Vessel Name Position Date
Fiesta BNE Open in Mid April

Martin Roche worked for 15 years on Tankers and tramp reefers. He came ashore after gaining his Masters’ certificate and after emigrating to Australia, joined BHP, in various capacities in stevedoring and both wet and dry chartering. He ran his own shipping and trading business for ten years before joining CNCo. He now heads up the CNCo bulk chartering operation in Melbourne. Martin adds 39 years to the shipping industry.

Ralph Theseira worked for 12 years on Bulk Carriers, Container Vessels and Tankers when upon attaining the rank of Captain he joined BHP as their Regional Chartering Manager in 1996. Besides BHP, he has worked in Chartering and Operations roles for various companies including AWB and Noble where the vessels he managed included Tankers - Oil, Gas and Chemical and Bulk Carriers – from Handy Size right through to Cape Size. Ralph adds 32 years in the shipping industry.

CNCo bulk division (Swire Bulk) runs a balanced fleet of owned and long term chartered tonnage with an initial focus on the handysize segment. The company aims to create value from the competitive advantage which modern, fuel efficient ship design affords, focusing on the development of long term relationships with cargo charterers and industrial shippers who ascribe value to sustainable shipping, and with whom the economic and environmental advantages can be shared.

CNCo has ordered 16 fuel efficient Swire B.Delta39 vessels at Chengxi shipyard for delivery between October 2013 and May 2016 and a further 8 Swire B.Delta39 vessels from Ouhua shipyard for delivery in 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, CNCo has placed orders for 4 Imabari38s for delivery from Imabari Shipyard in 2016.  In addition to the owned fleet CNCo have chartered 14 modern bulkers and loggers on long term period.

Swire Bulk have offices in Singapore, London, San Francisco, Melbourne, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Miami.