As a U.S.based international ship sale and purchase broker, we specialize in contracting for construction of new buildings, sales of second-hand vessels for continued operation, and demolition sales of old and redundant tonnage.
We started out in 1989 as Atlantic Shipbrokers Inc. and entered into a cooperation agreement with tanker brokers Southport Maritime in 1998 when we moved with them into new offices and began trading under the name Southport Atlantic.
Our international clientele is spread worldwide but concentrated mainly in North and South America. We have concluded ship sale transactions or newbuilding contracts for independent ship owners, major oil companies, chemical operators, leading fruit producers, American flag operators, offshore support companies, and others. We are also specialists in sales of secondhand and newbuilding floating drydocks to and from shipyards around the world. Our day to day presence in the ship sale and purchase market provides an ideal perspective to act as appraisers of ships and floating drydocks; we carry out regular valuations for shipowners, financial institutions, and government agencies and have conducted fleet valuations for bond issues and IPOs. On occasion members of our team have been appointed to act as expert witnesses on ship values in Federal court.
Some highlights of our business in recent years:
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He is a graduate Naval Architect, having previous experience in naval and commercial ship design along with operating and commercial experience of foreign and American flag vessels, including Great Lakes. Today he focuses on floating drydock business, in both second-hand sales and contracting of new buildings.
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He began his career in tanker chartering in London and subsequently held shipbroking positions in Hong Kong and Sweden. Since moving to the United States in 1980 he has concentrated on second-hand sale and purchases and contracting of new buildings.
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Adina studied Marketing and Foreign Trade at “Spiru Haret University”, in Romania where she graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Economy. She joined Southport Atlantic in 2014 and she is still currently assisting. She brings a strong background in IT and data entry.
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