WHO ARE CARISBROOKE SHIPPING?
Welcome to Carisbrooke Shipping.
Carisbrooke Shipping owns / operates a fleet of over 41 modern dry cargo and multi-purpose vessels from offices in Cowes (UK) and Zwijndrecht (Holland).
All key aspects of ship management are covered by the Carisbrooke Group, including chartering / operations, technical and safety management, crewing and financial administration.
The vessels managed are modern, with an average age of around five years and excellent safety records, and the company has developed a fleet of fuel-efficient vessels over the past few years.
The vessels trade worldwide and are operated by highly-trained, multinational crews.
The focus of our first newbuild program back in the 1990s was the European 5,000 dwt coaster market, wherein we already had a presence servicing various trades between North Europe-UK to the Mediterranean and Black Sea, and vice-versa, carrying multiple commodities, but principally grain, fertilizers, coal and steels. The vessels operating since then have shared a multi-purpose open-hatch and box-shaped hold commonality, enabling them to carry various types of cargoes, including containers, palletized cargo, forest products and project cargoes such as pipes, wind mill blades and leisure yachts.
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 13,400 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 company is proud of the level of service it provides to customers and of the standards it upholds.
From the 1’st of January 2017 Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd expanded and consolidated all of the commercial short sea bulk activities together with Nova Marine Carriers SA.
Robert Wester, COO of Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd, commented on this new coope- ration:
“This is an extremely positive development during a challenging time for the industry. We are very pleased with this further deepening of our strategic cooperation with a solid partner such as Nova Marine Carriers, in which we can leverage on the synergies between the strong short sea and dry bulk expertise of the two companies. Our aim is to be an active participant in consolidation efforts in the short sea market and to provide an improved 1st class service to our customers, and stakeholders alike.”