Breakaway employee from Rio Tinto starts new shipping company

When Rio Tinto Marine relocated headquarters from Australia to Singapore, the former Norden-man Peter Janholt said his goodbyes after many years at the company. He has now founded August Marine Advisors. "It was an opportunity to start something new," he says to ShippingWatch.

A group of former employees at Rio Tinto Marine are now trying to get their own shipping company up and running. At the head of August Marine Advisors is Peter Janholt, who has previously worked at Norden and Maersk and is the brother of J. Lauritzen's former CEO of many years, Torben Janholt.

With the new company, the former Rio Tinto team will offer an array of services to both mining companies and the shipping world in general. The business model is about safety between ships and land and about more efficient infrastructure at ports and in the companies' supply chains, Peter Janholt explains, in an interview with ShippingWatch. But we will get back to that.

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