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British broker looking to enter bulk Top 3 before 2016

British Icap has opened a dry bulk shipbroking office in Copenhagen. The company is looking to enter the global Top 3 in the coming years, General Manager John Hamming tells ShippingWatch.

The northwestern part of Copenhagen does not as such represent the Danish shipping scene. But John Hamming (photo below) is based here, in a former industrial building, and from here he plans to build a dry bulk division for the world's biggest financial broker, Icap, in Copenhagen as General Manager of the company's global dry bulk shipbroking business.

Icap already has nine dry bulk offices, and the company had an office in Copenhagen up until 2007, when the office was closed because the broker did not have the right staff here, opting instead to use the London office, says John Hamming. But that is all in the past, with a new team of four - one Dane, two from England and John Hamming, as well as two new employees set to join the team before Christmas, says Swedish-Danish Hamming, who is not afraid to set the bar too high:

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