry Cargo will be looking to establish an owning presence in the bulk segment between 50,000 and 90,000 dwt.

Bonfils says, “I am delighted to be part of BW, a successful and well-respected member of the maritime industry.  I look forward to leading BW’s initiatives in a sector I am familiar with, and to working with a talented team to seize opportunities in the market”. 

Bonfils was previously the founder and CEO of Nordic Bulk Carriers and Custodia Shipping.  He was a pioneer in the use of the Northern Sea Route and Northwest Passage when they were opened for commercial shipping.

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Lim
Senior Manager, Communications and Brand
Tel: +65 9654 9405
Email: lisa.lim @bwmaritime.com

About BW Group

BW Group is a leading global maritime group involved in oil and gas transportation, floating gas infrastructure and deepwater production. Through its predecessor companies, Bergesen and World-Wide Shipping, BW has been delivering energy and other vital commodities for more than 80 years.  BW's fleet of over 150 vessels includes crude oil supertankers, refined oil tankers, LNG and LPG carriers, floating storage and regasification (FSRU) units, chemical tankers and floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units.

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