G2 Ocean makes promising entry into India

G2 Ocean makes promising entry into India

G2 Ocean has carried over 500,000 freight tons in 11 sailings on the India – US Gulf trade lane since the service was launched in February 2020. “We are pleased with these early results,” Senior Chartering Manager Prashant Samel says. As part of G2 Ocean’s strategy...
G2 Ocean joins the Diversity Study Group

G2 Ocean joins the Diversity Study Group

G2 Ocean joins the Diversity Study Group in commitment to advance workplace diversity and inclusion. As a global shipping company, G2 Ocean connects people of all backgrounds, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. Today, the company is announcing...
All eyes on 2021

All eyes on 2021

This article was written by Thomas Timlen and published at Breakbulk Events and Media on July 2, 2020.  Growth in the Association of Southeast Asian National, or ASEAN, region is expected to slow sharply to 2.2 percent in 2020 as a direct reaction to the pressure of...
G2 Ocean to take part in USD 20 million automation project

G2 Ocean to take part in USD 20 million automation project

G2 Ocean is partnering up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and 22 maritime industry partners to study safe methods and technology for enabling ship automation. On June 12, 2020, The Research Council of Norway announced that is awarding...
India Launches Digitisation of the Bill of Lading

India Launches Digitisation of the Bill of Lading

India is digitalising its bills of lading workflows after a successful simulation project with G2 Ocean and CargoX. The Government of India started evaluating ways to implement electronic bills of lading and other trade documentation across all export-import...
G2 Ocean strengthens fleet with a new bulk carrier

G2 Ocean strengthens fleet with a new bulk carrier

Star Nike, a new-building of 63,000 deadweight tonnage capacity, joined G2 Ocean’s bulk pool on June 5, 2020. Star Nike is a conventional bulk carrier constructed and equipped at a first-class shipbuilding dockyard at Imabari, Japan. She was named and delivered to...
G2 Ocean expands use of e-bills

G2 Ocean expands use of e-bills

This article was written by Keith Wallis and published at JOC.com on June 6, 2020.  G2 Ocean, the Norway-based project cargo and breakbulk operator, is expanding its use of electronic bills of lading (e-bills) amid growing interest from tech-savvy customers, even...
Simon Baker new Chartering Director

Simon Baker new Chartering Director

G2 Ocean has appointed Simon Baker as Chartering Director in South Africa. He replaces John Currie who is retiring after 23 years of service. As part of G2 Ocean’s strategy for 2020 to 2024, the company is expanding into new markets in Africa and India. To develop new...
G2 Ocean takes strong action against COVID-19

G2 Ocean takes strong action against COVID-19

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the uncertainty across the world, we at G2 Ocean, are continuously working to ensure that we can deliver customer’s cargo per their requirements. As usual, all our vessels are fully operational, and our shore...
New VP Pacific expects growth and expansion

New VP Pacific expects growth and expansion

G2 Ocean has appointed Sim Keat Lim as new VP Pacific. He will responsible for leading G2 Ocean’s Pacific trades and further expanding the company’s reach of services in Asia. As part of G2 Ocean’s strategy for 2020 to 2024, the company is looking to expand into new...
G2 Ocean climbs on sustainability ranking

G2 Ocean climbs on sustainability ranking

G2 Ocean improves six points in Ecovadis’s annual sustainability ranking and is awarded as one of the top three per cents of transportation companies with regards to sustainability. The sustainability rating platform Ecovadis has again awarded G2 Ocean with...
Rune Birkeland resigns as CEO of G2 Ocean

Rune Birkeland resigns as CEO of G2 Ocean

Rune Birkeland is announcing his resignation from the role as Chief Executive Officer of G2 Ocean. He will be replaced by Chief Commercial Officer Arthur English as of 1 January 2020. Rune Birkeland is announcing that he is resigning from the role as Chief Executive...
G2 Ocean marks International Anti-Corruption Day

G2 Ocean marks International Anti-Corruption Day

9 December is the International Anti-Corruption Day. To mark the occasion, G2 Ocean arranged an Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery workshop for our employees in Bergen, Rotterdam, Gothenburg and Livorno. Bribery and corruption are major challenges in the shipping...
New Lady joining the G2 Ocean fleet

New Lady joining the G2 Ocean fleet

Star Gaia, a newbuild 64,000 DWT conventional bulk vessel, joined G2 Ocean’s bulk pool on the 27th of November. Star Gaia is a conventional bulk vessel, built at Mitsui Chiba Shipyard in Japan. She was named and delivered to Grieg Star on the 27th of November,...
Discussed anti-corruption with 160 shipping members

Discussed anti-corruption with 160 shipping members

Discussed anti-corruption with 160 shipping members G2 Ocean shared ideas, best practices and thoughts on crucial corruption challenges in the shipping industry at the Fall Meeting of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network on October 30-31. As a member of the Maritime...
G2 Ocean opens new office in Germany

G2 Ocean opens new office in Germany

To achieve a stronger market position, and in response to increasing demand for project cargo services, G2 Ocean opens a new office in Hamburg, Germany. “Germany is the manufacturing and engineering capital of Europe, and by establishing a base here, we are able to...
G2 Ocean to strengthen its digital footprint

G2 Ocean to strengthen its digital footprint

Developing, implementing and providing new digital solutions to its customers lies at the core of G2 Ocean’s business.  Written by Hariesh Manaadiar for Shipping and Freight Recource. For many companies in the shipping industry, where the digital transformation is...
Met over 150 customers in Houston

Met over 150 customers in Houston

On October 8 – 10, G2 Ocean attended Breakbulk Americas in Houston. For the first time at the event, G2 Ocean hosted a social gathering for customers and suppliers, attracting over 150 people. “Breakbulk Americas offers great opportunities to increase G2 Ocean’s brand...
G2 Ocean expands Project Cargo

G2 Ocean expands Project Cargo

G2 Ocean expands Project Cargo G2 Ocean hires three new Senior Project Cargo Managers and opens offices in Houston and Hamburg. Since the launch of G2 Ocean in 2017, the company has worked strategically to achieve a stronger position within the project cargo segment....
G2 Ocean upholds CTPAT membership

G2 Ocean upholds CTPAT membership

After comprehensive assessments, G2 Ocean continues to be a CTPAT member and will collaborate further with US authorities to reduce terrorism threats throughout the supply chain. Last year, G2 Ocean was approved as a certified member of the Customs-Trade Partnership...
Grieg Star announces leadership changes

Grieg Star announces leadership changes

New CEO and Board of Chair appointed in Grieg Star After over 20 years at the helm, Camilla Grieg takes the position as Chair of the Board of Grieg Star on July 1. Matt Duke is appointed as the company’s new CEO. “I have had this position for over 20...
G2 Ocean among the top environmental firms

G2 Ocean among the top environmental firms

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has again ranked G2 Ocean among the top shipping companies in the world to reduce air emissions and conserve energy in the city’s port. The Blue Circle Award is annually granted to marine carriers and terminal operators that excel in...
Blockchain to push paper Bill of Lading into retirement

Blockchain to push paper Bill of Lading into retirement

Blockchain to push paper Bill of Lading into retirement G2 Ocean and Manuchar show the paper Bill of Lading is ready for retirement. Together they have finished a successful pilot trial of CargoX’s blockchain-based Smart Bill of Lading Solution.   For further...
Letter to our agents and suppliers

Letter to our agents and suppliers

Dear partners and colleagues, These days we celebrate the two years anniversary of G2 Ocean. We have achieved a lot, both as a joint venture and together with our friends and colleagues around the world. Thank you for your support and efforts. From day one, G2 Ocean,...
G2 Ocean publishes first whole-year financial report

G2 Ocean publishes first whole-year financial report

G2 Ocean publishes first whole-year financial report 2018 was the first year G2 Ocean had 12 months’ operations. The year ended with a gross revenue of USD 1,305.5 million. G2 Ocean was established on 26th of April 2017. The operations commenced on 2nd of May....
Please ignore travel support request

Please ignore travel support request

Please ignore travel support request We regret to inform the public that someone is trying to defraud travel agencies using G2 Ocean’s name and logo. A person claiming to be a Richard Taylor of G2 Ocean is sending our e-mails to shipping agents and travel...
Silver sustainability badge for G2 Ocean

Silver sustainability badge for G2 Ocean

Silver sustainability badge for G2 Ocean G2 Ocean are among the top 8 percent of transportation companies when it comes to sustainability, according to Ecovadis. Sustainability rating company Ecovadis has awarded G2 Ocean with their silver badge for 2018. We were...
Reducing plastic waste from our operations

Reducing plastic waste from our operations

Photo: Rey Perezoso (CC BY-SA 2.0) Reducing plastic waste from our operations Every year, eight million metric tons of plastics enter our oceans. We will do our share to reduce this problem. And the whole organisation is working on new ways to reach our goals. You...
Travel support request not from G2 Ocean

Travel support request not from G2 Ocean

Travel support request not from G2 Ocean We are sorry to say that some companies around the world has been targeted in a phishing attempt using our name and logo. The phishing attempt has the subject line: “Travel support”. The message has been sent to...
Introducing our new VP Innovation

Introducing our new VP Innovation

Introducing our new VP Innovation We are proud to announce Leif Arne Strømmen is our new Vice President for Innovation. Leif Arne Strømmen joins G2 Ocean from the position as Global Head Projects, Oil & Gas, Marine Logistics in Kuehne-Nagel. Previous positions...
Increasing frequency to San Diego

Increasing frequency to San Diego

Increasing frequency to San Diego G2 Ocean have offered breakbulk services to California for more than 40 years. We are now strengthening our services, with added sailings to San Diego. California has always been an important area for us and our predecessors, Gearbulk...
G2 Ocean join MACN

G2 Ocean join MACN

G2 Ocean join MACN G2 Ocean follows our owners, and has joined the Maritime Anti Corruption Network. Corruption has to be fought – every day. It is a sad fact that corruption is still an issue in the shipping industry. At G2 Ocean we do not accept any kind of...
G2 Ocean awarded environmental award

G2 Ocean awarded environmental award

G2 Ocean awarded environmental award Our efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions to air have given us a Blue Circle Award. The award recognises industry partners that excel in environmental stewardship. The award is given by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. It...
Strengthening the IT department

Strengthening the IT department

G2 Ocean hiring two new IT specialists IT is central to our business, and to be able to live up to our mission. We are now looking for two new colleagues in the IT department. G2 Ocean aspire to pioneer sustainable shipping solutions. IT is crucial to this.   The new...
Introducing our Graduates Programme

Introducing our Graduates Programme

Welcome to our graduates programme Our International Graduate Programme aims to recruit bright, ambitious and self motivated graduates with an innovative mindset and leadership potential. G2 Ocean believe in recruiting the best talent within shipping for our world...
Trades map and agent search launched

Trades map and agent search launched

Trades map and agent search launched Our website now has two new features: trades map and agent search. We hope these will be helpful for you. G2 Ocean strives to make shipping simpler for our customers. Our two new website features make it possible for you to find...
Open positions in G2 Ocean

Open positions in G2 Ocean

Open positions We have at the moment four open positions: operator in Vancover, as port captain in Mobile/Savannah, chartering assistant in Shanghai and Claims handler in Manila. G2 Ocean AS is the world’s largest shipping company within the open hatch segment,...
The first G2 Ocean vessels at sea

The first G2 Ocean vessels at sea

The first G2 Ocean vessels at sea Our first vessels are branded with the G2 Ocean name and logo, and are on route with their cargo as G2 Ocean vessels. From May 1st, vessels sailing for G2 Ocean have started to be rebranded . They will have the G2 Ocean logo on the...
G2 Ocean is live

G2 Ocean is live

G2 Ocean is live The G2 Ocean employees marked the start of a new adventure May 2nd, celebrating the launch of the company. Over 300 G2 Ocean employees gathered in the 16 new offices to mark the beginning of G2 Ocean yesterday. The celebration was moved to May 2nd due...
G2 Ocean going live May 1st

G2 Ocean going live May 1st

G2 Ocean going live May 1st G2 Ocean, the joint venture of Gearbulk and Grieg Star, will start operating on May 1st 2017.  The intent to establish a new shipping company was published October 16th last year. Now, seven months later, the company is ready to launch....
G2 Ocean given all anti trust approvals

G2 Ocean given all anti trust approvals

G2 Ocean given all anti trust approvals The US Department of Justice has approved the establishment of G2 Ocean. Tuesday 21st of February the US decided to approve the establishment of G2 Ocean.  Authorities in Poland, Germany and Brazil have already approved G2...