About Howe Robinson
Howe Robinson and Company was established in London in 1883. It has since grown into one of the largest privately-owned dry-cargo and containership broking houses in the world, with a global network of 6 offices employing over 100 brokers.
Since a management buyout in 1988, the group has enhanced its position in the ship broking market through a combination of mergers such as that of Angus Graham in 2006, and strategic acquisitions such as those of Erlebach in 1992, Lambert Brothers in 1996, Killick Martin in 2007 and Shyvers Savoy Shipping in 2012.
Within Howe Robinson Shipbrokers, specialist desks work all the key segments of the Dry Cargo market with each department providing global coverage. Similarly all areas of the Container market are covered by teams of experienced brokers.
Howe Robinson Sale and Purchase and New Building departments handle the Group's activities in second-hand, new buildings and demolition of Containerships and Bulk Carriers. Vessel and fleet evaluations are handled through Howe Robinson Marine Evaluations Ltd.
Howe Robinson Hong Kong opened in 1992 to establish a presence on the expanding Asian market and develop further Howe Robinson's established connections with China and Hong Kong which date back to the 1950s.
Our Tokyo office followed in 1996, providing broking services to Mitsui and other major Japanese shipping companies.
We opened an office in Shanghai in 2002 which has now expanded to provide chartering coverage to all the leading owning and cargo interests in Containers and Dry Bulk within China. Our New Building department services both the Containership and Dry Cargo markets.
During 2005 an office was established in Hamburg, to service the German maritime industry in Dry Cargo, Containers and New Buildings.
Recognising the increasing importance of Singapore as a hub for the fast growing South East Asia region, Howe Robinson relocated its head office to Singapore in 2009.
Howe Robinson is a member of the Baltic Exchange in London and a Panel Member reporting daily on all the Dry Bulk Baltic Exchange Indices.