Seaber appoints Willem Dijkhuis as special advisor


Finnish maritime software company Seaber announces the appointment of a new special advisor, Willem Dijkhuis, who has almost two decades of experience in the maritime industry including nearly 14 years in chartering and trading at Cargill .

His responsibilities at Cargill included amongst other things risk management, commercial time charter fleet optimisation and decarbonisation projects. Before that he spent five years at MOL Europe BV, where he was in charge of business development for the Asia-Europe trade. Furthermore, he has experience in building a dynamic optimisation model sin 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 optimise fleet utilisation 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 optimisation 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.”