SPI Marine Opens UK Office

Chartering, Company Profiles, Logistics, People and Places, Sales and Purchases — By on April 4, 2014 at 9:29 AM
Graeme Harnes

Graeme Harnes

SPI Marine is pleased to announce the opening of SPI Marine (UK) Limited and to welcome Mr. Graeme Harness to its global team with effect from 2 April, 2014.

Opening the UK office marks an important milestone in the growth of SPI Marine, extending its presence into Europe, creating a unique network, spanning the globe and bringing together an unrivalled combination of skills and creativity.

“With our commitment to attracting the best talent, we are obviously delighted that Graeme Harness has joined the team. Graeme brings close to 30 years of ship broking experience to SPI Marine, primarily in the edible oil and renewables markets, ranging from local short-sea NWE and Inter-Med markets to global deep-sea routes, ” says Jeff Mavelli, President of SPI Marine (USA) Inc..

Working off a common platform in unison with SPI’s six other global locations, SPI Marine (UK) Limited will draw on a wide range of internal resources to offer clients the highest level of service, market information and post fixture follow-up from the outset.

“The extension of our services into Europe with a seventh office provides SPI Marine with a wider reach, reinforcing our ability to think global and act local, while upholding the highest ethical standards and integrity, ” says Mike Kardel, Managing Director of SPI Marine (Asia) Pte. Ltd.

Graeme, 50, is well known in the chemical tanker/edible oil community, having spent a successful career as a shipbroker and director with J.O. Plowright and Clarksons. He has been appointed as Managing Director of SPI Marine (UK), promoting the company’s brand through its UK office. Graeme is known for his uncomplicated, no nonsense approach to getting the deal done, having spent years working closely with some of the world’s largest trading houses.

The new office is located in the mediaeval port town of Newark-On-Trent, 75 minutes by train from London’s Kings Cross station, at:

34 Millgate, Huddlestones Wharf
Nottinghamshire NG24 4TS
Tel. +44 (0) 203 713 8855
Email chartering@spimarineuk.com


SPI Marine is a shipping and logistics service provider, specialized in bulk liquids, offering ship broking, end to end supply chain solutions, general agency, market research and consultancy services. Uph

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