Lauritzen Bulkers opens Dubai office calling GCC ‘vital business hub’
Lauritzen Bulkers, the dry bulk division of J. Lauritzen, will open a new office in Dubai in August 2019 in addition to its offices in Copenhagen, Singapore and Stamford.
“The Middle East region is an important and growing area for us and the decision to open an office in Dubai means we will be closer to existing and new customers, enabling us to further grow our activity there,” said CEO of Lauritzen Bulkers, Niels Josefsen.
“Dubai is a vital business hub and with substantial amounts of dry cargo, such as grain and steel products, moving in and out of the region, it is a destination where we want to be present,” he added.
“Furthermore, the opening of an office in Dubai is part of our goal to double our overall short-term trading activity."
Simon Fast will take up the position as general manager at the Dubai branch office as of 1 August 2019. He will be joined by chartering manager Christian Elbæk, transferring from Lauritzen Bulkers’ headquarters in Copenhagen.