G2 Ocean gears up for project cargo expansion

HOUSTON/HAMBURG: September 10, 2019. G2 Ocean, the joint venture between breakbulk and bulk shipping companies Gearbulk and Grieg Star, has hired three project cargo managers and opened offices in Houston and Hamburg.

G2 Ocean gross revenue last year was US$1.3 billion with the open hatch segment contributing US$1.18 billion and the conventional bulk business a further US$125.1 million.

“Our project cargo results are continuously improving, and I am impressed by our team’s efforts. However, we have high ambitions for the future and to stay on target, we need additional resources,” commented VP Innovation and Project Cargo Leif Arne Strømmen.

“New office representations will help to strengthen G2 Ocean’s position in the growing offshore wind segment and in oil and gas,” he added.

Starting his job this week as the company’s new Senior Project manager in Houston, Cliff Kuhfeldt commented: “This is an exciting opportunity for me. I am very excited to join G2 Ocean, learn from other members of the company, as well as pass along the knowledge and skills that I have acquired over my 22-year long career.”

A former Senior Regional Manager Sales South for Bahri Logistics, Kuhfeldt holds a BBA with a major in Marketing and Management. “I hope to make G2 Ocean as one of the premier ocean carriers of Project and General cargo worldwide,” he declared.

“G2 Ocean has a strong position in the pulp market, giving us a robust basis for our operations. Still, developing a diversified customer base within other industry segments is critical to reducing the risk of disruption in the market,” said Strømmen.