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Bergen families founded new company on common history

The new dry bulk partnership between Gearbulk and Grieg Star was started by tradition-bound shipping families Jebsen and Grieg, who have known each other for decades. Now, they will form a dominant player in bulk's open hatch segment, says Chairman of Grieg Star, Elisabeth Grieg, to ShippingWatch.

Elisabeth Grieg is Chairwoman at Grieg Star. | Photo: PR-foto/Grieg Star

A good relationship and strong familiarity with one another - these factors plays a big part in why the companies Gearbulk and Grieg Star have joined forces in a new dry bulk joint venture announced yesterday by the companies, both rooted in Bergen, says Chairman of Grieg Star Elisabeth Grieg to ShippingWatch. The chair is third generation of the Norwegian shipping family Grieg.

Negotiations with Kristian Jebsen, Chairman and CEO of Gearbulk, have been ongoing for some time.

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