How to choose the right ship broker
Is a ship broker really that important? It could be argued that one could sell a seagoing vessel to the highest bidder without any external parties involved, saving money as an added bonus.
However, this may not always be the most rewarding action to take. How do you know that you have indeed the highest bidder in front of you? But even more importantly: how do you know you reached a good deal in every way imaginable? Surely, both seller and buyer do not want hidden surprises, originating, perhaps, from some technical issues relating to the vessel.
A ship broker might a the right external party to accompany any deal where ships change hands. It has to be said that ship brokers come in many shapes and sizes. You could choose a ship broker concentrating on bulk vessels, but your ship broker could also be specialized in, for example, dry cargo and/or MPP.
One such ship broker that views specialization in a niche market as a plus, is ARAS Shipbrokers from Rotterdam. ARAS concentrates on dry cargo and MPP up to 40.000 ton dwt, albeit that tankers and offshore are also considered specific niche markets.
ARAS is run by ex seafarers, implying that their knowledge is not only financial, but also technical and practical. This holistic view should lead to the most appropiate deal, also, indeed, in financial terms.
- S&P brokerage in multiple niche markets
- Specialist ship evaluation service
- Marine consultancy and market information