Howe Robinson Partners, based in Singapore, is one of the largest privately owned shipbroking houses in the world, now employing over 300 people including over 180 brokers across a global network of 12 offices.
The Howe Robinson Group of companies traces its origins to the foundation of Howe Robinson and Co Ltd in the City of London in 1883. It provides comprehensive shipbroking services to its global client base in the tanker, containership, dry bulk and LNG markets. Its shipbrokers are active in newbuilding contracting, sale and purchase, demolition, and chartering, as well as in providing valuation and market research services.
The company has grown organically and through a number of acquisitions including the businesses of Lambert Bros, Killick Martin, Erlebach Shipbrokers, R. B. Hunt and Partners, Angus Graham and Partners and Shyvers Savoy Shipping Ltd .
In April 2015 the Howe Robinson businesses and the ICAP shipping businesses consisting of Capital Shipbrokers, Island Shipbrokers and J E Hyde were merged together to create Howe Robinson Partners. In 2019 Howe Robinson Partners acquired BBT, a New York based broking business.
Howe Robinson Partners is wholly owned by its employees over half of whom are shareholders.