Chartering department is responsible for negotiation of employment and conclusion of contracts for the handy bulkers under the company’s management and maintains close relations with cargo owners, trading houses and large brokerage network to ensure that best employment for each vessel is negotiated. The state of the market and trends are regularly monitored through specialized intelligence publications, as well as through the personal contacts and touch of the brokers. The company is experienced also in chartering in handy bulkers and operating them on the spot market. Volume of cargo carried by managed and chartered vessels during the last 6 years amounts to more than 2 million tons, covering all main types of bulk cargo such as grains, fertilizers, coal, minerals, iron ore etc. Employment of the vessels is worldwide but the geographical areas, where most of the activities are concentrated, are the Atlantic basin, Continent, Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Sea. Brokerage for third parties fleet and/or cargo and/or S&P is also part of the everyday business of the chartering department, serving not only handy size sector, but also covering coastal trades.