International bunker trading firm KPI OceanConnect on Tuesday (15 September) announced its appointment of industry expert Boris Gronenberg as Managing Director of KPI OceanConnect’s Hamburg operations.
KPI OceanConnect’s Hamburg office is located at the heart of Hamburg’s shipping community and is one of 16 in the recently merged group.
The company notes Hamburg is a key shipping hub in Europe and an important location for the company as KPI OceanConnect’s maritime heritage dates back almost 50 years and has a strong reputation for integrity and trust in the market.
“We are delighted to welcome Boris Gronenbergonboard. He’s a great match for our group, bringing with him a huge amount of experience gained through a long and reputable career in the shipping and marine fuels industry,” said Søren Høll, CEO, KPI OceanConnect.
“Boris is a well-known and trusted partner to German shipowners, operators and suppliers. He brings 25 years of expertise with him to our group and together with our considerable financial strength and global reach, we will be able to offer an unrivalled package of services to our business partners in Germany and elsewhere.”
“Joining KPI OceanConnect at this time is very exciting. The recent merger of KPI Bridge Oil and OceanConnect Marine has created one of the largest and most experienced independent marine fuels service and solutions providers in the world,” added Boris Gronenberg.
“It’s a very agile and dynamic organisation where each team member has the opportunity to play an important role in the future growth and direction of the company.
“My immediate priority as managing director is to set the right team for the Hamburg operations. In the longer term my ambition is to establish KPI OceanConnect as the preferred partner to German ship owners and provide a one-stop solution to all our business partners’ needs.”
Photo credit: KPI OceanConnect
Published: 16 September, 2020
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