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Ship Broking

Seacorp specialises in chartering vessels on behalf of its clients for the carriage of dry bulk commodities including grains and oilseeds, iron ore, coal, bauxite, alumina, mineral sands, minerals/concentrates, fertilisers and cement.

Seacorp negotiates competitive freight rates to and from all points of the globe via established relationships with the major first class Owners and Operators. Quite simply, we will always seek to negotiate and deliver the best possible freight outcomes for our clients, whilst maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality.

We draw on extensive alliances globally to provide clients with the latest market intelligence. We provide advice on forward planning strategies including formulating and executing alternative chartering solutions via spot charters, consecutive voyage charters and contracts of affreightment to ensure optimal freight outcomes. This critical strategic role includes regular review of Charter Party terms and conditions, to ensure our clients' interests are consistently protected.

Seacorp's clients are provided with in-depth market information and freight intelligence to give them the negotiating advantage.


At Seacorp, we take the general Ship Broking role a step further by offering an all-encompassing Freight Management role.

We are expertly handling various customers’ freight requirements externally, delivering them the best possible freight coverage via a combination of:

  • Spot Voyage Chartering
  • Contracts of Affreightment (COA) and Requirement Contracts of Affreightment (RCOA)
  • Vessel Operating via our owned vehicle, Seacorp Shipping Lines Pty Ltd
  • Period Charters, including open-book Joint Ventures and/or Profit Share Agreements
  • Paper Coverage including both Forward Freight Agreements and Bunker Swaps
  • Sub-letting with first class Owners and Operators
  • Management of laytime calculations and voyage settlements

We are available to various trading houses 24/7, providing ‘live’ freight guidance and eventually fixing an ‘all-in’ freight rate at the time of fixing the sale contract, thus absorbing the risk of demurrage at the load and discharge ports.

As Freight Managers, we are a seamless extension of our customers’ business, capably navigating the pitfalls of dry bulk shipping (on their behalf), removing the vagaries of dry bulk shipping and allowing them to concentrate on their core business.

We always operate within the agreed authority levels set by our customer and will always do our best to mitigate their exposure to the volatile time charter and bunker markets.

Our emphasis remains on performance, transparency, reliability and flexibility, all of which are the cornerstones for any successful shipping or trading business.


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What we do

Seacorp is your full service shipping house, offering end-to-end shipping solutions that provide a seamless experience to our clients.

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The Seacorp difference

We deliver tailored, innovative seaborne trade solutions with a focus on client satisfaction, which is at the core of all we do at Seacorp.

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About Seacorp

Seacorp was born from the idea that an exporter should have everything it needed in one place to facilitate the trade of its valuable cargo.

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Contact Seacorp

View contact details for our head office in Fremantle, Western Australia, as well as our global office in Shanghai, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta and Tokyo.

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