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“SPI Marine Strengthens Business Development & Intelligence Team.”

[17 May 2021] … SPI Marine, the most experienced shipping services provider in the specialised sector, is pleased to announce that with immediate effect, Alastair Whiteford has been appointed as Head of Business Development & Intelligence, Europe.


In this new position, Alastair will play a key role in enhancing the Group’s service offer both in Europe and globally, through several new business development and data-led initiatives.

“We are very pleased to welcome Alastair to the SPI Team, as we continue to implement our growth strategy both in Europe and beyond,” said Mark Roberts, Group COO of SPI Marine.  “Alastair is well-known for his vast experience, deep industry knowledge, and connections in the chemical tanker sector. Alastair’s ability to think creatively and challenge the status quo will be a great asset for SPI Marine and its partners.”

“Moreover, Alastair is the ideal candidate to drive the company’s data and commercialisation of data initiatives in Europe, and his appointment dovetails well with the recent opening of our Swiss office,” added Graeme Harness, Managing Director of SPI Marine in the UK.

Commenting on the new role, Alastair Whiteford said, “I’m looking forward to the opportunity of working with my new colleagues at SPI Marine. It’s an exciting prospect to be part of their business development focusing on existing and potential new customers and advancing their strategically key digital and data projects.

Alastair will be based out of the UK office and his contact details are as follows;

Mobile: +44 7435 813 769 | Email: [email protected]

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About SPI Marine

SPI Marine is the most experienced shipping services provider in the specialised supply chain, with over 1,700 years of combined knowledge from their dedicated team of industry experts. SPI Marine handles a multimillion-ton cargo portfolio annually, ranging from simpler grades of biofuels through to highly complex chemical derivatives, and from a 20ft isotank container through to a deep-sea sophisticated chemical tanker. With a growing global office network and a progressive Group strategy with data truly at its heart, SPI Marine is a leader across shipbroking, logistics, agency, digital solutions, and consultancy. For more information please visit spimarine.com.