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About Us

Established 20 years ago, Thurlestone Shipping has grown into one of the world’s leading shipbroking companies. Our broking teams operate across the Dry Bulk, Sale and Purchase and FFA sectors, whilst our highly specialised research team provides a continuous flow of industry leading market analysis and information for our clients.

With over 100 shipping professionals spanning 11 offices, our global reach allows our clients 24/7 access to the international freight markets. We operate on the commercial front line of the global maritime industry.

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Our Services

  • Dry Bulk Chartering
  • Sale & Purchase
  • Research & Market Analysis
  • Consultancy
  • Operations
  • FFA
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Thurlestone Shipping LTD

Our History

2004: Thurlestone Shipping Founded

The opening of our London office in 2004 coincided with the beginning of China’s commodity super cycle. The resulting boom in the dry bulk markets powered our early expansion in what was at that time one of the dry bulk shipping centres.

2006: Thurlestone Shipping Beijing Established

As the industrialisation of China up-ended the established order in dry bulk shipping, we responded by establishing an office in Beijing in 2006 to service the rapidly growing in ship-owning, operating and steel sectors.

2008: Thurlestone Shipping Singapore Founded

In 2008, Thurlestone Shipping Singapore Ltd opened its doors to support the mining companies and commodity traders who were rapidly establishing commercial operations on China’s doorstep. Singapore’s explosion as a shipping centre meant that it rapidly become the home of Thurlestone’s Asian headquarters.

2009: Thurlestone Shipping Australia Launched

Thurlestone Australia was established to offer shipping support and advice to the vibrant mining sector, from major companies who had been in business for decades to start-ups looking to ship their first tons.

2012: Thurlestone Shipping Monaco Launched

In 2012 Thurlestone Shipping SARL, opened in Monaco, adding the Sale & Purchase of shipping assets to our roster of services.

2019: Thurlestone Financial Established

Complimenting our strong physical dry bulk and S&P shipping presence, Thurlestone’s entry into Forward Freight Agreements (FFA’s) provided our clients with the ability to hedge physical exposure thereby better managing the risks in their business.

Now: Thurlestone Shipping Continues to Grow

In recent years, we have opened additional offices in Athens, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Dubai, significantly increasing the company’s reach and ability to service local markets. Today, we are regarded as one of the world’s leading dry bulk shipbroking and shipping services providers.