everything you should know about us
On the 03rd of January, 2007
after having been active in Shipping since January, 1988, whereof the last 17 years as Shipsale & -purchase broker (12 years with Frachtcontor Junge & Co. and 4,5 years with Andreas J. Zachariassen) Mr. Gert-Christian Gosch found the timing was right for a further step: - sailing under his own flag - Go.Shipping GmbH & Co. KG was founded.
Having established First Class contacts world-wide to
+ Equity-Emission-Houses (KG-Companies),
+ Lawyers focusing on legal aspects of shipping contracts,
+ Tax Advisors,
+ Chartered Accountants,
+ P&I-Clubs and
+ Broking Houses
Mr. Gosch achieved the position of a “Most-Trusted-Broker” of some of the leading shipowners (national and international) during the recent years. Building on this reputation Mr. Gosch does act extensively on his own initiative: Contracts are regularly being concluded “off the market” dictating the need for total discretion and where necessary resulting in the consequence that Mr. Gosch is the solely involved broker acting for respective principals. This approach has proved successful during the past 20 years and shall consequently be further followed and cultivated. The company does not carry out “a bit for all and everybody”, instead we accomplish “all for the selected few”.
we offer more than you expect
Sale and Purchase
Headquartered in Hamburg, we have acted as Shipbrokers extensively over the years in a variety of Sale and Purchase transactions, serving a broad spectrum of Clients, Private Family Enterprises as well as Publicly Listed Entities worldwide. Without exception we place a high value on the importance of discretion and our ability to work independently to meet the demands of our Clients, some of whom we have served for over 20 years. Our principle activities relate to commercial shipping - Bulk carriers, Tankers, Containervessels and Heavylift Types. We are dedicated to our Clients` requirements and give support in other specialist fields including areas such as Contracting of Shipnewbuildings as well as Mediation and Arbitration. In our capacity as Brokers we have orchestrated innovative joint ventures, bareboat lease structures and long term charters in combination with and in support of the acquisition of all forms of commercial vessels.
With our focus directed towards arranging and fixing period employment contracts we currently have over 40 years of Time Charters in our books which are spread across the Dry Cargo market, from Multipurpose/ Specialist vessels capable of self-lifting loads of upto 900 tons, to Handy-size Bulkcarriers and Supramaxes.
success is our goal
Our culture:We act with honesty, humbleness, respect and integrity. Humanity ranks for us much higher than profit. We are not a money-printing machine but a company with social responsibility. Our good reputation is the foundation of our success in business. We provide intelligent tailor-made solutions to meet the changing needs of the times and continuously generate added value by drawing from our vast experience from accomplished transactions. We act in good faith, reasonably, with due care, competence and diligence. We respect the confidentiality of information acquired in the course of our work except when authorized or otherwise required by applicable laws, rules, regulations or legal or regulatory proceedings.
How we try to thrive in tough timesWe try to position ourselves as being able to help clients cope with the recession and win business. We appreciate that recommendations from previous clients are more important than ever. We work hard to generate opportunities: we network and speak at events to raise our profile. We understand that our clients have limited budgets and we seek to adapt our business model i.e. consider monthly fees rather than one-off bills. We understand the need to measure and prove that we offer value for money. We are really clear about what our business stands for. We act as a real partner, an extension to the client’s business, rather than merely a supplier. We look for alternative income streams, including referral partners and investing equity in clients. We are prepared to move offices and change pricing structures if we need to – however we will do everything to keep our well-trained and qualified staff. We are aware that clients may commission very small projects to test us out before giving us a larger piece of work. We do not try to grow too fast. We are able to adapt and make decisions quickly.
Our purpose:We want to become the equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife in the shipbroking scene: a unique and very versatile tool generating and adding value for an exclusive circle of selected clients.
Our values:Build trust with fairness. Aspire to set high standards. Embrace the challenge of continuous innovation. Foster a culture of open-mindedness. Strive to develop ourselves through education to achieve full potential.
Our mission:We aim to become a business enabler that can meet the needs of our maritime customers throughout the world. We offer to accompany the customer from the very beginning to the very end – through every stage of a commercial vessel’s life. We are a capable partner giving competent replies for a plentitude of commercial questions.
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We are working exclusively on the basis of German law and the General Business Conditions of the Association of German Shipbrokers (obtainable on request).Place of Jurisdiction: Hamburg.Maritime Mediator - Member of GMAA and BIMCO.
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