Caravel Maritime incorporates all of the Group’s shipping activities, namely ship management through Fleet Management Limited and commercial and chartering operations under the banner of Caravel Shipping, as well as vessel ownership through our wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Optimizing vessel asset value and fleet efficiency
Fleet Management Limited, one of the world’s largest independent third-party ship management firms with a 20-year history, over 10,000 qualified seafarers and close to 350 vessels under management, is a significant part of our maritime business.
Headquartered in Hong Kong and supported by offices globally, Fleet Management is dedicated to maintaining the asset value of our clients’ vessels as economically as possible. We ensure the vessels under our management are kept in optimal condition in terms of mechanics, technology and crew management – and in a state of operational readiness and compliance.
Fleet Management manages a range of vessels including bulk carriers, general cargo carriers, oil tankers, gas carriers, and chemical tankers, ranging from 20,000 to 300,000 DWT – with many being young and energy-efficient with an age profile below the industry average.
For the last 20 years, Fleet Management has pioneered many of the crewing, safety, and technical standards that have become benchmarks in the industry. We understand that to be one of the world’s best fleet management companies, we need to be continually innovating to stay ahead of the curve. That is why we continue to invest in technology – and today, through our proprietary PARIS software, we are able to provide ship owners with an online real-time dashboard showing every facet of the vessel’s profitability – an accomplishment we believe no other fleet manager has achieved thus far.
Fleet Management offers a comprehensive range of ship management services that we tailor to each vessel owner’s needs. These include technical and engineering services, crew training and management, new building supervision, insurance, independent surveys, superintendence, audits and commercial management.
With a strong compliance team internationally, we observe the industry’s highest standards for classification, flag state, and local environmental regulation. Standards and norms include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISM code compliance certificates from DNV.
As a result of this, we have one of the best safety records in the industry and we lead the field in maritime pollution protection technology.
This award-winning organization is complemented and supported by Caravel Shipping, which provides in-house and third-party dry bulk commercial and chartering services to vessel owners and cargo sources globally.
Caravel Shipping specializes in providing in-house and third-party commercial and chartering services for the transport of dry bulk cargo. Our scale, experience and expertise place us among the world’s leading dry bulk operators. Our business is focused on all major segments of the dry bulk sector where we believe there exist clear and tangible interrelationships, whereby through agility and pre-emptive timing we are able to offer our clients enhanced flexibility and greater value added.
We have the expertise to manage all kinds of dry bulk cargoes at competitive rates. Cargoes, whether in-house or from third parties, are matched and carried on vessels that we operate through our diversified network across the globe. This system enhances our flexibility, enabling us to reschedule and align with shipment periods around the world. We are, therefore, able to provide more competitive freight rates for our clients, while maintaining our high level of performance and reliability.
Furthermore, Caravel Shipping seamlessly manages all pre and post-fixture operations, affording clients the latitude to focus on their core areas with the knowledge that their logistics requirements are being handled professionally. Our team includes an experienced network of Port Captains and agents who are available to provide workable economic solutions to support the needs of our clients at every port, not only while our vessels are in port, but even well after they have sailed.
Our one-stop solution across commercial dry bulk freight requirements is truly an industry-leader. Our goal is to be the “go-to” company of choice for dry bulk logistics solutions for our partners.
Today, as in the day of Christopher Columbus, we live in a world where the only constant is change. The global economic landscape impacted by geo-political events affects trade and the shipping industry. As governments and business leaders seek to reduce costs and balance the books, only the most efficient organizations will be able to maintain the highest standards and flourish. Our experience, agility, and understanding of the fundamentals behind the industry enable us to weather and navigate any situation efficiently – and this is why a growing number of companies are choosing Caravel as their partner.
- Fleet Management
- First class and comprehensive ship management services
- Managing a fleet of close to 350 vessels
- High quality and cost effective technical services ensuring optimal vessel asset value
- One of the best safety and environmental records in the industry
- Caravel Shipping
- One of the world’s leading dry bulk operators
- Seamlessly managing all pre and post-fixture operations
- The “go-to” company for dry bulk logistics solutions