driving tomorrow's shipping platform
by exceeding client expectations today.

our services

Since our inception in 1979, we have focused on expanding our platform beyond the traditional core activities of the Spot Tanker Chartering and Sale/Purchase business. Today our key differentiation is our ability to offer a full spectrum of services. The company is a leader in Term Chartering, the contracting of New Building Ships in all sectors of Worldwide Shipping Markets – Crude and Product Tankers, Chemical Carriers, Dry Bulk, Containers, and Offshore. This broad expertise and ability to share knowledge and information across our platform allows us to deliver the most creative and best results for our clients. With a strong foundation now in place, the firm is in position to further expand into research, easy chemicals and blend stock components, bio fuel, alternate energy and logistics.


MJLF’s spot department provides expertise in point-to-point movement of crude oil and petroleum products in International and U.S. Flag markets. Services provided include single voyage, consecutive voyage, time charter and contract of affreightments. We are one of the foremost spot market brokers in the world and a recognized leader. Our team of professionals maintains our first class coverage and service 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

ship sales

MJLF’s expertise in ship sales spans Newbuilding contracting and second hand sales including ship scrapping. The MJLF Projects team has experience in dealing with a large number of international and domestic vessels of varying sizes including Tankers, Container Vessels, Shuttle Tankers, Offshore Equipment, Gas Carriers, and Barges.


Projects can take many forms, and involve different ship-types. One of the areas where MJLF has had success over the years is working with end users in securing them long term access to tonnage that yields the lowest delivered cost per ton. MJLF works with the client to fully understand the requirements, before recommending vessel characteristics identified which will best service the trade including cutting edge technology of Dual Fuel Technology capable of burning LNG. New buildings are then contracted in conjunction with targeting the appropriate finance provider and vessel operator.


The skills involved in consulting clients on projects can take many forms, and MJLF is able to draw from a diverse team with skills ranging from Chartering and Finance, to Newbuilding construction and second hand vessel acquisition. Often the consultation phase is the preliminary work done which leads to Project Development.

our mission

Driving tomorrow's shipping platform by providing seamless transportation solutions for spot charter movements, time charter, sale and purchase, new buildings and by exceeding client expectations today.

our personnel

By sharing information, and utilizing a collective group of individuals leveraging their unique skills and ideas in order to maximize firm wide knowledge and enhance business opportunities and reputation in the market.

Our team of trained professionals works in harmony across all disciplines to arrive at an optimal output for our clients.

Our Vision

Our history of integrity, ingenuity and vision isn’t just fueling our current and future growth, it’s providing a sturdy foundation upon which we’re building tomorrows shipping platform, giving our clients an unrivaled level of service, 24/7.

Our History

The MJLF tradition dates back to The Mallorys of Mystic, Connecticut, who began as sail makers in 1819 and by 1945 had developed into America’s largest ship owners. MJLF was founded in 1979 with the expectation of creating a full service ship brokering company. Growing from a staff of six in New York City at its inception, MJLF has grown to be one of the premier ship brokerage companies in the United States.

December of 1979, the Ship Brokerage company was founded by Charles Mallory, Sam Jones, and Charlie Lynch with respective disciplines in spot chartering, period chartering, and sales and purchase with a goal of building a business built around the client.

In 1987 MJLF along with new strategic joint ventures, expanded overseas and into new lines of business that led to contracting the first double hull tankers for a large global oil company. The firm contracted 6 aframaxes, the first STL shuttle ship, and three deep water drill ships over the next several years.

In 1994 concluded 4 New Building contracts with 12– year time charters for a total deal value in excess of $650MM.

In 2001 Firm completes first $1Bn deal by co-developing new tanker design to address constraints at a refining facility. As part of the transaction the firm secured yard space for 3 Suexmaxes and 2 Aframaxes with 12-year time charters.

MJLF concluded 78 new building contracts:
Container (15)
Handy Tanker(9)
Suezmax Tanker(6)
Aframax Tanker(4)
Panamax Tanker(4)

In 2015 MJLF expands footprint with the opening of a new Houston office.

In 2017 MJLF nominates John Stichter as its fourth President. Over 12 months commits to investing capital into building out the firms infrastructure across technology, people and processes. Moving to a new flagship office space in Stamford, CT to enable further expansion into new markets and geographies.

In 2018 total tally of new building contracts since the company’s inception exceeds 230 across the full spectrum of Tanker, Dry Cargo, Bulker, Container, and Off-Shore Vessels.

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