Geneva-based Lightship Chartering named Genco Shipping & Trading MD Sune Fladberg as new CEO. Sune Fladberg had been working at Genco Shipping & Trading since May 2018. In order to have a division of labor in Lightship Chartering, previous CEO Morten Have stepped down and will recommence as a shipbroker. In a shipbroker company, working as a shipbroker and managing the company as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) is practically unachievable.
Lightship Chartering took away a praiseworthy shipbroker to be a CEO. However, Lightship Chartering required an appropriate CEO to manage the company and foresee future opportunities.
Sune Fladberg has been in the shipping industry for a long time. Unfortunately, Sune Fladberg appointed as CEO at a time of coronavirus recession when some offices are closed. Lightship Chartering has offices in Athens, Beijing, Copenhagen, Dubai, Geneva, Genoa, London, and Oslo. Most of the shipbrokers have been working from homes during coronavirus pandemic and they are safely connected to cargoes for its chartering operations.
In March 2020, both tankers and bulk carriers had their best month since the beginning of 2020. Tanker markets have been exceptionally strong. Furthermore, Lightship Chartering has been plotting to open an office in the Middle East, India, Japan, or China until the end of 2020. Lightship Chartering has been plotting to recruit new shipbrokers to new offices.
Lightship Chartering was established in 1975 and has been a panel shipbroker for the Baltic Exchange. Lightship Chartering has been active in both dry and wet markets. Lightship Chartering has been planning to enter the Sale and Purchase (S&P) market. Recently, Lightship Chartering appointed Susanne Bonde as CFO (Chief Financial Officer).
Lightship Chartering opened a new office in London to serve in dry bulk and clean product markets. CEO Morten Have has already selected 9 shipbrokers. Lightship Chartering hired well-known shipbrokers from Clarksons. CEO Morten Have is projecting to double the size of the London office. Besides the London office, Lightship Chartering has offices in Copenhagen, Athens, Oslo, and Geneva. In 2016, Lightship Chartering walked into the clean products tanker market.