WaterFront Delivers
Tailored Solutions to:
  • Charterers
  • Ship Owners & Operators
  • Ship Managers
  • Save Time
  • Save Money
  • Reduce Risk
WaterFront at a Glance

We are your eyes and ears on the ground in local ports around the world. We have the specific local knowledge, expertise and local relationships to expedite and optimize the movement of your cargo, vessels and crew. Through our Global Hub structure, we are able to ensure your service is customised to your specific needs and requirements so that you receive a consistent service irrespective of the port or country. Discover unprecedented time and cost savings.
Discover unprecedented time and cost savings.

Global Coverage

483 Offices in 93 Countries

Shareholders
WaterFront was established by two leading regional shipping agency companies, Sharaf Shipping and Ben Line Agencies, so as to offer the market a unique proposition that combines the depth you would expect from a traditional regional agency with the breadth you would expect from a global agency. WaterFront has been built on a solid foundation of our shareholders’ combined local expertise, financial strength and pedigree.

Why WaterFront: Best of Both Worlds

Global Solutions for Charterers, Ship Owners & Operators, and Ship Managers.

Global Agencies

  • Global coverage
  • Single point of contact
  • Systems / hub structures / coordination
  • Higher % use of sub-agents
  • Breadth of service offering is narrower than regional agents
  • Global nature at the expense of local relationships and market knowledge
  • Global Coverage
  • Systems / Hub Structures / Coordination
  • Compliance Policy & Execution – Globally
  • Single Point of Contact
  • Much Lower Dependency on Sub-Agents
  • A Broader Scope of Service in Individual Countries
  • Comprehensive Port Coverage of the Regional Agents

Regional Agencies

  • A more comprehensive local office network in each country
  • A broader scope of services in individual countries
  • The solid standing, history and personal relationships at a local country and port level
  • Often cannot offer services at both load and discharge ends
  • Cannot offer single point of contact

Directors

Mr. Duncan Ramsay

Chairman

Mr. Duncan Ramsay is Chairman of WaterFront Maritime Services and a director and shareholder of Ben Line Agencies Ltd, a joint shareholder of WaterFront.

Mr. Terry Gidlow

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Terry Gidlow is responsible to the WaterFront board and shareholders for development and execution of the WaterFront vision, mission and strategy.

Mr. Salah Sharaf

Director

Mr. Salah Sharaf is a Director of WaterFront and an Executive Director of the Sharaf Group, a joint shareholder in WaterFront Maritime Services and one of the largest and most diverse business conglomerates in the Middle East.

Mr. Kapil Celly

Director

Mr. Kapil Celly is a Director of WaterFront and an Executive Director of the Sharaf Group, a joint shareholder in WaterFront Maritime Services and one of the largest and most diverse business conglomerates in the Middle East, comprising more than 60 operating companies across six business segments.

Mr. Kristian Vandermeer

Director

Mr. Kristian Vandermeer is a Director of WaterFront Maritime Services and Group Managing Director of Ben Line Agencies, a joint shareholder in WaterFront Maritime Services. Mr. Vandermeer brings a wealth of experience to the shipping industry and regional expertise across the Asia Pacific to his role as a Director of WaterFront.

Management

Terry Gidlow

Chief Executive Officer

Ken Scheepers

Operations Director

Deepak Agarwal

Finance Manager

Venkata Subramaniam

Operations Manager

Daniel van Bilderbeek

Marketing Manager

Tiffany Kramers

Business Dev. Manager

South East Asia

Sandeep Pande

Business Dev. Manager

Middle East, India & Africa

Jennifer Cubas

Business Dev. Manager

Americas

Summy Ma

Business Dev. Manager

Far East Asia

Tormod Ognedal

Business Dev. Manager

Europe

Your Cargo

You face a host of different logistical hurdles in getting your cargo from the point of origin through roads, railways, pipelines or barges into storage facilities in ports, onto vessels and out of the ports, and then a reverse process in the discharge port. With local expertise at both load and discharge ends, WaterFront simplifies the supply chain locally and gives you full visibility and transparency via a single point of contact, globally.

At WaterFront, we place an emphasis on understanding your specific needs and requirements in the context of the local challenges at both load and discharge ends to create bespoke solutions that deliver quantifiable value to you.

Dry Cargo

  • Coal
  • Grain
  • Iron Ore
  • Fertilizers
  • Cement
  • Petcoke
  • Break Bulk
  • Minor Bulks

Bulk Liquids

  • Crude
  • Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Veg. Oils
  • Refined Products

Your Business

Your Preferred Global Port Agency: Specialised in Dry & Liquid Market Sectors

We create tangible value for you

Producers, Traders & Oil Majors

We increase your margin per
metric ton or unit of volume

Receivers

We reduce your cost per
metric ton or unit of volume

Ship Owners & Operators

We increase your margin
per day or metric ton

Ship Managers

We reduce your daily
Operating Cost

We create value by

Simplifying Supply Chains

Building Partnership Relationships

Providing Market Intelligence

Removing Inefficiencies

Ensuring Compliance

Mitigating Risk

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