Based in central London, Alibra Shipping Limited provides tanker and dry cargo chartering, sale & purchase and research services to an expansive portfolio of clients.

Tanker Chartering - Projects

Lately, global energy demands have undergone a significant change. The ever-increasing size of the global tanker fleet has further contributed to the already highly volatile oil market. Many clients prefer to trade in the period market rather than the volatile spot market, in order to produce steady revenue and reduce the chances of loss during the market downturn. Even with today’s upturn in freight rates, the decision of whether to capitalise in the spot market or lock into a lower period rate is always a difficult one. In this regard, our company works with clients to understand and determine the best mix for their fleets. Period fixtures, even at today’s levels, may still provide the benefits of an ongoing, steady, and known stream of income. Alibra Shipping Limited not only offers private opportunities, but experienced and informed advice – something that has become all the more valuable in these challenging times.

Dry Chartering - Projects

The continued, unexpected, steep decline of freight rates in the dry bulk sector has drawn special attention to the segment. The fear of future freight rates sliding further, accompanied by high global supply and low demand, has encouraged many clients to enter into period charter agreements in order to provide long-term, steady hire. At the same time, optimism for improvement drives others to remain in the spot trade. With up-to-the-minute market information and specialists in the dry chartering arena, Alibra Shipping Limited has the in-depth knowledge needed to assist clients in deciding which trade is best-suited to each particular vessel in the fleet, given that there are often various trading patterns and cargo restrictions to consider.

 Spot Chartering

A well-balanced portfolio of spot- and time-chartered vessels is ideal for capitalising upon dynamic market conditions. As our clientele tonnage list consists of both spot and time-chartered vessels, we are exceptionally well-placed to guide clients through the current market. Information in the marketplace is the key to taking advantage of any situation. Private and off-market information held by our brokers helps chartering managers to trade vessels effectively in the spot market. We are panel brokers for various oil majors and traders, giving us the ability to offer clients privately quoted cargoes. In addition, we work closely with renowned and prestigious ship owners. This means we’re capable of supplying superior quality tonnage, providing an optimal combination of top cargoes and vessels.

Sale and Purchase

Sale and purchase activities are based upon constant fluctuations in the new-building, second-hand, and scrap markets. All of these are driven by world economic market factors. The recent turmoil and upheaval in the global financial world has obviously had a direct and drastic effect on all aspects of the shipping industry. This is a period where caution, careful planning, and proper advice are even more critical than they were in the preceding booming years. Alibra Shipping Limited works with traditional and solid owners and operators who focus primarily on long-term outlook. By monitoring the sales and purchase market while concentrating on reliable tonnage, our company is positioned to guide and assist clients in realising their investment and divestment goals.

Research 

Based on a rich database of various statistics on fixtures, tonnage, and commodity flows, our research team regularly provides market outlook presentations and reports as well as bespoke analyses. These are occasionally compiled with dedicated market providers. Working hand-in-hand with the brokerage department, we carefully determine market dynamics and shifts in secular trends. Based on our findings, we provide clients with sensible advice as to where the best investment opportunities are to be found. What’s more, we make a point to establish the practical, commercial implications behind every numerical analysis we produce.

Risk Management Services

Alibra Shipping Limited regularly assists clients in mitigating their commercial risks by providing, among other things, time-charter valuations, cash flow statements, and freight risk management.