HC Shipping and Chartering
H.C. Shipping & Chartering was established on 1st November 1997 by Mark Collins and Mark Harrison and in association with Clarksons plc.
Mark Collins and Mark Harrison, both experienced short sea brokers, had decided they needed a fresh challenge and Clarksons, despite being one of the worlds biggest shipbrokers had no presence in the wide and varied short sea market.
What better solution than to join forces and form H.C SHIPPING & CHARTERING LTD.
This provided the opportunity for the two brokers to enter the short sea arena with the formidable backing of Clarksons whilst at the same time providing the latter with the opportunity of adding short sea chartering to it’s already impressive portfolio.
The company is now in its 14th year of trading and has steadily built its activity and reputation over that period. After working initially from a small rented office in Hull city centre, in 2005 the company purchased an 18th century Georgian town house in picturesque Prince Street (pictured) situated in the old town and from where it is now based. In February 2011 HC celebrated the conclusion of its 10,000th fixture and in the same month established a new branch office in Vlaardingen headed up on a permanent basis by Kristian Barford.