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

International Petroleum Shipping & Freight Market - Accra, Ghana / 26th - 29th June 2018

This Citac training course, in partnership with Riverlake, will use numerous theoretical and practical workshops to examine in detail, international petroleum shipping and freight markets. 
It will explore the global and African situation and analyse key issues such as vessel selection, freight costs, risk involved in shipping petroleum products, the various benefits of working in the African market, and documentation. 

The four day training course will cover and discuss the following topics :

  • International Shipping Market
  • How to charter 
  • Demurrage & Managing Risks 
  • Charter-party Contract Negotiation what is the best charter-party 
  • Freight Invoices 
  • Documentation 
  • Maritime Regulation 

This course is designed for those involved in the transportation of oils products and downstream oil market activities : 

  • Charterers 
  • Industry marketers 
  • Importer & exporters of oil products 
  • Shipowners & ship managers 
  • Distribution companies
  • Finance institutions involved in cargo and stock financing 
  • Government energy regulators

To download the program, please follow this link : 



Dear business partners, We are thrilled to unveil our new logo. Freshly redesigned, it emphasizes our dynamic and streamlined approach across our various activities relying on our core values. This new logo reflects our established foundations – keeping reference to our iconic and recognizable mark – while placing greater accent on the cross-market expertise which makes Riverlake unique. Followed this up, we have united all our entities behind the only name of RIVERLAKE. As from now, this single brand is representing all our structures. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

New Manager at Riverlake Barging

Dear business partners,
We are delighted to announce that Vincent Bossers, who has been working as Broker for Riverlake Barging since 2012, will take over as Manager of our Rotterdam office with immediate effect.
We are very enthusiast to pursue the Barging adventure by fostering in-house promotion.
Vincent succeeds to Quirijn Bol, director of Riverlake Barging, who has decided to leave our company to meet new challenges outside the brokerage world.
Quirijn has been with us since the start of Riverlake Barging in Rotterdam in 2011 and helped shape our company. We warmly thank him for his dedication and involvement and wish him all the best in the future.
Vincent and Quirijn will work together the next few weeks to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities. You can contact Vincent by telephone +31(0)10 436 49 21 or via email
We thank you for your continued support!

Riverlake is now member of the Baltic Exchange

We are delighted to announce that Riverlake Shipping is now member of the Baltic Exchange.

The Baltic Exchange is a membership organization for the maritime industry, and freight market information provider for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative contracts. Its international community of over 600 member companies encompasses the majority of world shipping interests and commits to a code of business conduct overseen by the Baltic Exchange.

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Open position in our London office

Riverlake dry cargo is looking for a Shipbroker to reinforce its London Team.

Candidate should ideally justify 2 to 5 years in the same position with proven track record.

This  job offers a stimulating and dynamic work environment and excellent opportunities for career development.

Does that sound like you? Interested in working at Riverlake? Please send us your CV and cover letter at

We are Riverlake. We are experts in logistics solutions for the maritime industry and our presence is global. From the Geneva headquarters to our offices in the Netherlands, Nigeria, the Republic of Congo, Germany, the United Kingdom, Curacao, French Guiana and Oman, we have created a global network. 

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Riverlake new employee

We are delighted to announce that Cristiano Parrilli joined us to reinforce our Team on the 1st of October.

After more than 10 years working for shipping companies in the Mediterranean fuel oil market Cristiano has spent his last 3 years concentrating on the Middle East Gulf chartering and business development.

We are pleased to add his expertise to complement our strengths. This new addition will enable Riverlake to expand and energize our presence and activities in this region.

We wish him all the best in his new position.

Cristiano can be contacted at:

Tel : +44 3 289 24 63

Mobile : +30 694 027 42 83

ICE : cparrilli1

Email :

Riverlake provides fully integrated solutions to the maritime industry. We are specialized in providing logistical and associated services for the oil, dry & gas industry worldwide.

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