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.
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.