Birkeland Resigns at G2 Ocean

CCO Arthur English Named CEO

Rune Birkeland has resigned as CEO of shipping alliance G2 Ocean, effectve Jan. 1, 2020.

Birkeland has led G2 since its inception, and will be replaced by current Chief Commercial Officer Arthur English. During his tenure, Birkeland has been central in building a five-year strategy to enhance customer service, improve environmental and innovation performance and secure the right skillset for the future. 

“I look back at the last three years with great satisfaction – it has been an incredible journey and a privilege to lead this business. I want to thank every single employee at G2 Ocean for helping to make it all possible,” Birkeland said.

G2 Ocean was launched at Breakbulk Europe in 2017 as an alliance between cargo shipping firms Gearbulk and Grieg Star. It operates 15 offices on six continents and controls about 130 vessels.