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Gearbulk Holding Limited
Industry Ship transport
Founded 1968[1]
Headquarters Hamilton, Bermuda[2]
Key people
Kristian Gerhard Jebsen [1]
Number of employees

600 office staff worldwide[1]

3000 operational and seafaring staff[1]

Gearbulk Holding Limited is an international shipping company headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.[1] The company operates the world's largest fleet of open hatch gantry and semi-open jib craned vessels.[1] These vessels specialise in carrying unitised breakbulk cargoes like forest products, non-ferrous metals, and steel.[1] The company also has a revenue stream in terminal operations.[1]

Gearbulk was founded by Kristian Gerhard Jebsen of Bergen, Norway in 1968,[1][3] and took over the Dublin Shipping company in 1998.[4]


As of October 2014, the Gearbulk fleet consists of 64 vessels, most of which are "open hatch gantry craned (OHGC)" vessels.[1] Standardising on this design makes the vessels interchangeable, and offers operational flexibility.[1]

Gearbulk also operates open hatch jib craned (Fleximax) vessels and several bulk carriers for general bulk cargoes.[1]

Early 2015 Gearbulk lost the MS Bulk Jupiter when it sank off the coast of Vietnam.[5]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Gearbulk (2008). "About Us". Gearbulk Holding Limited. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  2. Gearbulk (2008). "Offices". Gearbulk Holding Limited. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  3. Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi AS (KGJS) (2008). "About Us". KGJS Web site. KGJS. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  4. Humphries, George. "Seafaring Memories of Dublin Shipping". Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  5. "Anthony Poole,". Retrieved 2 September 2015. 

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