Our Chartering team comprises young and highly experienced in-house brokers. Our strength lies on our dynamic and flexible decision-making and the immediate response to our clients’ needs for the safe and punctual transport of their valuable cargoes.
Our Sale and Purchase department offers direct access to both the Second Hand and Newbuilding markets having worked with many first class yards worldwide and maintaining strong relationships with all the major broking houses. Our strength comes from our continuous monitoring of all markets and our close relationship with owners and brokers globally.
Our Operations department follows best practices in navigational, port, cargo and commercial issues such as bunker management and voyage optimization. We serve our clients in the most professional and flexible way, making sure their goods are safely, reliably and punctually transported to their final destination.
We offer our principals full Insurance support including Hull & Machinery, Protection & Indemnity and Extra War Risk Insurance. We work with some of the most reputable underwriters and brokers around the world. We strive to offer our customers the highest quality service both in underwriting as well as claims handling.
Our highly skilled and experienced Technical superintendents make sure our principals’ vessels are always maintained to the highest standards.
We ensure the vessels under our management are always ready to trade in the most demanding areas, always complying with the latest industry regulations, flag and class requirements.
Our Safety and Quality team works around the clock in order to ensure that the vessels under our management comply with the latest health, safety, security, quality, environmental and energy rules and regulations. Our goal as a company is to provide the highest quality standards onboard our principals’ vessels combined with the latest safety measures and health regulations. We strive to protect the environment and to ensure the well-being of local communities in the areas in which we operate.
Our dedicated Purchasing team organizes the procurement of stores and spare parts for the vessels under our management, sourcing the highest quality products. By cooperating with the most professional suppliers around the world, we ensure that stores, provisions and spares are timely delivered to the managed vessels in an optimal and timely manner. We ensure the vessels under our management and the crew onboard these vessels have the supplies they need to operate safely and reliably.
Our goal is to create a pool of seafarers who will be part of Astra for years to come. Our Crew department spends significant time and effort ensuring that our seafarers are skillful, experienced and competent. We also cultivate a fruitful and harmonic cooperation between our crew and our office personnel.