Thomas G. Ernst & Co.

We are Ship Brokers dealing with the Sale & Purchase of seagoing vessels. With our experience in the past, we are concentrating on the Container, Bulk carrier and Multipurpose Market.

Newbuilding Ship Contracts in P.R.China

We have been able to deliver a great number of ships to our clients from various different shipyards situated in the P.R. of China and Rumania. The type of ships we contracted are:

500 TEU Container Vessles
1.100 TEU Container Vessles

1.800 TEU Reefer Container Vessel

3.800 TEU Wide beam Container Vessels
12.000 tdw MPP Heavy lift Carriers

19.000 tdw Mpp Heavy lift Carriers
74.000 TDW Panmax Bulkers

57.000 TDW Supramax Bulkers

50 meter Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels

3.400 tdw / 3400 cbm Asphalt Bitumen Tanker


For the purpose of starting such business with shipyards, which are very unsure in evaluating the prices of imported equipment and in their price offerings to the buyer, we involve ourselves very much in detail.
We assist the yard and the buyer at the same time in their discussions with western suppliers from the very beginning. This is to avoid unrealistic starting offers, which would lead to disappointing results after having spent the customer’s time and efforts for negotiation- and travelling activities.

For some of our clients our partner, SMT Schlüter Marine Technik, have done the technical supervising from contracting until delivery and the expiration of the guarantee period of already 11 of the ships we contracted during the last four years


Second Hand Shipsales

During the past, we have been intermediary in selling small and large ships with tweendecks and heavy gear, sold container vessels and multipurpose project cargo ships.


Managing Director: Thomas Ernst