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Dry Bulk Chartering

Our Dry Bulk shipbroking business is conducted through ten of our offices across the globe and covers the full spectrum of Dry Bulk shipping markets, from Handysize and Supramax through to Panamax and Capesize.

Sale & Purchase

Thurlestone’s Sale & Purchase team operates primarily from our Monaco office and is active in all sectors of the commercial shipping market.

Research & Market Analysis

Our specialised team of analysts and researchers keep our clients up to date with the ever-volatile dry bulk commodity and shipping markets. A continuous flow of sophisticated but succinct news and market leading analysis is designed to put our clients in the best possible position to make informed  commercial decisions.


The wealth of data, knowledge and experience accumulated from years of working with clients from every part of the Dry Bulk shipping world makes Thurlestone exceptionally well qualified to help you research and understand a specific issue or deliver a project.


Thurlestone’s experienced post-fixture operations desks have a well-earned reputation for their knowledge, efficiency and attention to detail. The team immerses itself in each and every fixture, striving to identify issues well in advance and optimise the outcome of a voyage for all parties.


Thurlestone Financial’s primary focus is on Dry Bulk Forward Freight Agreements (FFA’s) across Capesize, Panamax, Supramax and Options markets. The desk offers Thurlestone’s clients hedging solutions against the highly volatile underlying physical market as well as trading opportunities. The close relationship between the FFA desk and the physical broking and research teams enables clients of the FFA desk to benefit from the entirety of Thurlestone Shipping’s market information. Conversely, the FFA market’s evolution as a key barometer of sentiment and a price setting tool for the forward physical market gives our physical shipbrokers the ability to guide clients based on the latest prices from the FFA market.