Ifchor News

10 Jan 18

IFCHOR opens Dubai office

Fast growing international shipbroking company, IFCHOR has opened a new office in Dubai. The office will operate under the name IFCHOR Middle East, and its primary focus will be on regional markets, covering the dry bulk markets.

IFCHOR CEO, Manu Ravano said:

“Dubai is the hub of the expanding Middle East maritime sector and we are very excited about our first ever office in the region. IFCHOR Middle East will offer independent shipping market expertise to charterers, owners and operators in the region, backed up by our global office network. Led by Yehia Ghazzawi, and thanks to his vast expertise, the office will provide a full spectrum of services from physical freight broking to freight strategy and risk management, as well as projects consultancy. It will serve as a platform for the IFCHOR units to extend its expertise right across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area.”

Yehia Ghazzawi will manage a team of three to four brokers initially. Mr Ghazzawi comes from a shipping family and has over 15 years’ experience in the industry. He began his career as a competitive shipbroker before joining global agricultural conglomerate ETG Agro, where he was responsible for the company’s global dry bulk freight portfolio.