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Vertom Agencies Group B.V., Cory Brothers Shipping Agency Ltd, and Silver Star Agencies are proud to announce they have formed a joint entity “VertomCory”.

This new development comes after nearly a decade of successful cooperation between the companies. The Vertom Group, Cory and Silver Star have all built strong brands, with professional and personal dedication to their customers, and are industry-leading in their own territories.

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.

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

Having enjoyed years of successful partnership, this formal alignment of these successful and likeminded brands is another benefit to all customers and stakeholders. The combined services, skills and forward thinking provide a platform for further growth and development in all locations.

Meet the Executive Team

Peter Wilson

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VertomCory /
Group Managing Director,
Cory Brothers Shipping Agency Ltd

Maurice Lelieveld

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

Graham Wastell

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), VertomCory /
Managing Director, 
Silver Star Agencies B.V.

David Noble

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), VertomCory /
Finance Director, 
Cory Brothers Shipping Agency Ltd

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