To charter a ship we need the following information:

  1. Name of cargo and its specific loading volume (SF)
  2. Port of loading
  3. Port of discharge
  4. Date of cargo readiness for loading
  5. Loading rates (XXXX tons per day)
  6. Discharge rates (XXXX tons per day)
  7. Maximum age of the vessel (if there is a similar restriction in the sales contract)
  8. Limitations on the flag and register of shipping (if there are similar restrictions in the sales contract)
  9. All company data of the cargo forwarder in the port of loading
  10. Full information about the customer of the carriage (charterers), including the bank and the jurisdiction where the bank operates. Shipowners do not like working with offshore companies without a solid track record. It always alarmist them, which can lead to lack of cooperation.

 

  • For  high-quality chartering of vessels with a carrying capacity of up to 10,000  tons, we need to have 5-7 working days. Unfortunately customers often come to us with a request to find a ship “for yesterday”. In this case, you need to be prepared for the fact that the shipowners will ask for much higher rates.
  • For high-quality chartering of vessels from 10,000 to 20,000 tons and above, it is desirable to have 7-10 working days. This will allow us to open a tender for transportation, collect all offers from shipowners and choose the most attractive for our client.
  • The size of the freight, or rather the idea of freight by the shipowners (freight idea) before the start of the official search for the ship to transport cargo, can be called in an approximate order. Shipowners dislike when they are asked meaningless questions.
  • As a rule,  in  this  case,  they  give  an inaccurate figure in the direction of overestimation.  Therefore,  we  always  require  our customers to understand that we will give them an accurate estimation of the level of freight. From our point of view that reflects the real situation on the freight market.
  • Very often we have a situation where three shipowners can give different rates for shipping goods along the same route. Therefore, it is necessary to have enough time to work out the best option.
  • We NEVER INCREASE the freight rate. We work for our the customer and aim to get the lowest possible rate. We are not intermediaries. We protect the interests of our client exclusively.
  • If our client does not have experience in concluding a contract for shipping in English, we will be happy to help coordinate all the conditions of the charter party and prepare the contract for signing.
  • We charter vessels for transporting all types of bulk and general cargo.
  • We do not handle containerized cargo.
  • We draw the attention of our clients to the fact that under the terms of the charter party (the contract of carriage by sea, which is signed between the client (charterer) and the carrier (shipowner), payment for the carriage of cargo must be made within 3-5 days after  the  end  of loading and the ship’s master’s signature of the cargo bills of lading. No deferment of payment and bank guarantees are accepted by shipowners. Title to the goods remains with the owner. That is why we always recommend our customers to have "cash" to pay for shipping to the account owner.