Western Overseas Incorporated (Western) was established in 1990 to specialize in the purchase and onward sale of demolition tonnage and as such is one of the oldest cash buyers engaged in ship recycling.
Our prime objective is to provide a highly professional and reliable service to our clients with the aim of developing long term business relationships. As a result, we have been able to transact repeat business with major ship owners worldwide and with major recyclers in India and Bangladesh. We have a dedicated team of professionals in both India and Bangladesh who handle all aspects of the sale and delivery. Whilst not our primary focus, we have delivered vessels to Pakistan and China.
With our worldwide contacts, Western can buy any vessels from 1,000 LDT to 70,000 LDT on a 'delivered' basis or on an 'as is' basis, which could be either under own power or under tow.
Types of Vessels
Types of Vessels Transacted Include:
- ULCC, VLCC, FSO, FPSO, TANKERS
- VLOC, CAPESIZE, OTHER BULKERS, MPP/TWEEN, GEN CARGO
- VLGC, LPG, REEFERS
- CONTAINER VESSELS, RORO, ROPAX, CAR CARRIER
- DREDGER, RESEARCH VESSELS, BARGE CARRIERS, CRUISE VESSELS AND OTHER SPECIALIZED VESSELS
- OIL RIGS, OFFSHORE VESSELS
Western has been aware of the need to meet our clients' environmental concerns for many years now and working in collaboration with our partners at "Green" yards in India, we are able to comply with all IMO requirements for recycling vessels in an environmentally responsible manner.
Western buys 20-30 vessels annually and has purchased over 500 vessels in the last 20 years in all major recycling markets.
Western has delivered:
- 9 ULCCs
- 13 VLCCs
- Excess 200 tankers
- Excess 200 dry vessels
We have qualified representatives in India and Bangladesh so that any local issues which arise at the time of delivery are promptly and professionally resolved.
Long Term Relationships
The best testament of our performance is the repeat business we enjoy with major owners, end buyers and brokers worldwide.
In this regard, we are proud to document below some of the repeat business we have transacted with some of the world's major ship owners:
- Hapag Lloyd
- Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG)
- Keystone Shipping
- Lykes Bros. Steamship
- Chevron Shipping
- Stolt Nielson
- P&O Nedlloyd
- Zim Navigation
- Tanker Pacific
We welcome the opportunity to further our business relationship together and any inquiry you may wish to raise concerning our operation and our capabilities therein.
"We have concluded in excess of 100 deals encompassing all types of tonnages, ranging between 10,000 and 425,000 dwt. Their performance to date during this period has given them a reputation in the market as a 'very safe pair of hands'."
Rodney North, Director, Braemar ACM Shipbroking, London, UK