A group of experienced shipbrokers based around the North Sea have merged together in a joint operation spanning Haugesund, Esbjerg, Hamburg and Aberdeen.
‘After 18 months of cooperation between the offices in Haugesund and Esbjerg and then also gradually incorporating offices in both Hamburg and Aberdeen, we are now pleased to announce that all four offices are being rebranded to Hagland Shipbrokers,’ said CEO Anders Helsinghoff Fjord at the combined group’s Esbjerg office.
‘All the offices in the group will share the same visual identity, e-mail and web page. Hagland Shipbrokers will consist of 27 brokers in total where 17 are working in offshore & renewables, and with ten specialist brokers working within sale and purchase, short sea tank and bulk, fishing and aquaculture. Hagland Shipbrokers is now one of the largest and most experienced offshore shipbroking companies world-wide.’
He commented that with a particularly strong presence on the North-West European market, the company is involved in spot and term contracts across all vessel sectors.
‘Sale and purchase as well as newbuildings are part of our core services, and we have specialist brokers represented at all offices and across the market taking pride in bridging buyers and sellers. Our brokers regularly perform vessel valuations for owners and financial institutions.’
The tanker department in Haugesund focusses on chemical tankers, product and LNG carriers up to handysize, and are involved in project development, newbuilding contracts, and chartering (spot/COA), while the Esbjerg branch has a strong track record in sales and purchases of fishing vessels as well as fishing tonnage and quotas. ‘Also our Haugesund office have in recent years been increasingly involved in sale and purchase and newbuilding projects aimed at the fishing/aquaculture industry,’ Anders Fjord said, commenting that they have recently relocated in Aberdeen Union Point in Blaikies Quay, while the Hamburg branch has moved to new facilities in the HafenCity district in Hamburg.