WHO ARE CARISBROOKE SHIPPING?

Welcome to Carisbrooke Shipping.

Carisbrooke Shipping owns / operates a fleet of over 51 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.

Whilst our headquarters are located in Cowes, we also have a network of supporting technical and commercial offices located in:

  • Zwijndrecht (Soetermeer Fekkes -commercial management up to 7000 DWT and cargo brokerage)
  • Bremen (Carisbrooke Germany GmbH- which specializes in project/breakbulk cargoes)
  • North America (Salient Maritime – exclusive broker for ‘bulk’ cargoes in North America)

In addition to vessel ownership, commercial management and the provision of technical ship management services, we also perform shipbroking, agency activities and newbuild supervision.”

Robert Wester, Chief Operating Officer

MANAGEMENT GROUP AT UK OFFICES