The company, through its predecessor, was established by Mr Kristian Gerhard Jebsen and has been in operation since 1968.
Gearbulk operates the world`s largest fleet of open hatch gantry and semi-open jib craned vessels, purpose-built to carry forest products, non-ferrous metals, steel and other unitised breakbulk cargoes.
Such commodities have rigorous care requirements with respect to handling, stowage and ventilation. Control of conditions in the hold, plus daily inspection are critical. All the essential equipment and monitoring regimes are standard on these specialised Gearbulk vessels.
The Gearbulk fleet is primarily operated under contracts of affreightment. Gearbulk specialise in offering tailor-made transportation packages and also works with long term partners.
Interchangeability across the whole fleet offers customers valuable advantages with flexibility in logistics, routes and timing. This is reinforced by Gearbulk`s worldwide involvement in shore-based and floating terminal operations.
Gearbulk also operate a number of handymax and bulk carriers for the transportation of conventional bulk cargoes.
Our global network of regional and local offices are staffed with experienced senior management specialists who, together with other dedicated personnel are able to respond promptly to our customers requirements.
Diligent shore management monitors and directs the entire transportation process, providing on-the-spot follow-up through the global network of offices and agents. At the same time, highly professional sea staff work closely with shippers and receivers to provide the world-class service Gearbulk customers have come to expect.
Gearbulk Holding Limited is registered in Bermuda and is the parent company of the Gearbulk group.
Gearbulk (UK) Limited, a company registered in England (No. 2652901), is the UK agent of Gearbulk Management Limited, Bermuda as Manager of Gearbulk Pool Limited, and provides support services to the Gearbulk group.
Gearbulk Norway AS is registered in Norway and is responsible for the technical management of the Gearbulk fleet.