About the Company...
Interlink has handled many maritime commercial claims since 1994.
We are frequently asked to assist large and small companies (traders, operators and ship owners) to resolve in-house backlog of claims and disputes - such help usually lasts for several months and we only leave when the task has been completed to the clients' full satisfaction
Interlink has also conducted a considerable number of education projects covering maritime and commercial studies.
Interlink conducts lectures in shipping and law at several universities and colleges in London, Cambridge, Southampton, Newcastle, Plymouth and elsewhere within the UK.
Interlink has conducted many training courses spanning between two and five days throughout Europe, the Far East and Africa.
Interlink has arranged and undertaken many tours of ports and private wharfs, static and floating museums and several other places of commercial and maritime interest.
Interlink is able to handle documents and conversations in German and French. Interlink also has cooperation with several native speakers of most other European languages.
Please contact us for further details of our extensive experience.
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Jeffrey Blum, the company's Managing Director, has been involved in shipping and trading since 1973.
He has worked in London and abroad with shipbrokers, charterers, shipowners and ship operators, gasoil futures brokers, commodities traders and Lloyd's underwriters.
He has been a member of the Baltic Exchange since 1976 and an individual member since 1994.
In 1979 he qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and as an Honorary Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He was elevated to Fellowship in 1997 after a year's study of International Commercial Arbitration.
Jeffrey is a long-term Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association and has been an arbitrator (both sole and tribunal) since 1994
During the mid 1980's and since 1999 he is an active elected member of the London and South East Branch Committee of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, of which he was the Chairman (2005 to 2007) and the Joint Education Officer (2002 to 2015). He is currently (2015 - 2017) the Branch's Vice Chairman. He has been a member of various international committees of the ICS including Membership and UK & Ireland Zone and Controlling Council.
Jeffrey is a Member of the British Maritime Law Association and an Associate member of the Institute of Management Consultants
He has written many articles for the international shipping press, has contributed to several academic books and is currently preparing the 12th edition of a major shipping textbook.
Jeffrey is co-founder director of Maritime Education & Training Ltd, which runs the only evening classes in London for students wishing to prepare for the exams of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. See our "Links" page for direct access to further information on the METL website.