Eastport Maritime delivers personalised shipbroking and consultancy services to clientele
Eastport has steadily grown from fixing ships just for palm oil and coconut oil cargoes to becoming a preferred partner of shipowners and chemical, petrochemical, petroleum and crude oil companies
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Although technology has undoubtedly made businesses operate more efficiently, it can at times be overwhelming and challenging. In the era of digitalisation, Eastport Maritime stands out when it comes to balancing technology with insightful human touch to deliver personalised shipbroking and consultancy services to its clientele.
“Our strength lies in our human capital. Technology develops rapidly and this has made the shipbroking industry a dynamic one. Eastport puts in the human element to add value to any transaction,” says chairman Matthias Cher. “Having a technologically advanced system is not enough, but if you display good qualities, professionalism and excellent service, your services will perpetually be required and desired.”
A home-grown company established in 1980, Eastport has steadily grown from fixing ships just for palm oil and coconut oil cargoes to becoming one of the most preferred partners of shipowners and chemical, petrochemical, petroleum and crude oil companies worldwide.
For Eastport, shipbroking is more than just connecting shipowners and charterers. It is about mining Eastport’s extensive expertise and lengthy track record to provide a contextualised analysis of industry developments and how it impacts its clients’ operations.
Eastport provides seamless support to its customers through its network of offices located in major shipping centres globally: Singapore, China, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Basing on trends, Eastport sees immense growth potential in the Middle East and the rest of Asia in the petrochemical segment. Another big growth area is the export of oil, gas and ethylene derivatives from the US. To support its continuously growing operations and its exploration into new markets such as gas, Eastport is keen to expand and is constantly innovating to upgrade its value-added services.
“Eastport has come of age. We have progressed over the years and we have reached maturity. We are a company to be taken seriously. With all the knowledge and expertise that we have, we can serve all the needs of our clients,” Cher says.