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  • n. The work of a shipbroker, negotiating between shipowners and people wanting to charter shipping.


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  • A big factor depressing rates is the delivery of vessels ordered when the global economy was booming in the early-to-mid-2000s and credit was freely flowing, said Mark Williams , research manager at global shipbroking firm Braemar Seascope.

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  • Over the next two decades the shipbroking firm of Aadnesen & Dahl, which supplied the ships that arrived in the docks with fuel and a host of other items, would expand from its small room in Bute Street to acquire offices in Newport, Swansea and Port Talbot, as well as large premises in Cardiff, which at one point also housed the Norwegian Consulate.


  • Lombard Street in close proximity to the Exchange, and his house gradually became the recognized centre of shipbroking and marine insurance business, for which the corporation still bearing the name of Lloyd's is renowned all over the world.

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  • Here Desmond had his prosperous shipbroking office, and made his enviable thousands and sharpened his innately sharp brain, so well concealed below his lacklustre, almost naïve, exterior.

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  • "The French and the Italians are trying to secure as much cargo from the countries that are operating as normal," said Sverre Bjorn Svenning, an analyst at Fearnley Consultants A/S in Oslo, part of the Astrup Fearnley A/S shipbroking and investment banking group. -- Top News

  • In its chartering activities, NITC says it aims, among other things, to "build close relationships with reputable charters and shipbroking firms," and call at "a wide variety of global ports and terminals." News

  • Slumping shipping costs show exports to Europe from China are "falling off a cliff" as the euro-region crisis chokes off consumer spending, according to RS Platou Markets AS, a unit of Norway's biggest shipbroking group. -- Top News

  • The Government also plans to grow the shipbroking industry and develop Singapore as an international maritime centre.


  • Young, an independent shipbroking firm based in London.

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