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Maersk Broker has doubled its dry bulk organization

The Maersk family's broker business has grown big-time in dry bulk within the past two years. The freight market as well as sale and purchase of vessels look reasonable for the next three years, CEO Anders Hald tells ShippingWatch.

Maersk Broker building its offshore strength

Maersk Broker announced its second acquisition in one week. The company is taking over British Kennedy Marr and thus boosting its offshore staff to around 20 people. "We believe the offshore market will recover," Global Head of Maersk Broker Offshore, Finn Essendrop tells ShippingWatch.

Maersk Broker has never before sold this many vessels

The Maersk family's brokerage firm maintains its forecast for an improved result compared to a weak 2016, CEO Anders Hald tells ShippingWatch. Though there is solid activity in buying and selling, it is still happening at very low prices, he says.

Maersk Broker's profit down 72 percent

As expected, 2016 brought a decline on the bottom line for the Maersk family's shipbroker. The annual report showed a profit reduction of 72 percent. The company expects a higher result in 2017.

Maersk family injects millions in new investment fund

The Maersk family and its four partners in the investment company Navigare Capital Partners, which will manage pension funds worth over USD 300 million, have injected upwards of DKK 100 million (USD 14 million) in a new fund, which will likely be the first of several funds aimed at investing in shipping.

Maersk Broker achieved best result in four years

The Maersk family's broker company achieved its best result in four years thanks to a solid market for used vessels. The bottom line inched up above USD 15 million, reports Danish media Berlingske Business.

Former Lightship partner joins Maersk Broker

Frank Mortensen, former CEO and partner at brokers Lightship Chartering, has joined Maersk Broker as part of the company's current dry bulk build-up, most recently in the Middle East and Africa, which from May 1st will be headed by Anders Højmose Pedersen in Dubai.

Lightship Chartering sets up new tanker company

Lightship Chartering, which thus far has solely been active as a broker company in dry bulk, will now enter the tanker market. CEO Morten Have tells ShippingWatch that four top-notch brokers have been recruited from international broker agencies for the new Lightship Tankers.

Maersk Broker brings in former partners from Lightship

Not long after acquiring broker company Lanic, Maersk Broker is now expanding its ambitions in dry bulk and has brought in a group of new brokers, ShippingWatch has learned. This also includes two former partners from Lightship Chartering.

Maersk Broker in new dry bulk partnership

The firm has signed a declaration of intent to become new majority shareholder in Danish broker firm Lanic. "We consider Lanic to be a quality brokerage firm that will be a perfect match, we are sure, with the rest of our organization," says Claes Devantier, senior exec at Maersk Broker.

Wonsild Dry: Worrying dry bulk sector consolidates industry

Earnings for dry bulk brokers are under pressure, and this fact is boosting consolidation in the industry, Bjarne Wium-Ullerichs tells ShippingWatch. He is CEO and partner of Wonsild Dry, which Maersk Broker has just entered as a minority shareholder.

Maersk Broker: More strategic partnerships in 2016

With the strategic acquisition of an ownership stake in Wonsild Dry, Maersk Broker will expand its platform and range of services, says Claes Devantier, Member of the Executive Board at Maersk Broker, in comments to ShippingWatch.

Arctic Securities kicks off rapid expansion

Following a failed merger with brokers Carnegie last year, Norwegian Arctic Securities is back on the field with new offices and partnerships in a range of countries, reports Dagens Næringsliv.

Lightship Chartering partners split to the wind

Lightship Chartering's partners split to the wind following a dramatic summer. The brokerage firm's chairman Morten Have tells ShippingWatch that he has received no explanation as to why several partners have turned their backs on the firm.

Lightship Charterings partnerkreds splittet i atomer

Partnerkredsen i Lightship Chartering er splittet i atomer oven på en dramatisk sommer. Det store mæglerselskabs formand Morten Have siger til ShippingWatch, at han ingen forklaring har fået på, hvorfor flere nøglepartnere har vendt ham ryggen.

Maersk Broker: Two paths after break from Lightship

Maersk Broker still harbors major ambitions in terms of expanding its dry bulk business after the merger with Lightship was called off. The broker is currently working with two strategies, CEO Anders Hald tells ShippingWatch.

Maersk Broker: To veje efter bruddet med Lightship

Maersk Broker har stadig store ambitioner om at udvide sin tørlastforretning, efter at fusionen med Lightship blev droppet. I øjeblikket arbejder mæglerhuset med to strategier, fortæller CEO Anders Hald til ShippingWatch.

Lightship: Unfortunate split with Maersk Broker

Lightship and Maersk Broker have spent considerable time and energy on the establishment of a new dry bulk venture. Now everything must be divided between the two parties. "Unfortunate," Morten Have, Executive Chairman of Lightship, tells ShippingWatch.

Morten Have: Ærgerligt brud med Maersk Broker

Lightship og Maersk Broker har brugt en masse tid og kræfter på opbygningen af nyt tørlastselskab. Nu skal det hele splittes op mellem de to parter. "Ærgerligt," siger Morten Have, bestyrelsesformand i Lightship, til ShippingWatch.

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