about us

MAEL SHIPMANAGEMENT CO is a registered Marshall Islands Company, We are an independent Shipbroking and Ship Management house located in London, United Kingdom.

We are also Commercial Managers of Tanker Vessels for Haulage of Crude and Refined Petroleum Products Worldwide with focus on West Africa.

Sequel to the above, we own and also manage Vessels for Various Ship Owners in the United Kingdom (UK), Greece, Spain and the USA to provide a wide variety of Tanker Vessels and Barges for either Lightering Operations for Petroleum Product Importers or for other business transactions requiring haulage of Clean (PMS, AGO etc.) or Dirty (Crude Oil, LPFO etc.) Products Worldwide and especially within the West African Sub-Region.

Based in London the heart of worldwide shipping, we have a wide network of ships that can facilitate even the most demanding enquiries.

We offer a wide range of services related to Tanker Vessels and Oil Transportation.



Tanker Chartering

Our area of specialty is to provide transportation solutions for liquid cargoes such as Clean Petroleum Products, Edible Oils and easy chemicals. Over the years we have developed strong relationships with charterers, traders, owners and operators that enable us to secure tonnage and cargoes for our clients worldwide for spot voyages, consecutive voyages and time charters.

This department is well staffed with experienced brokers, based in London, which has been the cornerstone of maritime activities for centuries, Tanker Chartering was given the privilege and the comparative advantage of understanding and analysing the needs of this industry.

Furthermore, the close cooperation with MAEL’s Offices in Lagos, Dubai, and Scandinavia tanker chartering has evolved as a link between local clients and global tanker markets.

MAEL’s Tanker Chartering Department is divided into two segments:

1. The Dirty Petroleum Products (DPP) desk, specialized in crude and fuel oil transportation, covering the whole range of vessel sizes (from small tankers up to VLCCs)

2. The Clean Petroleum Products (CPP) desk which deals with refined oil products, as well as, chemical products

Both desks handle all aspects of spot chartering, projects and Contracts of Affreightment.

Through our skilful and experienced shipbroking team, we take pride in providing high quality services to our Clients, by ensuring prompt and cost effective solutions.


Commercial Management

At Mael Ship Management Co we offer Commercial management of individual tankers assisting owners in securing Cargoes and good Charter rates, Charter party negotiations, voyage estimations, port agency and canal cost handling, bunkering, market analysis, diversification to alternative trading routes for minimizing waiting time and increase profits.

We have a very strong network with most Major International Trading Companies and use this to ensure Vessel’s under our management are always gainfully employed.


Sale & Purchase

Our sizeable second hand ship sales team of 5 experienced shipbrokers deal with the majority of types and sizes of vessels with our speciality being Tanker Vessels.

The worldwide network of correspondents that MAEL has created within the shipping community, along with the use of all modern means of communication provides us with an excellent knowledge of the market and enables us to offer to our clients timely, with accurate and up to date information as well as a global coverage of any acquisition opportunity at a very early stage.

In addition to second hand Sale & Purchase, the sale of ships for demolition is one of the departments' core activities. We enjoy enormous support from ship-owners and A1 cash buyers all over the world (especially China/India/Bangladesh/Pakistan/Turkey).

Our wide knowledge of the market and the bulk of information received allow us to act as ship valuators of tankers and in this respect we are frequently called upon to provide evaluations for ship-owners and financial institutions.

Our role as Sale & Purchase brokers at MAEL is neither restricted in providing our clients with market information on ships to buy or sell nor negotiating a particular transaction on their behalf.

We go above and beyond by providing our clients with quality services in a personal and professional manner, which should finally assist them on their vital decision making.

Contact us

contact information

  • Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Address: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
  • Phone: +44-2076085151
  • Email: chartering@maelshipmanagement.com

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