Union Maritime Ltd is at the forefront of the maritime industry, offering our customers cutting-edge transportation and logistics solutions. We constantly push the boundaries of what is possible, leveraging the latest technologies and industry best practices to deliver unparalleled efficiency and reliability. Whether it's our innovative approach to cargo handling or our use of data analytics to optimise routes and logistics, we are dedicated to staying ahead of the curve. At Union Maritime Ltd, we don't just meet the needs of our customers; we anticipate them. Join us on the cutting edge of maritime innovation and experience the Union Maritime difference.


UML provides fully integrated logistics services for clients focused on Commercial Management, Technical Management, Marine Services, and Technology.
Union Maritime is dedicated to delivering focused and comprehensive coverage to our clients. Our obligation as a service provider is to provide solutions and ensure rapid response to their needs. We take that obligation very seriously.

Our commercial teams have extensive ship operation backgrounds and are available 24 hours daily to ensure we deliver cargo safely and effectively.


Union Commercial Services (UCS) has taken the lead in managing both our owned fleet and assets owned by third parties. This consolidation of commercial management under UCS allows for streamlined and efficient operation of all assets.

Union Commercial Services (UCS) has been in operation since 2016. Our UCS division offers its clients a wide range of services, including managing a diverse fleet, chartering with expertise in both international and West African markets supported by an experienced operations team. UCS has a proven track record of delivering high-quality service and exceptional results to its global clientele.


Effective technical management is at the core of our business model. High-quality, cost-effective services are essential for success in this industry. To this end, we have carefully chosen a select group of third-party managers who are overseen by our skilled in-house technical team. This approach allows us to take advantage of the expertise and global reach of the industry's leading managers while maintaining centralised oversight and control over governance and strategy. Furthermore, we have created two specialised technical management companies within our organisation dedicated to managing a significant portion of our fleet. This ensures that our vessels are operated to the highest standards and with a focus on cost efficiency.

Virono Union Maritime is a strategic partnership between Union Maritime and the founders of Cass Technava & Technava. Technava, established in 1968, is a renowned global leader in providing equipment, installation, and maintenance services for all types of ships. Cass Technava is a Greek-Asian ship brokering venture specialising in new builds, sale & purchase, drydocks, conversions, and period chartering.

Virono Union Maritime are committed to creating an industry-leading technical management solution by utilising its combined expertise and resources. This collaboration will allow the venture to offer comprehensive and innovative technical management services tailored to meet its client's needs.

The Atlantas Group was founded to enhance safety and quality standards across our West African fleet by utilising Union Maritime's extensive infrastructure and resources. This infrastructure was previously not accessible to third-party managers. 

Atlantas Group offers a comprehensive range of services and support to our clients operating in the West African region. This includes expert technical management, maintenance and repair services, compliance, and safety support. By leveraging our in-depth knowledge of the local market and our established network of partnerships, we aim to set new standards in the industry for safety, quality, and efficiency.


Unlocking the full potential of the maritime industry, one partnership at a time. We offer a wide range of specialised maritime services through our strategic partnerships with industry leaders, providing our clients with the highest expertise and support.

With over 40 years of presence in West Africa, we understand the value of having a large local team to support operations. We can pass this benefit on to our clients through Top Marine Services, who are exclusive agents to UML. TMS provides wide-ranging on-the-ground support to our fleet and a local presence that safeguards our clients' interests.


At Union Maritime, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of continuous improvement. This foundation forms the backbone of our operations and business activities. Prioritising the health, safety, and security of our employees, stakeholders, and the environment we operate is of utmost importance to us. We recognise that investing in employee development, data, and technology will enhance our risk management capabilities.

To support this culture of excellence, Union Maritime has established an assurance, technical, and data services division that ensures that our businesses comply with all applicable HSEQ regulations and industry standards. The assurance function also acts as an independent auditor. It is responsible for implementing a rigorous vessel inspection program to improve Union Maritime's assets' safety and operational standards.


Laurent Cadji Managing Director

Laurent Cadji founded Union Maritime in 2006 with the aim of building the leading oil product logistics platform in West Africa. Laurent started his career working for Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley, where he worked in the Commodities unit trading oil.


Lewis CadjiChairman

Lewis Cadji began his trading career in 1966 developing fertiliser exports from Israel and East Europe to East Africa and Nigeria. He notably setup and led the fertiliser division for Marc Rich group. Today Lewis is the Chairman of Union Maritime Limited and leads the group’s bulk commodities arm.


Michael KotsapasChief Financial Officer

Michael Kotsapas is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He was previously a shipping partner at Moore Stephens. Michael heads up Union’s finance division with responsibility for all financial matters.


Bhuvnesh Dogra Head of Technical

Bhuvnesh Kumar Dogra joined Union Maritime in 2012 as Head of Technical and has over 25 years of experience in the shipping industry. Before joining Union Maritime, he worked at a number of leading ship management companies globally, including Anglo Eastern, Wallem & Univan.


Rony Valeny Head of Marine Services

A chartered accountant by background, working across sectors, with over ten years experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions with PwC, primarily for private equity clients, Rony also spent over five years as a CEO of businesses in the UK and abroad in ‘turnaround’ roles. He joined Union Maritime in 2018 and headed Marine Services.


Matthew Enston Chief Operating Officer

Matthew started his career in a City law firm and has worked for more than two decades in shipping and commodities, including for a major trading house, investment bank, and oil major. He manages Union Maritime's Legal, Insurance, and HR functions, as well as wider corporate operations.


Graham Cullinane Chief Information Officer

Graham Cullinane joined Union Maritime at the beginning of 2021 and is the Chief Information Officer. Previously he worked in the Finance Sector, cooperating with leading institutions focusing on Investment Management Systems, IT Strategy, Projects, Development, and Continuity.


Edward Evison Head of Commercial Operations

Edward joined the group in 2013. He now heads the Commercial Operations team globally, overseeing core day-to-day shipping operations, as well as fleet performance and optimisation.