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New member profile: Paratus Group

Recently elected Baltic Exchange member Paratus is offering shipowners and charterers a new way of managing their freight and bunker risks through parametric insurance policies. Paratus offers clients the ability to buy an insurance policy which pays out if freight rates or bunker prices reach a certain pre-agreed level. Parametric insurance is a fast-growing concept in the insurance market and one which is used in a wide variety of industries, most commonly for weather related events. The Paratus policy pays out policy holders if...


Gibson opens India office

We are pleased to announce that E.A. Gibson Shipbrokers has officially opened its new office in Mumbai, India. This expansion for the company has been driven by the wishes of our clients and we are pleased to confirm that we are approved by IOC and included in their official requirement quoting. This complements our already strong connections with India in most sectors, particularly Gas and Tankers. We would like to thank our close clients for their continuing support, particularly during these very challenging times of disruption...


Gibson appoints Roger Harrison as new Deputy Managing Director

TradeWinds (20th April 2020) Gibson Shipbrokers has named Roger Harrison as the company's new deputy managing director as the company continues its succession planning. Harrison, who was formerly commercial manager for Greek shipowner Thenamaris, will replace John Hale, who is due to retire at the end of this year. Gibson said Harrison will initially work closely with Owen Bolton, heading up the projects and sale and purchase sections. The new MD is pencilled in to join the company in June. But managing director Nigel...


Gibson Shipbrokers shows off Movember whiskers for men's health

Tradewinds (4/12/2019) Gibson Shipbrokers shows off Movember whiskers for men's health Aframax broker Ben Crowder leads the brokerage’s efforts to raise awareness after testicular cancer diagnosis A personal experience with testicular cancer was behind Ben Crowder's leadership to an effort by Gibson Shipbrokers to raise awareness for men's health in a Movember campaign. The 33-year-old, who works for the brokerage’s aframax and fuel oil desks in London, said he found a tumour on his...


Gibson chief Richardson reflects on ‘first 125 years’ of shipbroker

Gibson chief Richardson reflects on ‘first 125 years’ of shipbroker Strong leaders recognised for steering company through its many highs and lows December 20th, 2018 07:38 GMT by Andy Pierce Victorian businessman Charles Samuel Hunting received a 21st birthday present to remember — two sailing ships — in 1870. Those vessels from his father, Charles Hunting Senior, clearly whetted his appetite and by 1893 Hunting Junior was preparing to take delivery of one of the world’s first oil tankers,...

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