Seaber, the Finnish maritime technology company, is proud to announce the appointment of a new special advisor, Willem Dijkhuis. Willem has served as chartering & freight trading lead at Cargill, an agribusiness company based in the United States and one of the country’s biggest private companies. He is an experienced shipping professional who enjoys working in dynamic markets with constantly changing variables and is driven by the opportunities brought on by the decarbonization journey.
Willem has almost two decades of experience in the maritime industry including nearly 14 years in chartering and trading at Cargill where his responsibilities included amongst other things risk management, commercial time charter fleet optimization and decarbonization projects. Prior to Cargill, he spent 5 years at MOL Europe BV handling the Asia-Europe trade. He was in charge of business development for the Asia-Europe trade. Furthermore, he has experience in building a dynamic optimization model in the shipping industry.
Willem said on joining the team: “I firmly believe that Seaber will change how optimization algorithms are utilized in chartering and pre-fixture. The product is amazing and already now makes a big difference. With current and upcoming regulations, many shipping companies and cargo owners will benefit from Seaber’s ability to optimize fleet utilization enabling operators to make the best chartering and scheduling decisions. I look forward to working with the incredibly talented and professional team.”
Seaber’s CEO and co-founder, Sebastian Sjöberg commented on Willem joining: “We are excited to work with Willem during an important time in Seaber’s evolution. He has an extensive background in trading, chartering and optimization that perfectly aligns with what Seaber does. He is a seasoned professional in the maritime industry who will help us with our vision of digitally transforming the bulk shipping industry.”
Seaber warmly welcomes Willem to its Advisory Board as part-time special advisor.