At Eastgate, we see the bigger picture - that the market is constantly evolving and shifting beyond it's traditional centers, and thus we adapt our services to suit our clients and not the other way around. We take a long term view on the marketplace, avoiding the pitfalls of the quick easy deal, instead we help nurture and invest in our clients' needs so we can grow stronger together.

HISTORY

Eastgate Shipping DMCC, which was earlier known as Eastgate Shipping LLC, Dubai was established on October 1st 2002 by Henning Birk, a Danish National with decades of experience in the shipping industry having been closely involved with the commercial management of tankers, sale and purchase, chartering and consultancy.

Since Inception, the Company has enjoyed tremendous support from the Shipping Community based out of Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent. To Begin with, the Company was involved in numerous chartering transactions, from small coastal movements of Bitumen, Base oil and Clean Petroleum Products, to Handy, Medium and Long-Range size tankers carrying fuel oil, clean petroleum products, molasses and vegetable oils on the seven seas. Several long-term period charters have been arranged for ships from 5,000mts DWT up to about
150,000mts DWT.

The Company then established itself Ship Sale and Purchase and Demolition and mostly catered to the demands of the Major Regional Clients and have done substantial business with them for vessels ranging from Small Tankers upto VLCCs. The company has very active in dry segment also and sold vessels raging from General Cargo upto Panamax. Subsequently the company entered into the Dry Cargo Broking to cater to the clients worldwide and have now got

good support from the Major Charterers and Owners worldwide.

In July 2020, Henning Birk decided to retire and handed over the Management and Company Control to Mr. Ravi Shankar who become Managing Director with support from a Private Investor.

Mr. Ravi Shankar has over 25 years of experience in Ship Sale & Purchase, New Building, Demolition, and Chartering and extensively work with Shipowners, Investors, Traders, Demolition Cash Buyers, Charterers.

We are in the process of adding more Team Members in the Tanker as well as Dry Desk. They will be based in
UAE and Greece.

How we view the market


Here at Eastgate we see the bigger picture - that the market is constantly evolving and shifting beyond it's traditional centres, hence we adapt our services to suit our clients and not the other way around. We also take a long term view on the marketplace, avoiding the pitfalls of the quick easy deal, instead we help nurture and invest in our clients' needs so we can
grow stronger together.


Services

Sale & Purchase

Eastgate is committed and motivated with broad experience in Sale & Purchase and Demolition of every kind of merchant vessel. Also involved in ship valuation and registration, we service the conventional dealings of ship owners worldwide, a service which is improved by efficient, long lasting relationships with established financial institutions.

Consultancy

Our long-standing experience in the industry, backed by domain experts enables us to provide clients with cost effective and expeditious results. Eastgate has access to a team of experts to carry out a wide range of consultancy work. This field of expertise covers shipping, shipbuilding, ports and logistics.

Dry Cargo Chartering

With growing demand from our clients, the company further diversified into Dry Cargo Chartering. The major focus is on clients from India, Middle East and Greece market. We specialise in tonnages ranging from Small Handies to Capes and Major Cargoes include Grains, Minerals, fertilizers, coal, Iron Ore, Bagged Sugar and Rice and several others.

Tanker Chartering

At the core of our business lies the high-quality services that the Eastgate Tanker department provides. Whether our clients are looking for spot voyages, period charters or contract of affreightment, we always ensure they secure the optimum rate and the best contractual outcome that can be negotiated. Likewise, we endeavour to keep our clients regularly updated on both the market and world fleet, ensuring we live up to our reputation as a first-class provider of shipping intelligence.

Our close involvement in a multitude of different markets allows us to offer our clients a broad range of expertise, be it fuel oil, molasses, vegetable oils, petrochemicals or clean petroleum products, we can offer a professional and competitive way of moving your cargo on time, anywhere.

Commercial Management

For those clients whose primary interest in the shipping business is investment, we offer full commercial management of their assets. We have a close co-operation with very well reputed technical management companies who can oversee the crewing, insurance and maintenance of the vessel, in a professional and cost efficient manner.

OUR TEAM

Ravi Shankar – FICS

Managing Director
Sale & Purchase / Tanker Chartering

Mobile: +971 56 562 3626
Email: eastgate@eastgateonline.com

Ajay Pal Singh Mehar - MICS

Vice President – Dry Cargo Chartering

Mobile: +971 55 773 7323
Email: dry@eastgateonline.com

Dimitrios Parrisiadis - MICS

Manager - Tanker Chartering

Mobile: +30 697 603 6393
Email: tanker@eastgateonline.com

Christos Sofakis

Manager - Ship Sale & Purchase

Mobile: +30 695 109 8892
Email:snp@eastgateonline.com

Kavitha Ragesh

Admin, Accounts & Post Fixture operations

Mobile: +971 50 559 0918
Email: admin@eastgateonline.com

Contact Us

East Gate Shipping DMCC

Office 1303, JBC 5, Cluster W, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE
Email: eastgate@eastgateonline.com,
Tel. +971 4 243 3806

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