Do you know that we are active in Oman ?

The Middle East branch of Riverlake is established in Oman since 2015 and a large number of projects have been successfully carried out.

Currently, Riverlake is providing project management services to Oman Oil for the development of a brand new bunker terminal in the port of Duqm. We acted on behalf of Oman Oil during the concept design, the FEED engineering and the tender for the construction contract. At this moment we manage the construction phase of the project which started in Q3 2019.

Shipping and Freight Market course in Lagos.

Run by Bello Tukur F.I.C.S, Managing Director of our Nigeria office, in charge of our african activities, and Capt. Edisher Chiaureli, Group Operations Manager, we discussed in detail with numerous Shipping & Trading players the world tanker market, Incoterms, Bills of Lading, a practical approach to BLs, Vetting, Classification societies with case studies & workshops.

The delegates were excited to discover the complexities involved when dealing with Bills of Lading and Letters of Indemnity.

Marlon Van Baarlen joins Riverlake Rotterdam based barging team

We are pleased to announce in the continuity of the previous news we shared with you, that Riverlake strengthens its barging team in Rotterdam with a new employee. Marlon Van Baarlen completed various internships in logistics companies.

His job will be to work on operations, an area that is so key to the success of our business.

The increase in activity that should continue led us to create this position and thus, the company continues to sharpen its operating model. If you wish to know more, please contact Jelle Vreeman+31 10 4364921 or Francois Can +41 22 9067958 The Barging Team is specialized 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®).

Save the date ! 6 November 2019

Mercy Ships hopes market magic will boost Cargo Day.

Fundraisers are hoping a seasonal upswing in the tanker markets will boost this year’s donations to the $1m mark. Mercy Ships Cargo Day has been switched from 2 October to 6 November as organisers chase $1m in donations. Since it started three years ago, the annual fundraising event has been staged in early October. But with $1m within its sights, the organising committee in Geneva hopes to benefit from a seasonal upswing in the tanker markets by moving the date.

The event has raised almost $2m since it was launched: $314,000 in 2016; $673,000 in 2017; and $860,000 last year. Charterers can pledge cargoes to participating shipbrokers, port agents and inspection companies, who donate 50% of their commission to Mercy Ships. Charterers and shipowners can also pledge donations. All the money raised is used to support Mercy Ships’ medical programme in Africa, where the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, is based.

About 2.5 million people are said to have benefited directly from the organisation’s free medical care. Some 450 surgeons, nurses, catering, administration and other staff work onboard as volunteers.

(Geoff Garfield - Tradewinds)


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

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