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Christian Bonfils to lead BW Dry Cargo

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BW has appointed Christian Bonfils as Head of BW Dry Cargo effective from 1 April 2016.

Carsten Mortensen, BW Group CEO, said: “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 commented: “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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