About G2 Ocean
G2 Ocean is a joint venture of two of the world’s largest open hatch shipowning companies Gearbulk and Grieg Maritime Group. Since the company was launched in 2017, G2 Ocean has become one of the world’s largest ship operators within the open hatch and dry bulk segment.
G2 Ocean operates a fleet of over 100 open hatch and conventional bulk vessels and completes approximately 4000 port calls to more than 70 countries each year. We have a local presence in 15 locations around the world and operate 32 trade routes on six continents. Our global presence enable us to respond effectively to our customers’ needs.
The main commodities carried on our vessels are wood pulp and other forest products, aluminium, steels, granite, and industrial minerals. Project cargo is one of our rapidly expanding business areas. With high passion and expertise, our 310 employees work diligently every day to make sure that our customers’ cargo is transported to its destination in a safe, efficient, flexible and sustainable manner.
Gearbulk was founded in 1968 by Kristian Gerhard Jebsen and three partners. The company has specialised in cargo that requires special handling and stowage such as pulp, aluminium, orange juice or granite. The expertise extends to conventional bulk.
Grieg Maritime Group is part of the privately-owned Grieg Group, established in 1884. The Grieg Maritime Group consists of various businesses, including the ship management company Grieg Star.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and challenging market conditions, G2 Ocean’s gross revenue rounded off at USD 1 117.4 million in 2020.
Board of Directors
Hans Petter Aas
Camilla Marianne Grieg
Camilla Marianne Grieg is a board member of G2 Ocean. She is one of five owners of the Grieg Group.
Hans Olav Lindal
Matt Duke is a board member of G2 Ocean. He is the Group CEO of Grieg Maritime Group and a board member of Grieg Logistics and ScanReach, a Maritime IoT startup based in Bergen, Norway.
Chief Executive Officer
After starting out as a shipbroker and then taking a year out to complete an MBA, Arthur joined Gearbulk in 1994. From then until the creation of G2 Ocean in 2017, he worked in various roles with Gearbulk in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Arthur has been CEO of G2 Ocean since January 2020 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Chief Financial Officer
Global HR & Organisational Development Director
Martha joined G2 Ocean May 2018 from a position within leadership and organisational development at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). She is a Cand.Polit. in Organisational Psychology from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Martha has also worked as an independent consultant within organisational development, management training and performance management
Cecilie Koch Hatlebrekke
Director Legal and Compliance
Cecilie joined G2 Ocean from the position as Senior Lawyer at law firm Wikborg Rein. She has a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Bergen, and has added courses in international commercial law and EU law from Université Paris Nanterre. Cecilie is a Member of the Board of Directors at WISTA Norway.
Vice President Operations
Phil has spent over twenty years in operations management with Gearbulk and G2 Ocean. Most of that time has been spent in the North and South America branch offices. Prior to working ashore he sailed as a deck officer and master on a wide variety of vessel types.
Kristin Helen Andersen
Vice President IT
Kristin joined G2 Ocean in January 2019 and is the Vice President IT in UnITy, a joint IT department established by G2 Ocean, Gear-bulk and Grieg Star. She has 15 years of working experience in technology driven management and has functioned both as Head of IT and Head of Business Development. Kristin has worked with digital strategy and IT transformation projects in business sectors ranging from Consulting to Transportation. She has a Cand.Polit. in Information Science from the University of Bergen and holds a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Queensland University of Technology.
Vice President South America
Vice President Bulk
Sim Keat Lim
Vice President Pacific
Sim Keat (SK) Lim worked as Global Shipping Head of Asia Pulp and Paper Company prior to joining G2 Ocean in March 2020. He has a double master’s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Shipping, Offshore and Finance.
Annette Thuen Hansen
Vice President Europe and North America