Cherry mainly deals with matters related to contracts in the supply chain: storage, international trade & logistics and cargo claims. Its customers are mainly suppliers and traders in raw materials such as metal and fruit, as well as logistics service providers such as forwarders and storage keepers.
Cherry is a true litigation lawyer, with a keen eye for the trade relationship and litigation strategy. Her goal is to find a quick solution for her customers, while ensuring that the costs and benefits are always in balance. Cherry also has extensive experience in drafting contracts, partly due to her knowledge of litigation.
She has dealt with several cases on the applicability and interpretation of general terms and conditions, in particular with regard to carrier terms and conditions on bills of lading and jurisdiction clauses. But also more typical “wet” cases such as in 2010 the “Oostenwind”, where an important decision was taken on the ownership of yards of ships under construction and in 2017 the decision in “De Jonge Maritime” on pilotage charges.
Cherry started as a lawyer in 2004. She previously worked at other (maritime) law firms such as Boonk Van Leeuwen. After establishing her own office Alius law in 2016, where she became more involved in the supply, maintenance and lease of maritime equipment, she strengthens Caland Advocaten as one of the co-founders as of January 1, 2019.
Group Commercial Director
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS)
Steve is the Group Commercial & Business Development Director for Veritas Petroleum Services, responsible for the development and implementation of VPS global commercial strategy, since joining the company in July 2016.
Graduating from Northumbria University with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry, Steve worked as an R&D Chemist for BNFL, ICI and Sanofi-Aventis, before joining Anachem Ltd, in a commercial role within laboratory instrumentation in 1997.
Progressing his international commercial career, Steve moved from technical sales to Sales & Marketing Manager, before becoming the General Manager for a1-Envirotech, gaining formal business management qualifications and awards along the way.
Steve joined Lintec Testing Services Ltd, a subsidiary of Intertek, as Operations & Key Accounts Manager in 2007, before becoming General Manager of Lintec in 2011, then Director of Intertek ShipCare in June 2012, a role held until joining VPS.
Hill Dickinson LLP
Beth Bradley joined our London office as a partner in the marine business group in May 2019. Prior to that, she was a legal director in the marine and international trade group at Clyde & Co LLP in London. Beth is listed by The Legal 500 as a leading individual/ ‘Next Generation Lawyer’, who is ‘good on the interplay between shipping and insolvency’, and as a ‘notable practitioner in shipping in South Korea’ by Chambers & Partners.
Beth has a strong reputation and specialises in commercial dispute resolution with particular expertise in the shipping, shipbuilding/offshore, commodities and marine insurance sectors. She regularly advises first class shipowners, shipbuilders and P&I clubs. She also advises blue chip Asian and multinational companies and trading houses in relation to their commercial agreements and disputes.
Beth represents clients from numerous jurisdictions, including major South Korean shipowners and shipbuilders whom she has successfully represented for over 15 years.
Beth also has extensive experience of advising in relation to South Korean rehabilitation proceedings and the Cross Border Insolvency Regulations.
Beth handles high value, multi-party and multi-jurisdictional litigation and has extensive experience of international arbitrations in various forums, including ICC, LCIA and LMAA and litigation in the Commercial and Mercantile Courts, Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court in London.
Leon van Duivendijk
Director Shared Resources
Leon studied to become Maritime Officer in Vlissingen, The Netherlands followed by a study of Maritime Science at the University of Antwerp.
He sailed on product/chemical tankers for Vroon as 'Deck Officer' before joining the Operations team in 2007.
He became 'Operations Manager' for the Vroon tanker fleet (Iver Ships) in 2012.
As from 2016 he moved on as 'Head Operations' and became responsible for all operational processes within the Vroon Group for their 200 vessels at the time which included bunker purchases and bunker operations.
As from 2018 Leon became 'Director Shared Resources' at Vroon and now leading a team, responsible for amongst others the implementation of new rules and regulations, innovation as well as responsible for groupwide business processes.
He is a passionate ship photographer and maintains his own website: Duivendijk.net.
Market Development Advisor
ExxonMobil Marine Fuels
Eddie Fish is a specialist in marine fuels and lubricants, and has worked at ExxonMobil for more than 25 years, with more than 18 years in marine. During this time he has held a number of sales, marketing and technical roles with key assignments including the launches of ExxonMobil Premium HDME 50 TM and most recently EMF.5TM. Additionally he continues to champion the wider adoption of accredited Mass Flow Metering Systems in various ports around the world.
In his current position as Market Development Advisor, Eddie is focused on helping the marine industry prepare for the challenges on the journey to – and beyond - 2020.
Eddie graduated with an honours degree in Managerial and Administrative studies from Aston University, UK, specialising in Marketing and Operations.
Morten Grønbech Terp
Sales Development Manager
Global Risk Management
Morten Grønbech Terp, 43, is Sales Development Manager in Global Risk Management. Morten has worked in the company for more than 12 years and has extensive knowledge within the energy markets and the products and services, the company offers to clients around the world. In his position, Morten is an important part of optimising and developing existing as well as new products and services.
Charles Haskell is Lloyd’s Register’s Decarbonisaton Programme Manager, and leads the LR Maritime Decarbonisation Hub.
He’s been with LR for more than 15 years, first in a practical, hands-on role as a project manager for new ship construction in South Korea, and then as a surveyor and auditor in the Middle East, before returning to the UK as a business development manager for LR’s Marine and Offshore businesses.
Marie Cabbia Hubatova
Manager, International Climate
Environmental Defence Fund Europe
Marie is a manager at Environmental Defense Fund Europe where she focuses on decarbonisation of international shipping, alternative fuels, carbon markets and climate policy. Before joining EDF Europe in 2016, she worked at various academic institutions across Europe. Her background is in environmental science and economy.
Group Compliance Senior Manager
Coming from an internal position as Compliance Analyst in Monjasa, Masooma Kazmi was appointed as Group Compliance Senior Manager in 2019. During Masooma’s six years with Monjasa, she has contributed significantly to establishing and developing the Monjasa Group’s industry-leading compliance systems.
Coming from a background as a lawyer, she has more than 12 years’ of experience in compliance with a specific focus and expertise on international sanction regimes, anti-bribery & anti-corruption, KYC and enhanced due diligence, sourcing and risk management.
Global Business Development Manager
Bureau Veritas VeriFuels
Gunnar Kjeldsen began his working career in DNV Petroleum Services where he spent 16 years in different key positions. His last position in DNV Petroleum Services was Regional Manager for the Middle East and Africa.
Since 2014, Gunnar has been with Bureau Veritas’ Marine Fuel Services. He has helped build a fuel quality testing program, VeriFuel, which is easy to use and modern for the ship operators. He is now a Business Development Manager for the Marine Fuel Services.
Gunnar has presented at bunker and shipping conferences, conducted seminars and also written on marine fuels. His extensive knowledge on Marine Fuels has helped shipping companies mitigate operational and financial risks as well as cost reduction on bunker operations.
Gunnar graduated from University of Maine, USA in 1997 with a bachelor degree.
Principal Environmental Advisor
The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)
Sjaak Klap is a Principal Environmental Advisor at the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel is a non-government organisation founded in 2013 with the key aim of promoting safely and industry best practice for gas as an alternative, cleaner and sustainable shipping fuel for now and the future. Sjaak started his career in the shipping industry. He thereafter transferred to other industrial sectors, including shipbuilding and stainless-steel industries before returning to the shipping industry as Vice President Business Development for Spliethoff, an Amsterdam-based shipping company. His responsibilities included all aspects of LNG as marine fuel, which resulted in orders for 7 LNG-fuelled short-sea vessels by 2 Spliethoff Group subsidiaries in August 2019. He retired from Spliethoff recently and took up his present position at SGMF. Sjaak studied marine engineering, business administration and logistics.
Glander International Bunkering
Carsten Ladekjær is the CEO of Glander International Bunkering Group, one of the world’s leading bunker trading companies located in 9 offices across the world.
A bunker veteran with +20 years of experience, Carsten has been responsible for steering Glander International Bunkering into new waters and global success. He started his triumphant career as a bunker trader in 1995 after completing military service in the Royal Danish Guards. His tremendous vision and ambition propelled him into high ranking positions such as Managing Director, Senior Vice President and CEO of bunker trading companies before he joined Glander International Group in 2017.
Carsten is a regular speaker at industry-related meetings and events, where he is keen to share his bunker knowledge and insights with audiences around the world.
Dennis Lysemose Andersen
Head of Sales, Europe
Global Risk Management
Dennis Lysemose Andersen, 47, is Head of Sales, Europe, in Global Risk Management. Dennis joined Global Risk Management in 2008 and has over the years contributed to the expansion and success of the company and has a huge network in the business. He frequently presents energy risk management solutions at seminars and to clients worldwide.
Head of Global Credit
Paul entered the marine credit industry in 1984 when he joined ECS Marine as a credit analyst. In 1991, he joined MRC Business Information Group Ltd which later became Lloyd’s MIU and subsequently Lloyd’s List Intelligence. As Intelligence Director, Paul was responsible for the entire credit reporting business and data gathering side for the Companies and Ports business. He left Lloyd’s in June 2009 to join Bomin Ltd as the Head of Global Credit. Paul remains as Head of Global Credit for the Bomin Group, supporting its hub offices in Hamburg, Houston, Dubai and Singapore, as well as its satellite and physical operations around the globe.
Head of Solutions Development
Stephan was born in 1971, and is now located in Reinach, Switzerland. Stephan graduated in Business Administration and Engineering and started his career with Endress+Hauser in 1999, working for several years as Area Sales Manager for the NAFTA Region and Europe. From 2007 to 2011 he worked for Endress+Hauser Australia as a Flow Product Mnager and from 2011 to 2012 he held the position as Business Development Manager for Oil&Gas.
Currently he is heading the Solution Development Department at Endress+Hauser Flowtec. His responsibility comprises the technical development and standardization of Bunker Flow Metering Systems based on Coriolis mass flow meters.
Brian graduated from the University of Plymouth in 1995 with an Honours Degree in Maritime Business and Law and then in 1996 graduated from City University London with a Masters Degree in International Shipping, Trade and Finance. Working initially in the container shipping industry working for NOL/APL and then OOCL and during 1999 started in the dry bulk freight markets working for Cargill as a freight trader in London then Geneva, Hong Kong and finally Singapore. In 2006, Brian moved to Morgan Stanley Commodities in London and set up the physical dry freight trading desk with the main focus being on the supramax, panamax and cape sectors to complement the banks involvement in freight derivatives and bunker hedging. In 2013, Brian left Morgan Stanley to start Lavinia Bulk Ltd as the Managing Director of the office based in London. Lavinia bulk is the chartering and commercial arm of the Laskaridis Shipping/Lavinia Corp’s dry bulk fleet comprising of 48 dry vessels from ultramax upto Newcastlemax size and Brian also trades small volumes of freight derivatives for the group. Brian is also a member of the Baltic Exchange and is a supporter for the Mission to Seafarers. Brian’s others interests include sailing, rugby and golf.
Global Risk Management
Kevin O’Reilly, 47 years, is Chief Commercial Officer in Global Risk Management. Has extensive experience within management as well as commodities sales and trading from positions in large international commodity and trading houses in among others New York and Shanghai.
Christian Plum, is Co-Founder of BunkerMetric, which provides state-of-the-art Analytical IT tools for the Bunkering Industry. Our tools give decision support for bunker buyers / sellers / traders and brokers by giving overview of supply, demand and costs in their markets.
Our tool BunkerPlanner aids bunker buyers in choosing the right port, volume and grade for their vessels journey, to minimize costs. While respecting all operational, commercial and regulatory constraints.
Christian has a master’s in computer science and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Technical University of Denmark, focusing on Algorithms for design of containership ship networks. He is (Co-)author of numerous peer reviewed articles in top scientific journals on bunker purchasing and design of maritime transportation networks.
He has worked 8 years in the Maersk Group, starting at Maersk Oil Trading in 2007 developing a decision support tools for bunker purchasing, followed by various positions at Maersk Line developing customized analytical tools.
Commercial Director Marine
Michael Schaap is the commercial director marine at Titan LNG B.V. and in that capacity responsible for the development of the marine and bunkering proposition for Titan.
In the past Michael has had various roles in the bunker industry, mainly involved on the commercial & trading activities for physical suppliers such as Shell Marine Products and Argos bunkering.
Actual bunkering experience has proven to be helpful to translate the needs of vessel owners and operators to a LNG bunkering supply proposition, resulting in several milestone projects and deliveries of LNG as a marine fuel.
Michael has a degree from Nyenrode Business University.
Global Operations Manager
Verifuel, Bureau Veritas
Argyrios Schoinas began his working career in Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) working as a bunker surveyor. Since 2016, Argyrios has been with Bureau Veritas’ Marine Fuel Services.
He has helped organize and coordinate all the various bunker fuel related inspections taking place in different ports in Americas under VeriFuel. His role was then expanded on 2018 to cover all work done globally and he is now the Global Operations Manager for the Marine Fuel Services.
Argyrios has presented at bunker conferences, conducted seminars and also written on quantity surveys and Tricks of the Trade for marine fuels. His extensive knowledge on the field has helped shipping companies mitigate operational and financial risks as well as cost reduction on bunker operations.
Argyrios graduated from University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2011 with a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, while he also holds a MEng from the same university and a MSc in Chemical Process Engineering from UCL, UK.
Ron van Gelder
Senior Advisor Division Harbourmaster
Port of Rotterdam
Ron joined the Port of Rotterdam Authority in 1983. In 1986 he joined the Dangerous Goods Department up until the rank of Senior Superintendent. In 2000 he left the inspection side of the department in order to start working on the Port Waste Management Plan. Now, as senior advisor to the Harbourmaster, he focuses mainly on shipping waste, ballast water issues, (air) emissions from ships, anti-fouling and other environmental issues, on both sea-going vessels and inland barges. Responsible for implementing the bunker licensing system for conventional fuels in 2020/2021.
Is member of WG4 (PRF) of ISO TC8/SC2, first as expert on Port Reception Facilities since 2011, as of 2017 as member on behalf of NEN and since 2018 as Convenor. Working on two subjects: PRF in the Arctic and PRF for Inland Shipping.
Science Executive, Refinery Technology
Concawe (European Petroleum Refiners Association)
Damien Valdenaire joined Concawe in 2016 as a Science Executive for the Refining Technology at Concawe. He has been involved with Concawe since 2014 as he was at that time a TOTAL Member Company representative.
Previously, he spent his 18-year career in the refining industry within TOTAL. He held a variety of process Engineering, Planning, Economics and Managerial positions in four different sites in the TOTAL group, in Belgium, England and France, before moving to TOTAL Refining & Chemical in Brussels as Senior Refining Strategy Analyst.
In his current position, Damien has led the studies regarding the impact of Regulations on the EU refining industry (product quality, CO2 intensities of refined products, ETS, etc.) and contribute in projects such as the future of refining in a “low carbon economy”.
He is also a member representative in IPIECA Climate Change Working Group, in the ESSF (European Sustainable Shipping Forum) and IOGP CCS (International Oil and Gas Producer, working group on Carbon capture and Storage).
Damien holds a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse (France).
Projects and Policy Manager Sustainable Shipping CA/ST
The Port of Antwerp
Tim Verhoeven is the Projects and Policy manager Sustainable Shipping for the Antwerp Port Authority. His main focus lies on climate impact and air emissions of shipping.
As an environmental expert with over 15 years of experience in his field, he has built up a wide range of expertise regarding port operations, port excellence and environmental impact of shipping.
Throughout his career Tim has earned his reputation as a bright researcher with the ability to overcome the challenges of today and tomorrow.
In his current role, he is able to represent the view of the Port Of Antwerp on sustainable shipping and the port's role as a worldwide frontrunner.
Sharing knowledge and strong connections are essential to develop the Port as a home port for a sustainable future.
Shipping Strategy / ship.energy
- Maritime analyst and consultant for 23 years
- Has advised major ship owners, charterers, investors, banks, ports, insurers and regulators
- Has built several successful research and consultancy teams
- Founder and Managing Director of Shipping Strategy, a boutique maritime strategy consultancy and training business
- Regular speaker at international shipping conferences and in the wider media
- Published author of dozens of articles on shipping and Operational Research
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers