About G2 Ocean

G2 Ocean is a joint venture of two of the world’s largest open hatch shipowning companies Gearbulk and Grieg Maritime Group. Since the company was launched in 2017, G2 Ocean has become one of the world’s largest ship operators within the open hatch and dry bulk segment.

G2 Ocean operates a fleet of 120 open hatch and conventional bulk vessels and completes approximately 4000 port calls to more than 70 countries each year. We have a local presence in 15 locations around the world and operate 32 trade routes on six continents. Our global presence enable us to respond effectively to our customers’ needs.

The main commodities carried on our vessels are wood pulp and other forest products, aluminium, steels, granite, and industrial minerals. Project cargo is one of our rapidly expanding business areas. With high passion and expertise, our 310 employees work diligently every day to make sure that our customers’ cargo is transported to its destination in a safe, efficient, flexible and sustainable manner.

Our Owners

Gearbulk

Gearbulk was founded in 1968 by Kristian Gerhard Jebsen and three partners. The company has specialised in cargo that requires special handling and stowage such as pulp, aluminium, orange juice or granite. The expertise extends to conventional bulk.

Grieg Maritime Group

Grieg Maritime Group is part of the privately-owned Grieg Group, established in 1884. The Grieg Maritime Group consists of various businesses, including the ship management company Grieg Star.

Annual Report

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and challenging market conditions, G2 Ocean’s gross revenue rounded off at USD 1 117.4 million in 2020.

Pioneering sustainable shipping solutions is our mission statement.

Board of Directors

Kristian Jebsen

Kristian Jebsen is the Executive Chair of the Board. Jebsen is President and one of the owners of Gearbulk.

Hans Petter Aas

Hans Petter Aas is a board member of G2 Ocean. He is also a board member of Gearbulk.

Camilla Marianne Grieg

Camilla Marianne Grieg is Vice Chair of the board. She is one of five owners of the Grieg Group.

Hans Olav Lindal

Hans Olav Lindal is a board member of G2 Ocean. He is also a board member of Gearbulk.

Matt Duke

Matt Duke is a board member of G2 Ocean. He is Group CEO of Grieg Maritime Group and a board member of Grieg Logistics and ScanReach, a Maritime IoT startup based in Bergen, Norway.

Executive Management

Arthur English

Arthur English

Chief Executive Officer

Arthur was appointed Chief Executive Officer of G2 Ocean on 1 January 2020. He joined the organisation as Chief Commercial Officer in 2017 and came from the position as Managing Director at Gearbulk Shipping Singapore Pte Ltd. He has an MBA from University of Nottingham, and has worked in different positions within Gearbulk since 1994.

Agnethe Brekke

Agnethe Brekke

Chief Financial Officer

Agnethe worked as Regional Finance Manager in DOF Subsea before she joined G2 Ocean in January 2018. She holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Auditing from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and is State Authorised Public Accountant (CPA). She has previously worked as Vice President Financial Control and Group Accounting Manager in Odfjell Drilling and as auditor in PwC.
Martha Røed

Martha Røed

Global HR & Organisational Development Director

Martha joined G2 Ocean May 2018 from a position within leadership and organisational development at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). She is a Cand.Polit. in Organisational Psychology from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Martha has also worked as an independent consultant within organisational development, management training and performance management

Cecilie Koch Hatlebrekke

Cecilie Koch Hatlebrekke

Director Legal and Compliance

Cecilie joined G2 Ocean from the position as Senior Lawyer at law firm Wikborg Rein. She has a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Bergen, and has added courses in international commercial law and EU law from Université Paris Nanterre. Cecilie is a Member of the Board of Directors at WISTA Norway.

Phil Curran

Phil Curran

Vice President Operations

Phil has spent over twenty years in operations management with Gearbulk and G2 Ocean.  Most of that time has been spent in the North and South America branch offices.  Prior to working ashore he sailed as a deck officer and master on a wide variety of vessel types.

Kristin Helen Andersen

Kristin Helen Andersen

Vice President IT

Kristin joined G2 Ocean in January 2019 and is the Vice President IT in UnITy, a joint IT department established by G2 Ocean, Gear-bulk and Grieg Star.  She has 15 years of working experience in technology driven management and has functioned both as Head of IT and Head of Business Development. Kristin has worked with digital strategy and IT transformation projects in business sectors ranging from Consulting to Transportation. She has a Cand.Polit. in Information Science from the University of Bergen and holds a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Queensland University of Technology.

Carla Pontes

Carla Pontes

Vice President South America

Carla worked as Commercial Director, Atlantic at Gearbulk before joining G2 Ocean. She has an MBA from Universidade Federal de São Paulo, and worked mainly within the pulp and paper business before joining Gearbulk in 2011.
Petter Mowinckel

Petter Mowinckel

Vice President Bulk

Petter joined G2 Ocean from the position as Executive Vice President at Grieg Star Bulk. He has a degree in marketing and economy from OMS Business School, and joined the Grieg Group as a Shipbroker at Joachim Grieg & co in 1997 and later as a Director.
Sim Keat Lim

Sim Keat Lim

Vice President Pacific

Sim Keat (SK) Lim worked as Global Shipping Head of Asia Pulp and Paper Company prior to joining G2 Ocean in March 2020. He has a double master’s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Shipping, Offshore and Finance.

Annette Thuen Hansen

Annette Thuen Hansen

Vice President Europe and North America

Annette came from the position as Vice President Atlantic incl South America at Grieg Star. She is a Master of Business from Nord University, and started in Grieg Star in 1998.