2K Shipping and Chartering (2KSC) excels in providing expert chartering services, customized for diverse needs.
Our experienced team, available 24/7, offers a range of services including various charter types, cargo brokerage, and comprehensive sea freight solutions. We specialize in a wide range of vessels, handling cargoes like heavy-lift, bulk commodities, and green energy. 2KSC commits to delivering seamless, efficient chartering experiences and insightful brokerage services, tailored to global shipping needs.
Your Trusted Partner
Choosing 2KSC for your chartering needs means partnering with a passionate team dedicated to fostering long-term relationships based on trust, transparency, and mutual success. We aim to deliver an unparalleled level of service and expertise, ensuring a seamless and rewarding chartering experience.
Chartering Expertise 2KSC with a vast network and in-depth industry knowledge, we offer a variety of chartering services, each tailored to meet your specific requirements. Our role as exclusive brokers for numerous ship owners and shipping lines has helped us forge strong industry relationships, enabling us to offer an extensive selection of vessels, competitive rates, and favorable terms.
We cater to a wide array of vessels, encompassing Bulk Carriers, Multipurpose/Breakbulk Vessels, Heavy Lift Vessels, and Semi-Submersible Vessels, among others. Our expertise also extends to Rolling Cargo Ships, River Ships, Tanker Vessels, Reefer Vessels, Container Vessels, Fishing Boats, Offshore Utility Vessels, Cattle Carriers, and Tugs and Barges. We handle vessels ranging in size from 1,000 to 100,000 DWT.
Our chartering services cover a diverse range of cargoes. This includes Heavy-lift and Project Cargo, Oil and Gas, Floating Units, Port Infrastructure Equipment, Engineering and Construction materials, IMO Cargo, Breakbulk and Steel Cargo, Bulk Commodities, and Green Energy.
Customized Chartering Solutions, recognizing the unique nature of each chartering project, we offer bespoke solutions. Our team thoroughly understands your cargo's specific type, quantity, and requirements, crafting optimized solutions for route selection, port suitability, and ensuring smooth handling at every stage of the shipment process.
Brokerage and Market Insight, 2KSC stands as a major broker, serving various customers in the chartering sector. We utilize our extensive brokerage experience to benefit ship owners, charterers, and operators worldwide. Our team keeps a close eye on market trends, leveraging our international network to adapt swiftly to changing economic and political climates. We offer consultancy in arranging spot fixtures, freight contracts, voyage, and time charters, catering to both tramp and liner tonnage in the container and dry bulk markets.
Contact 2KSC's Brokering Experts for expert guidance and solutions in maritime chartering, reach out to our specialists at 2KSC. We are dedicated to navigating the intricacies of maritime chartering, providing solutions perfectly aligned with your shipping needs.
Charter Types We Offer
Voyage charter, the charterer rents the vessel and its crew for a specific journey or set of journeys. The shipowner is responsible for the vessel's operation and expenses during the charter. This type of charter is typically used for a single, point-to-point delivery, allowing the charterer to transport goods on a per-trip basis without the long-term commitment of leasing a vessel.
In a partial charter, a charterer rents a portion of the cargo space of a vessel. This is often used when the charterer’s cargo volume is not sufficient to warrant a full vessel charter. It's an economical solution for smaller shipments, allowing the charterer to share the vessel with other parties while still having the benefits of a chartered shipment.
Under a time charter, the charterer leases the vessel for a specific period. The shipowner provides the vessel and crew, but the charterer assumes responsibility for daily operations and voyage expenses like fuel and port charges. This charter type offers flexibility for the charterer to use the vessel as needed within the agreed time, making it suitable for businesses with variable shipping needs.
A bareboat or demise charter involves the charterer taking over full control of the vessel along with all responsibilities for its operation and maintenance. In this arrangement, the charterer essentially acts as the shipowner for the duration of the charter. This type of charter is ideal for charterers who have the expertise to manage a vessel and prefer the flexibility to operate it as if it were their own.
Kind of Vessels We Charter
MPP Heavy Lift Vessels
MPP Heavy Lift Vessels are versatile ships capable of carrying a wide range of cargo types. They are equipped with heavy lifting gear, making them suitable for transporting unusually large or heavy cargoes that cannot be handled by standard vessels. These ships are essential in sectors like project cargo, industrial parts, and construction equipment transportation.
Bulk carriers are large ships designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo, such as grains, coal, ore, and cement, in large cargo spaces called holds. They range in size and type, catering to different cargo needs and port facilities. Bulk carriers are fundamental to global trade, efficiently moving large quantities of essential raw materials.
River ships are specially designed for navigating inland waterways like rivers and canals. They are typically smaller in size for ease of maneuverability and have a shallow draft to navigate in waters with limited depth. River ships are ideal for transporting goods and passengers across inland routes, connecting regions not accessible by larger ocean-going vessels.
General Cargo Ships are versatile vessels designed for transporting packaged goods and various types of cargo. They often have onboard cranes or other gear to load and unload cargo. These ships can handle a mix of products, from containerized goods to machinery and textiles, making them suitable for a wide range of general cargo transportation needs.
Barges are flat-bottomed vessels primarily used for transporting heavy or bulky goods, especially those unsuitable for road or rail transport. They are cost-effective for moving large volumes of cargo over inland waterways and can be towed or pushed by tug boats. Barges are key in transporting commodities like coal, timber, and oversized industrial components.
Tug boats are small, powerful vessels designed to maneuver other vessels by towing or pushing them. They play a crucial role in port operations, assisting with the berthing and unberthing of larger ships, and are also used for towing barges, salvage operations, and icebreaking. Their power and agility make them indispensable in congested or shallow water areas.