Our Services

Dry Cargo Chartering: It has a varied and complex market involving more than three billion tonnes of cargo each year, dominated by three main core sectors: Iron-ore/steel related products, Coal, Grains. Outside of these, the market is extremely diversified, covering more than 30 different commodities including cement related products (clinker, slags, fly ash, etc), fertilisers, forest products, scrap, etc. The Dry Cargo market relies on a wide range of vessels from small bulkers (i.e. 3000/4000 dwt) to the largest bulkers nowadays, the so called VLOC Bulkers (400,000 dwt) covering all the world’s major trade routes. Our experienced team acts as a vital link between Charterers and Ship-owners who need to transport the goods required by a continuously growing global population. The core services are complemented by a variety of large number of quality logistics services provided by various companies within the De Oceanos enterprise associates on their respective sectors. Contact: chartering@deoceanos.com

Tanker Chartering: Our tanker team carefully handles the chartering of all ocean-going tanker sizes up to and including VLCC on an international basis. We have direct access to major oil companies, independent oil companies, chemical suppliers, large traders and pool operators which help us in providing Tanker Chartering.Through voyage charters, period charters or contracts of affreightment, we are involved in the carriage of crude oil, clean products, dirty products and orimulsion around the globe. Contact: chartering@deoceanos.com

Sale and Purchase of Assets: We have strategic consultants and broking associates present across all major shipping centres worldwide. Our relationship with key shipyards is based on trust and our market competence which help clients successfully sell and buy ships of any tonnage and age. Contact: snp@deoceanos.com

Trading: We have professional contacts and long term commitment with many reliable suppliers, manufacturers and buyers both in India, US and other parts of the world that help us sourcing quality goods at most economical prices to our valued clients. We have professionally managed Trading Division which handles all proposals irrespective of product or its value limitation. Having necessary expertise and over 20 years of experience in the industry, we are capable of pre-conceptualizing client’s need and provide solution to their highest satisfaction without loss of any time. Before settling any trading deal we normally verify before-hand the financial stability and reliability of both buyers and the sellers across the world. We have adequate resources for doing so. Contact: trading@deoceanos.com

Time Sheets and Lay-Time Calculation: In commercial shipping, LAY-TIME is the amount of time allowed (in hours or days) in a voyage charter for the loading and unloading of cargo. If the LAY-TIME is exceeded, demurrage is incurred. If the whole period of LAY-TIME is not needed, despatch may be payable by the shipowner to the charterer, depending on the terms of the charter party. LAYDAYS, often taken as part of LAY-TIME, refers to the time when a ship must present itself to the charterer. If the ship arrives before the laydays specified, the charterer does not have to take control or start loading (depending on the type of charter). If the ship arrives after the laydays, then the contract can be cancelled – hence laydays are often presented as the term Laydays and Cancelling and can be shortened to Laycan.
LAY-TIME calculation requires familiarity with a TIME-SHEET and also with chartering related statement of facts. The purpose of calculating LAY-TIME is to calculate the time during which the vessel is made available to the charterer for loading and/or discharging, time taken in voyage, Cargo quantity, Rate of loading/despatch, Rate of Demurrage, Time-sheet as per Notice of Readiness(NOR), commencement of Laycan and LAY-TIME period etc. It saves a lot of money to the clients and often proves handy in dispute resolution. After a fixture has been made and the vessel has commenced performance of the charter, the LAY-TIME calculation becomes significant.
A lot of work the broker has to do for preparing the Time-sheet and Lay-Time Calculation which is a labour intensive exercise. It includes liaison with several parties and authorities, consolidating the terms of charter parties and ship owners, NOR, rules and regulations etc. Normally, the BIMCO standard of TIME-SHEET is employed in calculations. Separate Time-sheets are prepared for loading and discharging ports "per workable hatch per day" or “tonnage per day, per hour etc. basis”.

De Oceanos Shipbrokers possess the necessary expertise and resources for preparing the Time-Sheet and Lay-Time Calculation accurately on demand. In fact, this is our main speciality service for the benefit of our esteemed clients. A sample calculation sheet is given: