London shipbroker raises funds for UK victims of terrorism

Campaign aims to raise £2,000 for those affected by terrorism in Britain

FOLLOWING the terrorist attack in London on Saturday evening, one shipbroker has called on the London shipbroking community to come together and show their support for the victims of terrorism in the city.

Riverlake Shipping’s Nick Coulson set up a justgiving page to funnel donations from London’s shipbroking community to the British Red Cross Society’s UK Solidatory Fund, which provides relief to those affected by terrorism in the UK.

Mr Coulson told Lloyd’s List by email that the campaign was the result of him arriving at his desk this morning and wondering what he could to help in the wake of the attack.

“Borough market is a popular venue for London shipbrokers for entertaining and a meeting place for many of us. Any of us could have been affected by this awful event,” he said.

“The British Red Cross provided me with exactly the vehicle to try and help through its Solidarity Fund. l just felt that we as a community may like the opportunity to help out the people as individuals and/or companies.”

Mr Coulson said that a number of broker firms have pledged their support, and that he hopes to drum up further support for the London shipbroking community.

Donate to the campaign on justgiving here.

Source: Lloyd's List  5 June 2017 15:46

Riverlake Shipping SA sells its demurrage outsourcing business to Sturzenegger & Co

We are pleased to announce that Riverlake Shipping SA has now concluded the sale of its demurrage claim outsourcing business to Sturzenegger & Co LLC with effect from 1 May 2017. This transaction has been conceived with a view better to serving the interests of Riverlake’s clients by ceasing conduct of any demurrage claim handling services and focusing solely on Riverlake Shipping’s core brokerage activity.  

For Sturzenegger & Co the acquisition of this demurrage claims service is a natural fit with its specialist activity in advising on and handling legal claims for the shipping and commodity trading sectors, and will enhance that firm’s capabilities and position. 

Arturs Evele, Head of Demurrage Services, as well as Christel Denizot, Senior Demurrage Analyst, have been taken over into employment with Sturzenegger & Co but will continue to function as a separate stand-alone business unit serving their existing clients. They will have access to and, at the same time, augment a team of very experienced lawyers serving and contributing to the shipping and commodity sectors in Geneva.

Sturzenegger & Co is a legal and claims services firm located in Geneva serving the international maritime, energy and commodity trading sectors.

Sturzenegger & Co Sarl

+41 22 365 66 20

Marc Sturzenegger – Managing Director

John Keane – Legal counsel

Jennifer Gliddon – Legal counsel

Arturs Evele – Head of Demurrage

Christel Denizot – Senior Demurrage Analyst

Mathias Brandao – Paralegal

We have just welcomed the latest addition to the dry desk in London

We have just welcomed the latest addition to the dry desk in London. Please put your hands together and welcome Graham Baldey !

Graham started his first job in shipping back in 1994 as a trainee agency clerk in Mersin, Turkey and in his spare time learned Turkish which he now speaks fluently.  On his return to the UK, he started working in shipbroking for some years. He then wanted to work for an Owner or Charterer and started to work for a South African operator, taking ships on long term charter and booking long term COA’s as well as fixing in house cargoes for steel traders that also worked for the group.  He has since worked for Noble Group as a freight trader, Clipper Bulk Panamax UK, Sahaviriya Steel and PCL Shipping.  The varied nature of his experience gives him plenty of ideas when looking at any business and realising synergies between different departments in any given shipping business situation. We are all looking forward to benefiting from his experience and knowledge to enhance the day to day activities of Riverlake Shipping Dry Bulk in London managed by Jeremy Swales and to add value to their activities. This is furthermore an expertise for the whole group in a continuous idea of global maritime services development.

Tel: +44 207 781 9824

Mob: +44 7595 023343

Riverlake are experts in logistics solutions to the maritime industry. Founded in 1985, the Riverlake Group has offices in Switzerland, Netherlands, Nigeria, Congo, Germany, the UK, Curacao, Oman and French Guyana.

Riverlake Barging launches an all new Extended Daily Barge Report

To receive the new Riverlake Barging EXTENDED daily barge report you can upgrade by sending us an e-mail. It contains our freight estimates on 8 selected routes for the ARA-range and Rhine, waterlevels and latest bunker reference prices, represented in numbers and graphs. Every day we collect the latest market information and include this in our report. You will receive it every working day before 10:00 hrs in your mailbox. 

At year end we send our subscribers (on request) an excel sheet with the daily freight evolution for the selected routes, enabling them to use our data for their own statistics.

Fee for the EXTENDED version of our daily barge report is available on request.

Comment gérer les risques du transport maritime, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 12/16.06.2017

Le transport maritime pétrolier comporte des risques. Connaissez-en les facteurs essentiels, plus particulièrement les surestaries et les Incoterms. Maitrisez la problématique de la qualité des navires à travers le Vetting et les stratégies d’affrètement. Utilisez la meilleure charte-partie et examinez la question des connaissements. Des cas pratiques et théoriques à découvrir sur

New manager at Riverlake Nigeria

We wish to inform you that Mr Adeyemo Alakija has decided to go back to his trading roots and therefore will no longer be part of Riverlake Nigeria, Lagos, effective May 5th 2017. We wish to thank “Yemo” a lot for his very valuable work during the last five years. He has been a paramount element in setting up an office there, dedicating a lot of time and energy. We have enjoyed working with him, as a friend as well as a business partner, we wish Yemo all the very best in his new venture.

To replace him, Mr Bello Tukur, currently Chartering Director at Riverlake Nigeria for nearly two years has now been promoted as the new Managing Director. Bello has proven incredible shipping knowledge and capacity during his time with Riverlake. He has years of professional experience in the industry and his expertise in LPG, Oil tanker chartering, Shipbroking and ship management contributes immensely to our business strategy in the local market. He has now taken the leadership to continue this local office growth.

Riverlake’s Lagos office is capable of chartering and operating oil tankers directly with local players. This shows the capacity to develop business based on Riverlake Group strategy. Riverlake Nigeria has a strong and active presence in the indigenous market, and a self-sustained office in the economic capital of Nigeria, Lagos. 

Managing Director
Tel : +234 803 616 5619
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Offshore Support Base, proud sponsor

Offshore Support Base, proud sponsor of 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference from May 8 to May 10, 2017.

Offshore Support Base (OSB) is a Riverlake initiative. Follow OSB on LinkedIn !


The 3rd Demurrage Drinks Evening - Geneva

Thanks everybody for joining us at the 3rd Riverlake Demurrage Drinks Evening in Geneva.

It was particularly well attended and it was great to see so many people gathering together. See you next time !

Riverlake Nigeria were runners-up in the High Goal !

We are Riverlake. Riverlake Nigeria participated at the 2017 Lagos International Polo tournament and were runners-up in the High Goal , Oba of Lagos Cup.

The Polo team named Riverlake Caverton (co-sponsors) played in the 8 to 12 goal tournament and was captained by the Managing Director of Riverlake Nigeria, Mr Adeyemo Alakija, who is an avid polo player for over 25 years. The Riverlake polo team comprised of: 

1. Rotimi Makanjuola (+1 goal handicap)
2. Adeyemo Alakija (+1 goal handicap)
3. Tobi Edun (+2 goal handicap)
4. Diego White (+6 goal handicap) 

Total goal handicap of +10

Riverlake Nigeria, a subsidiary of Riverlake Group SA which is a leading ship broker and provider of marine logistics worldwide, is developing business with high network individuals through various platforms; one of which is the great Game of Kings, Polo !!

OSB is a Riverlake initiative

OSB is a Riverlake initiative.

For the last years, many more locations have been developed to clients' great satisfaction.

The web has just been updated. Watch it ! or contact Wilbert Versteeg on +59995600417 / +31650128422 or email 

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