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.
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About BW Group
BW Group is a leading global maritime group involved in shipping, floating gas infrastructure and deepwater oil & gas production, and has been delivering energy and other vital commodities for more than 80 years, with a current fleet of over 180 ships. The group was founded by Sir YK Pao in Hong Kong in 1955 as World-Wide Shipping. In 2003, the group acquired Bergesen, Norway’s largest shipping company founded in 1935, and in 2005, the business was re-branded as BW. Today, BW Group operates the world’s largest gas shipping fleet (LNG and LPG combined), with a total of over 70 large gas vessels including FSRUs (floating storage and regasification units). BW Offshore operates the world’s second largest floating oil and gas production fleet (FPSOs), with 16 units in US, Brazil, Mexico, West Africa, North Sea, and Australasia. BW’s fleet also includes crude oil supertankers, refined oil tankers, chemical tankers and dry bulk carriers.