Our Story

Thurlestone Shipping’s origins begin far earlier than the foundation of the company in 2004.

The picturesque seaside town of Thurlestone, has played host to the summer retreats of company founders Nick Jarvis and Paul Smeaton since childhood and remain, to this day an important part of the family’s life.

In particular, Thurlestone’s historic and iconic navigational waypoint; Thurlestone Rock would later become the catalyst for the company’s foundation with the rock itself emerging as the symbol for the organization.

Over the last 15 years, Thurlestone has developed into a successful market players in the dry bulk, sale and purchase and FFA markets.

2004

THURLESTONE SHIPPING OPENS ITS DOORS IN LONDON IN 2004

The opening of the London office in 2004 coincided with the beginning of China’s commodity super cycle. This resultant boom in the dry bulk markets helped Thurlestone to expand in its formative years.

2006

THURLESTONE BEIJING IS ESTABLISHED AS A RESPONSE TO THE ONGOING EMERGENCE OF CHINA

As the emergence of China begins to change the face of shipping, Thurlestone responds by establishing an office in Beijing in 2006 focused primarily on the growing ship owning sector.

2008

THURLESTONE SINGAPORE FOUNDED TO SUPPORT THE GROWING PRESENCE OF MINING AND COMMIDITES TRADING BUSINESSES IN ASIA

In 2008 Thurlestone Shipping Singapore Pte Ltd opens its doors to support the miners and commodity traders who were rapidly establishing large presences on China’s doorstep. Singapore expands quickly to become home to Thurlestone’s Asian headquarters.

2009

THURLESTONE AUSTRALIA LAUNCHED, FOCUSING ON THE BURGEOING MINING INDUSTRY

Thurlestone Australia establishes their presence in supporting the ever growing mining sector from the major miners to the start-ups looking to ship their first tons.

2012

SALE AND PURCHASE ROARS INTO LIFE AS THURLESTONE MONACO HITS THE START LINE

In 2012 the lights went green for Thurlestone Shipping SARL, Monaco, adding the Sale & Purchase of shipping assets to the Thurlestone’s roster of services

2019
THURLESTONE FINANCIAL LTD ESTABLISHED TO FOCUS ON FFAs.
Complimenting an already strong physical dry bulk and S&P shipping presence, Thurlestone Financial LTD provides our customers with effective hedging solutions in a volatile physical market enabling better control and optionality in their businesses.
Present

In recent years, Thurlestone has opened additional offices in Athens, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Tokyo significantly increasing the company’s presence and services to the clients across the globe.

In 15
years

In 15 years Thurlestone has seen its worldwide presence grow to ten offices across the globe. Our people are experienced shipping professionals offering a broad range of services to our clients. Today, Thurlestone is regarded as one of the World’s leading shipbroking and shipping services providers.

2004

Thurlestone Shipping established in London in 2004

Founded by two long serving dry bulk shipping professionals. Their aspirations to develop a world class, dry cargo shipbroking company coincided with the rise of China as the pre-eminent consumer of industrial commodities. The unprecedented dry bulk freight market boom that resulted enabled Thurlestone to grow rapidly from its very earliest years.

2006

Thurlestone Beijing is established as a response to the emergence of China

As the emergence of China begins to change the face of shipping, Thurlestone responded by establishing an office in Beijing in 2006 focused primarily on the growing ship owning sector.

2008

Thurlestone Singapore is founded to support the mining and commodities trading businesses

In 2008 Thurlestone Shipping Singapore Pte Ltd opened its doors to support the miners and commodity traders who were rapidly establishing large presences on China’s doorstep. Singapore expanded quickly to become home to Thurlestone’s Asian headquarters.

2009

Thurlestone Australia is conceived to focus on the booming mining industry

Thurlestone Australia was conceived to focus on the many mining start-ups looking to ship their first tons.

2012

Thurlestone Monaco opens its doors to concentrate on sales and purchase

In 2012 the lights went green for Thurlestone Shipping SARL, Monaco, adding the Sale & Purchase of shipping assets to the Thurlestone’s roster of services

2019

Thurlestone Financial LTD established to focus on FFAs

Complimenting an already strong physical dry bulk and S&P shipping presence, Thurlestone Financial LTD provides our customers with effective hedging solutions in a volatile physical market enabling better control and optionality in their businesses.
Present

Latterly dry cargo chartering offices have been added in Athens, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo and Tokyo with the addition of freight derivative (FFA) desks in both London and Singapore.

In 15
Years

In 15 years Thurlestone has seen its worldwide presence grow to ten offices around the world. Its people are experienced shipping professionals offering a broad range of skills. Today, Thurlestone is regarded as one of the world’s leading shipbroking and shipping services providers.