History of ARAS Shipbrokers BV



ARAS is a renowned Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region shipbroker with over 20 years’ broking experience in niche markets. The company was established in 1994, under the name Amels Shipbrokers and became ARAS Shipbrokers following a buyout in 2008.

Our main focus is ship brokerage of small/midsize sea-going general cargo and multipurpose ships up to 40,000 DWT, both secondhand and new buildings.

Having developed excellent contacts within ship owners’ and brokers communities over many years, we are now an established name in both local and international shipping markets.

We also have clients in dry cargo, heavylift and tanker segments.

Our brokers have sea-going backgrounds with in-depth expertise on both technical and commercial matters, and who stay with the client all the way: from the first point of contact, through negotiations, to the vessel delivery and beyond.



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