About Us

As established maritime service leaders, Vertom, Cory Brothers and Silver Star have always provided reliability, innovation and tailored personal service. 

Vertom was established in 1974 (in Rotterdam) and has seen constant growth ever since. In the 1980s, the company expanded into in Belgium and started the liner service to the Caribbean. In the 1990s Vertom opened offices in the UK and in 2010 merged with Unity Beheer (UCS) B.V. Today, Vertom is still an independent company with family heritage. The name Vertom originates from our first vessel: the MV Vera Tomson.

Cory Brothers was established in 1842. As a successful international maritime services leader, displaying constant innovation and adaptability, the respected business has provided continued success for its customers and stakeholders. With unrivalled longevity in its multi service provision and always future facing, Cory Brothers is today stronger than ever.

Silver Star Agencies is a rapidly-growing ships agency for tramp, liner and cruise services. The company has offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Riga, Ventspils and Vyborg (covering Primorsk). With over 30-years of combined experience, SSA is an established shipping agency.

Sharing complementary cultures and values, this alignment creates a broader platform with USA, Singapore and pan-European coverage, allowing stronger organic & acquisitive growth. Fundamental to its success is the shared commitment to delivering excellent customer service, digital technology, structured compliance, and a healthy and safe working environment.

Meet the Executive Team


Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VertomCory /
Group Managing Director,
Cory Brothers Limited


Chief Operations Officer (COO), VertomCory /
Group Managing Director,
Vertom Agencies B.V.


Chief Financial Officer (CFO), VertomCory /
Finance Director, 
Cory Brothers Limited



Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary
Cory Brothers Limited / VertomCory

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