Where do big companies advertise ships for sale?

Where do big companies advertise ships for sale?

If you want to see what ships have on the market, where do you look to see them?

As far as big companies go I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s kind of a “back door” thing when they sell a big ship. I have a hard time believing that a company like Maersk would throw up an add on a website and wait and hope to see what they pull in. If I had to guess I would say they probably use multiple sources of information to find out who might be looking for one and quietly put out feelers to see what they can come up with.

As for everyone else there is a website called Maritime Sales that always has a lot of small and large commercial ships for sale all over the world, just don’t expect to find too many E-Class container ships or 1000-foot tankers. If you’re looking to pick up something for the coastal trade in the Caribbean or maybe an old tug you can beat up for a few years then throw away, Maritime Sales is the place. That’s not to say they don’t have some nice stuff too, they do, but much of what they have is medium-sized, foreign-built, older stuff.


Marcon has a lot of smaller vessels for sale all of the time. I agree, you will not find any of the Major Companies advertising their vessels for sale, they would rather surprise the crews.

Yeah I was looking for a site that had the likes of Maersk or that selling vessels. But there doesn’t seem to be any… open to the public anyway.

Think you can get private ship broking sites, but for verified members only not for public eyes.

Some interesting vessels on that website paddywest !

Yes tugs I agree, think a lot of companies would rather keep it on the quite and classified, if they were trying to sell a ship, one reason being that crew might react badly.


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Ships are sold and brought through a worldwide Broker system, not on E.Bay, or the eqv.
The various Brokers keep in touch with the market through more closed networks, but the large ones issue regular updates on market trends for the various type of ships, both for S&P, Chartering and demolishion.
One of the largest is Clarkson Platou, with offices in shipping centers all over the world.
Here is a link to their public website: http://www.platou.com/Default.aspx

I notice that the TRANSATLANTIC is listed on the site you linked for sale at $2.5 million. That seems like a big price tag for that old piece of s**t.

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Why not try MarineCentral?
It is a open community marketplace build for the shipping, marine and offshore industry.
List your ships and connect with direct buyers, no referral fees, no agency fees, just you and potential customers only.