Shipbroker Clarksons has implemented a new leadership structure for its dry cargo division to drive growth.

The London-listed shop said the management of the world’s biggest bulker broking team will be a collaboration across the panamax, handymax and capesize desks.

Richard Haines, managing director of panamaxes, handymax boss Guy Bartleet and capesize chief Tim Francis are running the division.

This is a reorganisation of the operation following the retirement of dry cargo head Mark Goodall last year, the company told TradeWinds.

The trio has more than 70 years of shipping experience among them.

Collectively, Clarksons said they will “bring even greater focus on reaching strategic goals”.

The broker added that dry cargo shipbroking has been a core part of its business since the company was founded in 1852.

It now stands as the world’s biggest dry player, with 173 brokers across 14 global locations.

The three bosses will continue to drive the division forward, collaborating with regional teams and experts to grow existing client relationships and harness new opportunities, the company said.

“The division prides itself on its unrivalled depth of knowledge and the ability to guide clients through complex and multi-cycle markets,” Clarksons added. “The shared leadership will further strengthen this offering to the benefit of the client base.”

Panamax supremo Haines has more than 20 years of broking experience.

Proud leaders

He said: “I’m proud to be leading a global team of experienced brokers, and leveraging the insights provided by our analysts and research teams who work around the clock to ensure we can deliver next-level insights to inform our clients’ shipping decisions.”

Handymax managing director Bartleet joined Clarksons at 21 as a trainee broker, where he worked closely with the previous leadership team.

The company said he has built a wealth of experience and brings lots of energy and ambition to his new appointment over the past decade.

I am thrilled to be working with the team and look forward to taking the desk to new heights in the years to come

— Tim Francis, capesize chief

Bartleet said: “I am honoured to work with such a strong team of brokers. My focus is to ensure that as a global team, we remain aligned on our culture of delivering a trusted high level of service to all our clients.”

Capesize boss Francis is another executive with a track record going back more than 20 years.

He said: “I am driven by building strong relationships with clients.”

“Through our commitment to providing bespoke and timely market intelligence, we can continue to deliver further value. I am thrilled to be working with the team and look forward to taking the desk to new heights in the years to come.”