Services

COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT

We offer a full commercial management package from the fixture of vessels through to post- fixtures operations and assistance with crew management and sales & purchases. Through our own offices and by using our extensive network of blue- chip contacts within the shipping industry, we can offer you a full range of commercial management services.

Vast is committed to providing world-class ship management services that meet safety, environmental and customers’ requirements and to conducting its operations in a manner which protects human health, safety, environment and property.We employ operation teams tuned into the commercial considerations of the highly competitive tanker market.Our operation teams are headed by ex-Marine Masters with proven experience in the industry. They are prepared to deal promptly and effectively with any circumstance.We have extensive experience in managing various vessel types including all tanker segments in which we operate. Our excellent track record as being a first class manager with major owners and having been started our own broking wing will help to ensure optimum employment of your vessels either on an individual basis or in having your vessels accepted in a pool.

POST- FIXTURE MANAGEMENT

Following the fixture of your vessels our competent and dedicated team ensures its smooth operation, in all respects, safeguarding your interests at all times.As a manager of marine assets, Vast Shipping offers operation and post-fixture services that ensure the reliable commercial conduct of a trading vessel. Experts with a Master Mariner background and staff prepared to handle all eventualities head all operations.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Instructing the vessel’s master on the charter party terms
  • Appointment of, and ongoing liaison with, port agents.
  • Vessel monitoring to ensure adherence to charter party terms .
  • Full post-fixture and account tracking
  • Full reports and analyses of voyage results.
  • Demurrage/dispatch calculations.
  • Business development support.

CREW MANAGEMENT

At Vast, we understand the quality of officers and crew are the most important factor in the management of a vessel. Thus, our crew management services apply the highest standards of HR management. Our crew management services encompass the recruitment, deployment and management of deck, engine and catering sea staff. We source crew through our office in India and as well as through partnership crew agencies in key seafarer locations around the globe.

We have strict screening procedures in place for all sailors new to us, which ensures that the crew we employ are able to fulfill all intended duties on board.In addition to direct crew operations, we also supply support services such as payroll management, travel arrangements, handling of crew insurance claims and any other service necessary to safeguard the smooth crewing of our clients’ vessels.

We aim to be a strategic partner, developing human resources in a cost-effective and quality-minded way to create long-term value.

SALE & PURCHASE

Our expertise, resources and strategic partners help clients successfully sell and buy ships and arrange the scrapping of older tonnage, in all the world's major shipping centres.Our dedicated groups of brokers focus primarily on chemical/oil tankers, LPG/ Gas tankers and support vessels.

As well as offering extensive experience, market intelligence and negotiating skills, Vast provides consultative services to both buyers and sellers in support of contracts. In addition to conventional sales contracts, Vast is involved with 'sale and charter back deals, leasing, hire-purchase,and bareboat chartering .

SHIPBROKING

Acting as intermediaries between directly contracting counterparties, our broking teams have the expertise, experience and support structure to make deals happen.This means bringing together a company with a cargo to ship and a company with a vessel able to transport it, bringing together buyers and sellers of secondhand ships. We have specialist broking teams dealing in all major markets. Through our strategic alliances with owners and brokers all around the world we aspire to be best-in-class in all in the oil/chemical market. Through these alliances we are trying to become truly worldwide broker, providing a global service on a local basis from a network of offices strategically located in the same marketplaces and time zones as our clients.

By investing quite substantially on acquiring IT systems and applications we tend to inform our brokers- on market mechanisms and movements, supply and demand, order books and trade flows, which translates directly into more informed decision making.