Robert Aberdour has over 35 years’ experience within the global shipping industry and has extensive knowledge of dry cargo chartering, vessels, shipping contracts and maritime practices. He has worked as a charterer, a shipowner and an owner’s and charterer’s broker. In addition to running a ship broking company, Robert co-founded a successful offshore shipping company and established and ran a ship operating business.
Robert’s areas of expertise include broking, operating, owning, ship finance, and charter party interpretation. Robert has a proven track record in many areas of shipping which involve start-ups to established shipping/trading organisations. Robert has acted as an expert in leading cases in London, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Robert currently serves on the Membership Council of the Baltic Exchange; he is also a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA); a member of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA); a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), and serves on the Council of the Baltic Exchange Expert Witness Association (BEWA).