The new website for Damen Trading, the brokerage department of the Damen Shipyards Group
, integrates Damen corporate house-style as well as an improved profile of services that includes registration, transport and even vessel modifications if required. It also offers trade-in terms for owners looking to buy a new Damen vessel.
Damen Trading specializes in tugs and workboats with a global network consisting of ship owners, ship operators and co-brokers. Further services include the sale of coasters, crewboats, patrol boats and passenger ferries. The new company website includes vessel specifications, photographs and easier access for clients inquiring about the sale of their vessel. The website is accessible via damentrading.com as well as through a link on the Damen corporate website: damen.com.
“As the Damen corporate website has recently been refreshed and integrated, it was a logical step for us to follow suit,” stated Damen Trading Sales Manager Michel Radjiman.
Damen Trading said it has seen a strong increase in the demand of used vessels with recent sales including four vessels under the direct ownership of Damen. This includes two 1605 Fast Crew Suppliers and two Stan Tugs 2608. Furthermore, the company also acted as a broker for two Damen Stan Tugs (a 1605 and a 1906), as well as a pusher and a crane vessel. Italian harbour towage company Fratelli Neri SpA, which in July 2015 ordered a new Damen ASD 3212, purchased the two second-hand Stan Tugs 2608, as they required extra capacity at short notice. The transfer of ownership of the used Stan Tugs 2608 took place in Dubai
, after which they sailed on their own power to Constanza Rumania for their main work in hose handling at the local terminal.
“If a client has an older vessel that they would like to sell, we can handle this. We can also do trade-ins for newly purchased vessels from Damen Shipyards or we can source a cost-effective second-hand alternative,” Radjiman said.
The full service range of Damen Trading was recently demonstrated with the sale of the crane barge Anjo to Sterk in Waterwerk BV on the retirement of her previous owner. The 106-year-old crane vessel is in superb condition and will continue working in the civil engineering construction industry as she has for over a century.
Damen Trading also recently brokered the sale of Stan Tug 1906 SMS Leah by Sinbad Marine Services Ireland to Coastworks Operations Ltd in Scotland
. This marks the second Damen vessel to be purchased by Coastworks and is now the most powerful in their fleet. “With our new website we aim to increase our accessibility to existing clients or to anyone looking to sell their vessel,” Radijman concluded.