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  • BlueField
  • Rhodium Investments
Blue field

As part of our Shipping and Chartering, one of the main reasons that Rhodium is able to trade efficiently is that it provides freight services to the commodity trading teams. It is a key component of the seamless trade ecosystem and Rhodium’s BlueField is the latest entry into shipping and chartering and the desk is closely integrated with the trade system to guarantee the same.

BlueField enters shipping at a historically interesting shipping asset values. This move is a stragtegic decision to buy when Vessel prices are fair and there is no asset price bubble. As cargo owners, the availability of anchor cargo required for our initial ship purchases is also an advantage. It puts BlueField at a strategic advantange and provides our traders with a unique insight into the freight markets and stand to benefit in the process. BlueField’s core team is very experienced and many of them have a long history of successfully working together.

BlueField also has the best in class network of owners, brokers, bankers and chartering.

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Investments

As part of Rhodium’s on going strategy we have invested into own ships to enhance our physical trading activities. We plan in the future partner warehouses and storage facilities, operate truck and barge fleets, buy ships and develop associated support systems and whatever it takes - to secure the best trade flow practices and management for the future.

Our technical management teams are best in class in the business and through this expertise; we aim to get maximum performance from each vessel invested. Rhodium Investments Acquisition for 2017 plans are poised for 3 Supramax/ Kamsarmx vessels by the first half of 2017 and two more by end of 2017. Partnerships with German pre-eminent vessel owners and partners further enhance Rhodium Investment’s reputation in the shipping Market.

We are geared for this growth and we are now positioned at an advantage by entering into ship owning through this effective decision that creates automatic hedge against RR’s freight requirement. It is not speculative but more creating better opportunities for the group as such.

Ojas Doshi - Managing Director

20 years of trading and maritime industry experience with widespread work experience across Geneva, Mumbai, New York and Singapore. Masters degree (MSc) in Shipping, Trade & Finance from CASS Business School in London. He also holds a bachelors degree in Economics and International Relations from Warwick University (UK). Ojas was the Group COO and founding director of the Rhodium group and an integral player in bringing the Rhodium group to its current size and success where he oversaw all trading and shipping operations. Well travelled, to oversee operations in remote ports in various countries in Africa, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam. He also has a deep knowledge of bulk material handling systems with special focus on coal, iron ore, scrap and timber among others.

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Core Team

  • Capt. Rahul Bhardwaj - Head of Shipping Operations

    A seasoned shipping professional with over 24 years of shipping experience, of which 16 years were at sea including 3 years as a Captain.

    Since coming onshore he has led Commercial & Marine Operations in various companies for the past 8 years. Prior joining BFM, he has worked ashore for Navig8, Noble & Fleet ship management. His sailing experience was with A.P. Moller Singapore, Bergesen Dry Asia, Oslo and Barbers Ship Management sailing on cellular containers, ultra large ore carriers & very large crude oil carriers which included command experience of 9000 TEU container vessel & sailing on world’s biggest ore carriers Berge Stahl in 1997. He has operational expertise in most types of bulk cargoes including Cement, Clinker, Grain products, DRI , Pet Coke, Steel products, Logs, Coal, Iron Ore, Nickel Ore, Windmills, Seed Cakes, Gypsum, Limestone, Aggregates, Slag, Alumina, Bauxite, Salt, Sugar and Sea Sand.


  • Justin Chow - Chartering Manager

    10 years of maritime experience and runs our freight desk as Chartering Manager of Bluefield Maritime Pte Ltd.

    After completing his Masters in Maritime Studies from NTU, he worked with eminent shipping operators and owners cutting his teeth in the bulk, tanker and container sectors Justin had first joined Rhodium in 2015 before setting up his own brokerage business. He has now re-joined us for ship chartering and post fixture/operation activities. His expertise in chartering minerals as well as grains will be invaluable in ensuring Rhodium’s freight requirements are always well serviced.