NAODAN CHARTERING INC.
NAODAN Chartering Inc. is an independent dry-cargo ship brokerage company located on beautiful Mercer Island about 10 minutes east of Seattle, Washington U.S.A. Established in June of 1992, NAODAN has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to the timber industry facilitating worldwide ocean transportation. Our staff can assist in all aspects of your ocean transportation needs, from the initial charter negotiations to final resolution of voyage accounts.
With a focus on relationships, our brokerage service also includes vessel period time charter and voyage charter of all dry bulk commodities. You can trust NAODAN’s knowledgeable staff to provide a high level of service and attention to detail.
Meet Our Team
Dan began his education in shipping at SUNY Maritime College, graduating in 1981 with a U.S. unlimited 3rd officers license and a B.S. degree in Marine Transportation Management. After graduation Dan was employed at the Manhattan offices of Sanko Steamship Company of Japan. Having spent several years working in operations and chartering in Tokyo and Vancouver B.C., Dan joined a brokerage company in 1986 and founded NAODAN Chartering in 1992.
Ben graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Business Administration, and joined NAODAN Chartering in September of 2006. He currently manages day to day operations and accounts for both New Zealand and North American customers.
Erin joined NAODAN in November of 2015 as Office/Documentation Administrator. She has served as artistic administrator for various musical endeavors with individuals and non-profits, in addition to paving a career as a performer and coach.
Serena graduated in 2014 from University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and joined NAODAN in January of 2018 as an Operation’s Associate. Previously Serena worked as the Logistics Coordinator at Silvan Forest LLC in Bellevue, Washington. Serena enjoys food photography and has a personal foodie Instagram account and Blog.
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Nathan graduated from the California Maritime Academy in 2017 with a BS in International Business and Logistics. In addition to Cal Maritime, Nathan also spent a year studying at Germany's premier business school, Universität Mannheim, ranked 14th in the world by the Financial Times. Nathan's experience includes Assistant Underwriter at Starr Companies, Ship Chandler at Wrist Ship Supply, and Freight Broker with Jefferson Transport. Nathan enjoys traveling by train, surfing, swimming, and all things on the water.
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