With more than 90% of global trade carried by sea, shipping and maritime trade is at the centre of today’s economy.
BRS Group is one of the largest full-service ship and yacht broking firms in the world, with more than 150 years of maritime experience.
Our coverage of the maritime market is one of the most comprehensive in the market, and includes Newbuilding, Sale and Purchase, and Chartering activities in all the major shipping segments: Tanker, Dry Bulk, Chemical, LNG, LPG, Offshore, Liner and Yachting.
Our clients represent the majority of tonnage transported by sea, providing a ‘crow’s nest’ view of the maritime industry. By being involved in all sectors of the industry, and as a major intermediary, we are able to bring a perspective that our clients may not have. This in turn enables them to stay aware of, and participate in, “best practices” - not only in their specialized sectors but in the industry as a whole.
The interwoven relationship between shipbroking and information technology has led to BRS Group being an integral part of many industrial clients’ shipping teams. Making strategic choices on contract clauses, mechanisms and duration has proved to many clients that having advisors on their team from the outset can prepare for the unforeseen.
Our asset teams are closely monitoring each market segment to ensure specific trends and trades are in clear view of clients when making investment decisions.
The BRS Asset department (Newbuilding and Sale & Purchase) consists of a large, highly experienced multinational Team offering a global service to our customers worldwide - Newbuilding contracting, Newbuilding Resales, Secondhand Sale & Purchase transactions as well as Recycling of all types of tonnage. Valuations are part of this service and are undertaken for shipowners, banks and financial institutions all over the world. Our clients benefit from the Team's experience which is gained through continuous presence in the Newbuilding and Sale & Purchase markets.
Matching cargos to ships is at the core of BRS’ day to day activities. Through its 11 shipbroking offices worldwide, BRS offers chartering services in all of the major shipping segments: Tanker, Dry Bulk, Chemical, Small Tanker, LNG, LPG, Containership, Ro-ro, Ferry, Car Carrier, Cruise, Offshore and Yachting.
BRS has developed an excellent reputation for its strong ties to industrial shipping, and retains close relations with many of the leading industrial producers, trader and shippers worldwide. BRS prides itself on offering the highest levels of service, retaining a broker-operator ratio of 35%, one of the highest in the industry.