In this new blog series, we are excited to share spotlights on some of the different member companies within the Association. In our first article, we spoke to the team at DSB Offshore, one of our Associate Members to find out more about their story and journey into the marine industry.
After more than 40 years of experience and a well-established international network of owners and operators, DSB’s team of London-based specialist shipbrokers handles individual requirements for purchase or charter/rent of vessels, wherever in the world. As shipbrokers, DSB handles the sale, purchase and chartering of vessels with a particular emphasis on jack-ups, which have been a core specialism since David Durnford-Slater set up the brokerage in 1981. As a family company they consider sound relationships with clients to be paramount and strive to act with integrity and transparency in their dealings with customers.
DSB has been a member of IJUBOA since its inception and have encouraged jack-up owners to join. They are happy to support and promote IJUBOA, as it furthers training of operators and improves safety in the operation of jack-up barges worldwide, which they see as a critical need.
DSB Offshore has been involved in the chartering and sale of jack-ups for a multitude of uses and in a variety of industries - offshore accommodation, windfarm construction & maintenance, marine civil construction (both ports and LNG terminals), port infrastructure (as temporary quays) to name but a few. This testifies to the versatility of the jack-up as a tool and they believe there are many uses to which jack-ups can be put, which are yet to be discovered.
DSB also carry out valuations of jack-ups on behalf of banks, insurance companies and owners.
DSB has close relationships with many of our Full Member companies and values its close relationships of trust with jack-up operators. Over the years (and currently) DSB has been privileged to be engaged as exclusive brokers for construction companies and owners, such as Thames Tideway, Jan De Nul, A2Sea and FCBC (Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors) amongst others, for the disposal of its assets.
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