Our Chartering team works very closely with owners and charterers, endeavouring to secure the optimal vessel to meet the Charterers’ requirement. The workscope includes spot, long term, and bareboat charters of all types of offshore support vessels.
We possess a detailed and comprehensive know-how and expertise of the offshore market adding value to our customers’ chartering requirements. Our Chartering department concludes a large number of short and long-term charter contracts, straight T/C, bareboat and project related charters - every year.
Having concluded a large number of newbuilding contracts, both in Norway and internationally, we have a close dialogue with shipyards and shipowners world-wide. We assist in all phases of the newbuilding process, i.e. pre-qualification of yards, market evaluations, bid invitation, short listing of yards, active involvement in the negotiations, contract and post contractual work.
Being up to date with upcoming needs and requirements, we also provide valuable technical input in the development of new vessel designs and solutions. We possess comprehensive information about ship designs, yard prices, delivery positions etc, which is of great importance to any client who wishes to evaluate and/or proceed with a potential newbuilding programme.
We provide updated market survey and forecasts to our clients as we are in continuous dialogue with contractors and oil companies contributing to new projects and concepts. We have also developed a user-friendly web page accessible to all through foslive.com which ensures clients can receive and view real-time information on North Sea (AHTS/PSV) vessel positions, specifications, fixtures and outstanding requirements.
We have a bi-weekly newsletter, a bi-annual “Subsea Report” and also a regular “Market Report” which includes a yearly summary covering the Offshore Support and Specialized Vessels Market. In addition we tailor-make reports and presentations focusing on the different market segments.
One of our core activities is intermediating sale and purchase of offshore support- and special ships between sellers and buyers. We keep track of sales concluded including prices obtained, and have detailed listings of vessels for sale.
We have concluded numerous sale transactions and have a comprehensive list of clients worldwide. To service shipowners, banks and financial institutions we also provide vessel valuations and possess detailed historical data on fluctuations in values of vessels. Our track record includes, transactions of all types of offshore support vessels.