Zeaborn's German shipbroker gets two new managing directors

German shipbroker Harper Petersen has appointed two new managing directors after the current managing director steps down later this year. The global executive team will henceforth consist of three managers.

German shipbroker Harper Petersen & Co has appointed two new managing directors after the current managing director Simon August steps down from the company later this year. The new directors are Björn Andersen and Arne Corleis, who will take over on Aug. 1.

The new global executive team will thus consist of three managers, with Andersen and Corleis in Hamburg and Hu Hui in Singapore, who will remain remain in charge of Harper Petersen Asia, says the company in a press release.

Harper Petersen & Co is part of German Zeaborn group, which acquired E.R. Schiffahrt in January, including management, employees, subsidiaries and shipbroker Harper Petersen & Co.

Simon August steps down from the company to join another Hamburg-based company, Blue Net Chartering, a joint venture between Peter Dohle Schiffahrt and Greek Costamare on container vessels, he says to Tradewinds.

Björn Andersen has helped construct the bulk industry at Harper Petersen in 2015 and has been responsible for bulk vessels owned by shareholders and from competitors. Corleis has worked for the company in Shanghai and Hamburg for 11 years, focusing on the container side.

English Edit: Lena Rutkowski

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