Riverlake backbone

Riverlake has steadily diversified its shipping business to provide its clients with a meticulous, complete & global service. Tanker, Barge, offshore & Dry cargo brokering form the backbone of Riverlake shipping activities with offices in Geneva, London, Lagos & Rotterdam.

Our brokers based in Geneva monitor all wet cargoes covering all spectrums of the market, while London focuses on the dry market working with traders/mine owners and owners/operators. Lagos handles both wet and dry stems with a special focus on Africa. The brokers’ team in Rotterdam runs inland barge brokerage, mostly European waterways and offshore activities. Riverlake’s sale & purchase department is built up of experienced specialists, whose main purpose is strategic buying and selling. We help to plan the delivery of vessels to scrap and have established strong relations with banks and financing institutions.

Our operations department is manned by skilled and highly motivated staff with years of experience, committed to providing customers with premium services and ready to respond to any kind of situation ranging from normal post-fixture operations to emergency response.

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It might be boring

It might be boring to tell stories about Peanuts and Monkeys.

But still we see lots of mistakes being made at the conceptual, commercial phase of a terminal project that later results in huge extra investment costs and worse, unrepairable inefficiencies in 100 million dollar projects.

Do not let it happen ! Contact riverlake and let’s talk about your plans, and where our experience can help you!


Riverlake business model is structured around three major skills; Project Development, Brokerage & Intelligence. We help build terminals and everything around it and are well known in this field. Riverlake has a team of super qualified engineers with commercial and operational experience to assist you.

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Riverlake is looking for a Shipbroker

Riverlake, headquartered in Geneva, is a one-stop shop for all maritime requirements. Its business is founded on three core competencies namely Brokerage, Project Management & Intelligence.

We provide an independent and transparent brokerage service for petroleum products, mineral oils, chemicals, gas and edible oils to producers, traders and owners. Our focus is to offer a wide range of cargoes and vessels through our global network, optimizing clients’ shipping logistics and bringing an independent market information flow.

To strengthen our brokerage team in Geneva, we are looking for a full time


What makes you the perfect candidate?

- You are a European citizen

- You need to have excellent Turkish oral and written communications skills

- Turkish working experience is preferred

- You are a shipbroker ready to hit the ground and willing to work in a challenging and dynamic environment

- You have been successful in the small tanker business for no less than  5 years

- You will be responsible to maintain a database of vessel positions, small tanker tonnage, rates and cargoes spotted in Europe

- You will be in charge to develop business relationships and to build-up a database of contacts.

- Your aim will be to develop Turkish customers, not only ship owners but also Turkish Charterers

- You will be working in a team where initiative and responsiveness are highly regarded, specialized in niche markets, mostly Turkish connected. You therefore have a good knowledge of the culture and working spirit

- You will be required to closely monitor the performance of the markets and guide your clients

You can send your application to, attention Marc Poyet

Riverlake is looking for a Shipping Operations Officer

Riverlake is looking for a Shipping Operations Officer for its Geneva branch. Are you interested ?

Find out more about the job and how to apply on

Our success comes from the talent, dedication and work ethic of our employees. Our employees are our greatest asset.

Carlos Deelstra joins Riverlake Rotterdam based barging team

We are pleased to announce that Carlos Deelstra joins our Rotterdam-based barging team effective today May 1st. This is an integral part of our strategy to broaden our existing customer base and strengthen the team under the management of Vincent Bossers. 

Carlos comes from the world of trading and brings an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the logistic world.

Carlos Deelstra

Telephone         : +31 10 436 49 21

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The Barging Team is specialised in inland barge brokerage. Based in Rotterdam, our core business is to provide an independent and transparent barge brokerage activity for mineral oils, chemicals, gas and edible oils to producers and traders. The team is known for releasing two leading market indices that over the years have made it the benchmark in the barge industry, the Riverlake Barging Index – Ara (RBI-ARA®) and the Riverlake Barging Index Rhine (RBI-RHINE®).

10th year of Lagos office

This year marks the 10th year of Riverlake’s activities in Lagos. Riverlake Nigeria managed by Bello Tukur F.I.C.S have been providing global solutions in the energy and maritime sectors for vessel brokerage and other support services to the Nigerian and West African region since 2009 from its Lagos office.

Over the years, Riverlake Nigeria has expanded into a solid platform for the growing regional markets. At the same time, the organisation constantly promotes the improvement of its Nigerian workforce as well as international best practices in the Nigerian Maritime Industry.

Our approach facilitates employees’ on-going development and improvement, hence transferring all relevant knowledge overtime.

Its close-knit network and daily ongoing exchanges with the group's different international offices have seen us conclude deals in the Tanker, Dry Cargo and Offshore Support Vessel sectors.

The Africa Desk located at the Geneva headquarters, have turned it into a unique tool capable of meeting all types of challenges.

Bello Tukur F.I.C.S – Managing Director

Taiwo Alex Babalola – Chartering manager

New team member in our Lagos Office

We are pleased to announce that Taiwo Alex Babalola has joined our team in Lagos, this is part of our strategy in expanding the client base and the cross WAF/Nigeria business. Alex comes from an STS background where he worked as a business development manager for the past 4 years, his industry knowledge and contacts will be valuable to our team.


He can be contacted on the following:
Mob: +2348091909971
LinkedIn: taiwoalexbabalola


We wish him all the best!

Shipping & Freight market training session - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

CITAC Africa Ltd and Riverlake partnering one more time for their famous Shipping & Freight market training session. A session will be in held in Accra, Ghana from 9th to 12th October. Do join! More info and registration at


Riverlake is hiring!

Riverlake is hiring!

Riverlake is looking for an experienced shipbroker to strengthen our Geneva’s team.


Who are we?

Riverlake is a multi-faceted logistic services provider. We are a one-stop shop for all maritime requirements. Enhanced by a willingness to meet and adapt to our client’s needs, we have become leaders in our business, able to create tailor-made solutions. Riverlake operates worldwide through more than 10 subsidiaries.


Why join us?

With a constant growth of additional strategic ability each year, we never stop reinventing ourselves. Our futuristic vision of the Industry enables us to keep pace with its evolution. Our excellent reputation and first-class support teams are major assets for your clients. Our working environment is focused on ecological awareness and well-being giving to each employee the opportunity to live better.


What makes you the perfect candidate?

You are shipbroker ready to hit the ground running in a challenging and dynamic environment. You are a team player willing to take part in our cosmopolitan crew. You have been successful in the tanker business for at least 5 years.


Then apply now!

Let us tell you how we run our business

Do you know that Riverlake operates worldwide through more than 10 entities ? With a constant growth of additional strategic ability each year, Riverlake has become a visionary leader in the maritime industry. Over the last 8 years, we created on average one company a year in different locations.


Riverlake is a one-stop shop for all maritime requirements. In other words we are a multi-faceted logistic services provider for the industry, setting a considerable emphasis on values such as integrity, responsibility and reliability.

Riverlake runs its business around three operational poles. How does it work ? Let's go through them now.



We charter and sell different type of vessels. And when we say we charter vessels, we do it very seriously particularly when we transport dangerous cargoes as we are talking a very large number of fixtures executed every year. Our worldwide offices cover the chartering of:



Tugs / Crew boats / Supply boats

Bulk carriers

Gas carriers

Container carriers

Specialised units



We build terminals and are well known in this field. Riverlake has a team of super qualified engineers. Most of our customers ask us to assist them with the development of their terminal. Green field or brown field. But do you know that we do more than that ? We also excel in:

Offshore & Onshore Concept Development

Cold & Warm Stacking

SPM & CBM Set up, Procurement, Management & Operations

Studies & Consultancy services



We offer extensive market support and intelligence and this includes the very top of major oil and dry companies and far more. Do you know that we have massively invested in the digital world for 5 years ? We also have a very long track record in:

Ship Management

Legal & Claims

Demurrage Outsourcing

Data Intelligence & Data Tracking

Training & Professional Skills Development through regular programs or bespoke training solutions

Financial Services


Our capacity for anticipation, pro-activity and adaptation is paramount to our success, thanks to each and everyone at Riverlake.
Riverlake is an equal opportunity employer, our staff is our biggest asset.
Riverlake, since 85

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