Some 20 years ago an enthusiastic partnership founded ARA Group, a privately owned company, involved in ship owning, shipmanagement and shipbroking.
The Group’s shipowning and shipmanagement activities are based in Werkendam, The Netherlands.
ARA Shipmanagement B.V. takes care of the daily management of her own, privately owned short sea fleet, a modern fleet of multi-purpose and container vessels which are deployed world-wide.
The technical, commercial and operational management is all done in house by ARA Shipmanagement B.V.
All Sale and Purchase activities of the ARA Group are handled by ARA Ship Brokers Hamburg GmbH based in Hamburg Germany. Besides acting as the in-house broker on behalf of ARA Ship Management, ARA Shipbrokers GmbH. is very active on the competitive Sale and Purchase market as well.
ARA is committed to protecting the health and safety of everybody who plays a part in our operations. Wherever we operate, we will conduct our business with respect and care for both the local and global environment and systematically manage risks to drive sustainable business growth.
We will not be satisfied until we succeed in eliminating all injuries, occupational illnesses, unsafe practices and incidents of environmental harm from our activities.
To meet our commitment, ARA will:
Operate the ships and transport cargo safely and efficiently;
Avoid injuries to personnel and loss of life;
Conserve and protect the environment;
Comply with applicable codes, guidelines and standards recommended by International Maritime Organisations, Administrations, Classification Societies and recognised Maritime Industry Organisations;
Ensure continuous development of the skills of personnel, system and understanding of the business;
Be prepared for emergencies.
The goal of the company is to further expand its business. To accomplish this goal ARA intends to grow its fleet with other modern, state of the art vessels.
Operating the ships and transporting cargo safely and efficiently, conserving and protecting the environment, protecting the health of all employees and provide safe working conditions, complying with applicable codes, guidelines and standards as well as continuous development of the skills of personnel, system and understanding of the business are the company's main objectives.A vital condition which must be preserved, is to maintain the existing strong link between the company and all vessels which characterizes our management.
ARA is convinced that people are the key factor to success. Over the years both crew on board the vessels and staff ashore have proven to be very loyal to the company and ARA shall continue to invest in training and education of all our personnel in line with ever increasing demands.
Careful decision taking is of essence in the market and an important factor is the return on investment for the share holders in both the short and long term.
Decision making shall be done in such a way that demands of stakeholders will be satisfied.
What we do
Today ARA Shipmanagement B.V. takes care of the daily management of her own, privately owned fleet, a modern fleet of multi-purpose and container vessels which can be deployed world-wide.
ARA Shipbrokers GmbH acts as in-house broker on behalf of ARA Shipmanagement which is an continuous Buyer for diverse tonnage.
In addition to that, ARA Shipbrokers is very active on the competitive Sale and Purchase market and being specialized on the container feeder segment up to Panamax size and MPP tonnage from 3-30k dwat.
We care with passion for all ARA owned vessels. For maximum cost and operation efficiency, our dedicated shore and vessel crew take care of all shipmanagement aspects in-house -personal and competent.
With our own diversified modern fleet of multi-purpose and container vessels and the dedication of our highly skilled mariners and engineers, we offer a full range of tailor-made transportation solutions for our customers.
Our work underlies highest safety and quality standards which guarantee your vessels and your cargoes in safe hands.
Our company is always looking for motivated and qualified crewmembers.
If you like to apply for a job on one of our vessels please be so kind to fill in our application form we will contact you as soon as possible. We are looking forward to receiving your applications and thank you in advance for your interest in our company!
All Sale and purchase activities of the ARA Group are handled by ARA Shipbrokers Hamburg GmbH.
The Hamburg office is led by Sven Oest, supported by Rena Maasch and Niklas Schröder. The brokers of ARA Shipbrokers have access to a carefully developed worldwide network in the shipping business. Direct contact with decision makers will guarantee a successful Sale and Purchase process of any vessel.
ARA Shipbrokers acts as in-house broker on behalf of ARA Shipmanagement which is an continuous Buyer for diverse tonnage. In addition to that, ARA Shipbrokers is one of the market leaders on the competitive Sale and Purchase market for container vessels upto Panamax size and Multipurpose tonnage from 3-30k dwat.
Additionally ARA Shipbrokers can be your partner for valuations, newbuilding project and demolitions.
Furthermore, the Hamburg office constantly has an eye on larger Container projects, Bulkers up to Panamax size and Tankers up to LR 1 size.
Valuations are part of Sale and Purchase brokers day-to-day business, especially where loan-to-value becomes a usual shipping term. ARA Shipbrokers provides valuations for all kind of vessels and being highly respected from Owners and especially banks and KG houses for their excellent knowledge of container feeder and MPP market
ARA Shipbrokers is able to offer excellent newbuilding possibilities especially in Europe, China and South Korea, thanks to its experience in this business area and thanks to its proven global network.
Scrap deals is not a core business of ARA Shipbrokers, however of course demolition deals can be handled professionally for worldwide scrapping such as Turkey, India, Bangladesh and China.