Riverlake Shipping


Riverlake Shipping has steadily diversified its business to provide its clients with a meticulous, complete, global shipping service. This includes chartering, operations, demurrage & claims, sale & purchase and Business Intelligence in the wet and dry markets.


Tanker brokering and dry cargo brokering forms the backbone of Riverlake Shipping with offices located in two important shipping markets, Geneva and London. Our dedicated brokers based in Geneva monitor all wet cargoes covering all spectrums of the market, while London focuses on the dry market working closely with traders/mine owners and owners/operators.

This covers spot voyages, time charters and contracts of affreightment.

Direct access to major oil and dry companies, large traders, significant owners as well as smaller entities and pool operators has ensured our position within the industry as a leader in chartering solutions.

Sale & Purchase

We offer extensive market intelligence in discussing opportunities and market trends with ship owners, report on sales, value vessels, calculate freight earnings, advise on finance and try to find ships for specific employment opportunities.

Riverlake’s sale and purchase department is built up of experienced specialists, whose main purpose is strategic buying and selling. We also help to plan the delivery of vessels for scrapping. Riverlake has established and maintains strong relationships with banks and ship-financing institutions.

Business Intelligence

Riverlake has knowledge and expertise of the shipping markets at a senior level. The Research & Consulting department is built upon more than 30 years of extensive knowledge and experience of the global shipping markets.

The Riverlake European Tanker Index (ReTI)® is Riverlake’s key market index. Covering the whole European wet markets across all sectors.

Our well known Riverlake Tanker Index (R.T.I)® is viewed as being a sector benchmark. Providing daily rates on key routes, and published daily on BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® and REUTERS® and also weekly in Tradewinds®, it is a tool that is tailored for professionals in the maritime industry, the financial services, media and corporate markets.



The Riverlake Group is firmly established as an international brand for professional development. We understand that a large range of skills and tools are necessary to equip shipping industry professionals for success. We provide our clients with high quality training through courses, seminars and workshops enabling both theoretical and practical training.

We have offered many courses to the energy and banking industry. Making the right decision in terms of vessel and charter-party contract may have an important impact on the economics of the deal. We give you an insight into the international shipping markets and explore the important issues involved, from vessel selection, type of vessels, freight costs, fixing procedures, chartering strategy, protection of the environment, liabilities, contracts, regulations, demurrage and documentation.

Where our regular programmes do not suit your needs we provide bespoke training solutions designed to meet your company specific training requirements.

Our training is designed for those involved in transportation of oil products and the downstream market activities such as:

  • Charterers, marketers, importers & exporters of commodities
  • Ship-owners and ship managers
  • Distribution companies
  • Finance institutions involved in cargo, ship and storage financing
  • Government Energy regulators


When fixing ships a quick response to customer requirements is essential. However a prompt, efficient and accurate execution of contracts is of no less importance to us and we realise that closely monitoring the operations of customers is vital for any successful voyage.

Our operations department is manned by skilled and highly motivated staff with years of experience who are committed to providing customers with premium services and are ready to respond to any kind of situation ranging from normal post-fixture operations to emergency response.

With our attention to detail, ability to prioritise and act proactively whilst countering possible problems, we provide our customers with a reliable service that ensures a smooth and trouble free execution of the voyage.