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Ian Shirreff

Zodiac Asia

Ian has been working in the shipping market for the past 40 years having started his career in the tanker business with P&O (The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co.) based in London. He then spent 8 years in New York working in the dry bulk market, followed by 3 years working in Spain as a competitive shipbroker, still within the P&O Group. He returned to his native London in 1987 as Chartering Director of P&O Bulk Carriers, which subsequently established a Joint Venture Co. with Shougang in Hong Kong, called Associated Bulk Carriers. In 2001 P&O sold the entire fleet of 22 capesize bulk carriers to Zodiac Maritime in London. Ian is currently CEO of Zodiac Maritime, Asia and has been living in China for the last 9 years. 

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