Maritime Arbitrator, Mediator and Chartered Shipbroker
Ben Goss is an international maritime arbitrator and CEDR-accredited, IMI-qualified mediator with a commercial background in shipping. Ben has accepted over 150 arbitration appointments since 2018 and has written over 50 awards. Ben became a full member of the LMAA in 2022 and was elected to the LMAA Committee in 2023.
A Chartered Shipbroker, Ben has over 25 years of experience in chartering bulk carriers, tankers and offshore support vessels; the carriage of goods; the sale & purchase of second-hand vessels; the contracting of newbuilds; ship finance and leasing.
With a BA (Hons) in Business & Law, Ben is educated in all aspects of English law, including contract law and the sale of goods. Instead of Law School, Ben opted for a career in the commercial world of international shipping and spent 22 years from 1997 to 2019 as a shipbroker with AP Moller-Maersk and Maersk Broker in the UK, USA, Greece and Denmark.
From 2009 to 2013, Ben was Director of Tankers / Newbuildings / Sale & Purchase at Maersk Broker K/S, Denmark, and from 2013 to 2019, Managing Director of Maersk Broker UK. From 2019 to 2021, Ben provided consultancy services to RMK Maritime, a company that provides capital raising and financial advisory services exclusively to the maritime industry.
Ben is now Managing Director of Goss Maritime Ltd, further details of which are available here.