We are a privately owned shipping company based in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight (the heart and soul of UK sailing), and located approximately 10 miles south of Southampton, 20 minutes door-to-door by regularly served fast catamarans. From its relatively modest origins in the 1960s, the company has evolved into a worldwide shipping operation, trading barges and small coasters and supplying general cargo to the Isle of Wight
WE CAN DELIVER
In order to meet both customer demand and new developing trades, we upgraded our initial 5,000 dwt new-building program into a deep-sea trans-oceanic version, increasing the sizes to 10,500 dwt and 20,000 dwt and fitting them with heavy-duty self-sustained cranes and tweendecks. The success of this new program helped us in tailoring future new designs of geared 8,000 dwt bulkers, 12,400 dwt MPP-Tween and grab-fitted 13,400 dwt bulkcarriers, which are now the backbone of our deep-sea trade.
The Carisbrooke Shipping Fleet comprises 53 ships in commission ranging from 5,000 DWT to 19,500 DWT.
Today, our cargo, and customer book, is extremely diverse and it is fair to say that we are in a position to carry virtually any bulk cargo in the market, including those of a hazardous nature.
Carisbrooke’s shipping heritage stems back to the various dry bulk coastal trades around Northern Europe. This still forms a major part of our customer focus today.
In addition to our traditional European short-sea trading, Carisbrooke Shipping operates, worldwide, a highly flexible and efficient Multipurpose Fleet, in the range of 8500-19,000 dwt.
CHARTERING AND MANAGEMENT
Maintaining modern, quality and homogeneous tonnage, be it on the Short-Sea segment (5-8,000 dwt) or in the Deep-Sea (8,500-20,000 dwt), allows us to offer a high degree of flexibility, outstanding performance and competitive pricing.
Professional, motivated and highly-trained crew are “fundamental” to safe, efficient shipboard operations in today’s competitive market.