Shipbrokers in three geographic areas

International shipbroking markets are in Three Geographic Areas:

  1. America – represented by New York, with assistance from branch offices in San Francisco and Vancouver;
  2. Asia  – Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong,  Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne; and
  3. Europe – Piraeus, Oslo, Hamburg and Copenhagen for owners, Paris for charterers (especially traders of soft commodities) and London, which is still the main centre of international shipbroking, covering approximately 45%  of all world shipping trades. Whilst this is a  reduction  from  the domination of handling 75% of world shipping until 1992, London still covers more than most minor chartering broking centres combined.