Eagle Bulk Shipping expands with creation of Europe office

Connecticut-based Eagle Bulk Shipping, owner of one of the largest fleets of Supramax dry bulk vessels in the world, has announced that it is expanding its global commercial presence with the establishment of a new office in Hamburg, Germany.

Eagle Bulk Europe GmbH is scheduled to commence operations in August this year. The Hamburg office will be led by Jan-Philipp (Japhi) Rauno, who served most recently as a partner with Mosvold Bulk Shipping. He brings over 25 years of chartering experience and strong relationships across Europe in the dry bulk shipping sector.

Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk CEO, said: “We continue to invest in Eagle Bulk’s commercial operating platform to help deliver above market results and become the world’s premier Supramax owner/operator. The establishment of our Hamburg office is an important milestone in this process as it ensures proximity to significant European chartering relationships while complementing our existing footprint in Connecticut and Singapore. Eagle Bulk’s presence in the US, Asia and Europe will serve as a key strategic and competitive advantage moving forward. We are confident, as well, that Japhi is the right person to lead our European commercial operations, and we look forward to his immediate contributions.”