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Shipping agency wanted

Shipping agency to buy

  • Sales: 1m to 10m Euro
  • Location: Italy, Switzerland or Monaco
  • Employees: 2-20
  • Reason for acquisition: The buyer wants to expand its position as a leading shipping agency in Italy and neighbouring countries
  • #CFIE T224

Overview shipping agency

A shipping agency with a focus on the oil and gas industry is looking to buy a small or medium sized shipping agency in Italy, Switzerland or Monaco. The preference is on shipping agencies with a focus on the oil and gas industry. The preferred countries for an acquisition of this maritime agency are Italy, Switzerland or Monaco. The company should a small or medium size. The total number of employees can be around 15 employees. More important than revenue the company should have a positive net result (even if it is only small). The target company should act as a vessel agency for gas & oil carriers. The company wanted should preferably not own many assets, but be a working group with deep relations in the gas & oil business. The target should have a high level of expertise in assisting ships, of any type, with total dedication to improving the services in the port.


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Profile (strategy)

The company is active as a maritime agency. It has large know how in the loading and unloading of solid and liquid bulk. The buyer is mainly active with commercial and operational assistance to ships tramp lines and containers. Its activities in ports are performed with its own facilities and a network of sub-agents working on commission of leading shipping companies and maritime agencies.

Activities and services ocean shipping agency to buy

The company wanted should be active as a shipping agents with activities that include:
  • drawing up the documents for the customs and harbour services
  • organizing the supply, transport and the handling of the goods
  • arranging for the necessary ship provisions
  • arranging for storage bunkers if these are needed
  • conveying instructions to and from the ship owner
  • organizing the necessary contacts with the stevedores


  • The company is a middle sized shipping agency with a long history
  • The shipping agency for sale can be incorporated directly into a professional company
  • Many synergies (sharing clients, knowledge, overhead services) can be used directly by the smaller ship broker

Information shipping agency to buy

Please do get in touch if you are interested in learning more about this maritime buyer that is open to acquire a shipping agency in Italy, France or Switzerland.

Note: CFIE only works with formal companies. We do get a lot of requests and it is difficult to follow up on all inquiries from visitors to our website. For each company, we assess the likelihood of a future transaction. We only get back to you if we see a realistic opportunity to do a future acquisition or business sale. In order to increase your chances of receiving a reply as an individual, please explain as much as possible about your personal background, strategy and fit with the target. There is also a possibility that your details will be kept on file and we will get back to you once there is an opportunity to do a transaction. CFIE can’t guarantee you will receive an answer to your request.