Paving the way
First shipments ever made in the extreme ice zones
Since 1985, Riverlake’s shipbrokers have built up a track record in executing shipments with high constraints, always safely.
Riverlake organised the first shipments ever from both the ports of Primorsk and Vysostk when they were inaugurated in the 2000s.
Riverlake has unrivalled experience in organising transport in extreme conditions in ice-sensitive areas, in collaboration with ship owners and exporters of goods. In winter, several ports are stuck in ice. Over many winters, we have transported goods from Archangelsk, Varandey, the Kolguyev Islands, Saint-Petersburg, Vitino in the Far North but also ports in the Far East like Nakhodka, Vladivostok, sometimes in 50 to 80 centimetres of ice thickness.
Forerunners in Africa
The company is a forerunner in African markets and is the only truly global player from the continent with an indigenous shipbroking workforce in West Africa.
Over the years this market has experienced significant growth, which has coincided with significant demand for shipping and other logistical support services.
Riverlake has leveraged on its know-how, contacts and market knowledge and bring added value to our customers who operate in very complex conditions.
Leading and unrivalled barge broking company
We are the leading company operating a true inland waterway transport operation as shipbrokers. We are also the only company to have developed a dedicated inland renewable transport business alongside our oil cargo business.
Managing this line of business mainly from the Netherlands, we are the leaders in this segment as a broking company. We combine this speciality with a consequent activity with deep sea and specialized small cargo shipments managed from our offices in London and Geneva.