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About Us

Australian Independent Shipbrokers was established in 1992 in Sydney. With offices now located in major Australian cities as well as Singapore, AIS has positioned itself to become one of the leading broking houses in the Australasian region specialising in IMO, project cargoes and bulk parcels, with a reputation for a high quality service.

Main activities comprise:

Facilitating Fixtures across global trade routes:

The AIS team of brokers has many years experience in dealing with most types of cargo, including dry cargo, and raw materials, but specializing in the break-bulk, explosives/dangerous goods, project and heavy-lift markets. As a result, the AIS team of brokers is highly regarded amongst major shippers, importers, exporters and ship-owners throughout the world.

Ship Management Services:

AIS also offer complete Shipís management and operation services. AISís separate consultancy service offers expertise in ship management handling all aspects of this including daily operation of the vessel and all financial matters. 

Sale and Purchase:

In 1999 the Sale and Purchase arm was added and has since establishment grown to become a very successful business entity specialising in sale/purchase and charters of mainly tugs, barges and off shore equipment.
The Sale and Purchase department is staffed with experienced professionals whose main purpose is the buying/selling and the handling of contracts for long and short term time charter of mainly tugs, barges and offshore vessels.

AIS with their experienced and qualified team of shipbrokers also offer the following services:

  • Post fixture service including laytime reconciliation 
  • Pre-fixture advice backed by voyage costing assessment 
  • The latest port information worldwide 
  • Time charter management 
  • Ability to source suitable ships for heavy lift and cargoes requiring special handling 
  • Project assessment 
  • Arrangement of transport of IMO cargo

AIS have a diversified global client base, within all sectors of the Shipping industry which includes many of the worlds leading Ship Owners and Charterers.

AIS is a member of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)