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 segment.

G2 Ocean operates a fleet of over 100 open hatch and conventional bulk vessels ranging from Handysize to Ultramax. The main commodities carried on our vessels are wood pulp and other forest products, aluminium, steels, granite, and industrial minerals.

With operations covering 32 trade lanes and over 300 dedicated and experienced employees, we have the resources and in-depth local knowledge necessary to support industries all over the world with their logistics requirements.

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

G2 Ocean managed an extraordinary 2021, increasing cargo volumes by 14% from 2020 and delivering its strongest financial performance in company history.

Read more in our 2021 Annual Report which includes both our Financial Accounts and a comprehensive overview of our sustainability efforts.

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 the 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 the Group CEO of Grieg Maritime Group, Chair of Grieg Logistics and board member of the Bergen Shipowners association.

Executive Management

Arthur English

Arthur English

Chief Executive Officer

Arthur English joined G2 Ocean on its formation in 2017 as Chief Commercial Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2020.

Arthur has over 30 years of shipping experience, 23 of which were spent with Gearbulk in commercially focused roles in the breakbulk, dry bulk, terminal, combination carrier and tanker sectors in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, an MBA from the University of Nottingham and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

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.
Sim Keat Lim

Sim Keat Lim

Managing Director Pacific

Sim Keat (SK) Lim is responsible for managing and further developing G2 Ocean’s services in the Pacific region. SK joined G2 Ocean in March 2020 and has a double master’s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Shipping, Offshore and Finance.

Scott Krantzcke

Scott Krantzcke

Managing Director Atlantic

Scott Krantzcke joined G2 Ocean in May 2021 and is responsible for managing G2 Ocean’s business activities in the Atlantic region.

Scott has nearly 25 years of maritime services experience with the foundation of his career with carriers such as DHL Global Forwarding, Swire, SE Shipping Lines, and Austral Asia Line.

Scott has gained specialized knowledge in client relationship management, business development, profit and loss management, and process improvement throughout his career. 

Martha Røed

Martha Røed

Managing Director Organisational Development

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

Phil Curran

Phil Curran

Managing Director 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.