'Shipsforsale', is that simply supply and demand?
'Shipsforsale': is that a new term for bringing together sellers and buyers for both used ships and new ones?
'Shipsforsale' is more than that. In fact, it is a philosophy to broaden to outlook on any transaction where a vessel changes hands. Not only agreement on a price should be important, the expertise about the technical state should be high on the list as well, as should be practical matters that relate to the required paperwork.
'Shipsforsale' might sound new for both buyers and sellers. However, there is already a particular group of shipbrokers that operates within this philosophy. Not that they are part of some official association or that they carry a common brandname. No, these shipbrokers individually broadened their take on shipbrokerage long before the term 'Shipsforsale' was invented.
One of these shipbrokers is ARAS Shipbrokers from Rotterdam. 'Shipsforsale' has no particular added meaning for this company run by ex seafarers. If anything, for this company 'Shipsforsale' does not only mean a broadened take on shipbrokerage, but also a focus on niche markets and long term relationships.
When focusing on both, according to the leadership of ARAS, one does not need a fancy term like 'Shipsforsale'. One automatically comes to a point where one offers both seller and buyer the best of service. Only the niches may differ for individual shipbrokers. For ARAS these are: dry cargo, MPP, tankers and offshore. For ARAS it is true that, as the term 'Shipsforsale' suggests, both secondhand and new are implied.
- S&P brokerage in multiple niche markets
- Specialist ship evaluation service
- Marine consultancy and market information