Sale & purchase / projects

We service a wide-ranging client base, interactions with whom form the backbone of our business. Individual team members’ diverse market experience is complemented by close contact between our second hand, time charter, financial and chartering departments. These connections place us at the forefront of providing integrated solutions, making Galbraiths a true one-stop shop.

Second hand

Our 175-year history ensures access to the global ship-owning community, enabling us to provide a full service across multiple sectors. We have a dedicated focus across dry and wet markets, as well as specialised knowledge on containers, gas and offshore. Whilst we conclude a considerable volume of second-hand transactions annually, our bespoke client-focused service separates us from the crowd.

New buildings

The brokering skills of our dedicated and experienced team has assisted owners with more than 300 newbuilding projects in the last 20 years. Our brokers draw on a mixture of both technical and commercial backgrounds, having built long-term relationships with ship owners and yards covering a variety of vessel types, including dry bulk carriers, tankers, container vessels, and chemical/gas carriers. Our office in South Korea consolidates our relationships with yards across Asia.

Time charter

Galbraiths’ relationships extend to every sector, allowing our time charter team to maintain close ties to shipowners, oil companies, traders, refiners and shipyards. Our energetic and experienced team is focused on adding value to all of our clients across timecharter, newbuildings, sale & purchase, shuttle tankers, project development, consultancy and other subsea and marine-related services. We pride ourselves on providing service and solutions that are outside of the traditional brokerage model, with tailored market presentations, predictive forward market pricing and consultancy services all worked closely with Galbraiths’ research team.  


Our presence in the highly specialised recycling sector enables us to keep clients well informed of market prices and yard space. Our specialists maintain close relationships with major cash buyers in key demolition markets in the Indian sub-continent, Far East and Turkey. With demand for ‘green recycling’ growing, Galbraiths draws on specialist expertise in the field to provide owners with further guidance.


Our brokers – often sitting as a panel to increase objectivity – use their active involvement in day- to-day markets to give the most accurate valuations, incorporating the shifts in sentiment and confidence that can influence a vessel’s value.

Galbraiths is a recognised and approved valuer for the majority of the major shipping banks, and – specialising in the dry cargo, tanker and container sectors – has represented banks in valuations for more than 30 years.

Shuttle-tankers and specialised projects 

We play an active role in the shuttle tanker market, our world-leading research base allowing in-depth analysis in this space. As in other specialised buisness projects, our insight provides both end users and investors with a unique service.

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