If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, GO TOGETHER.
- African proverb


A ship sale and purchase broker for almost 30 years, John spent the first two decades of his career working in London for some of the best known names in the industry. Having commenced his training under the tutelage of industry veteran Frank Cordell at J.E. Hyde, he went on to work for Eggar Forrester (CW Kellock) and then with Capital shipbrokers. Together with his young family, John moved to Asia in 2006 to take up the role of head of Sale and Purchase for Simpson Spence and Young in Singapore, leaving their employ in July of 2015 to establish Avalon Shipbrokers.


Skype sandroyap

A fluent Bahasa speaker, Sandro has been a Sale and Purchase broker for 10 years during which time he has largely dedicated himself to the interests of his Indonesian clientele. Indonesia’s wealth of raw materials and the wide array of maritime needs required to bring them to market has ensured that his shipping knowledge extends across the entire spectrum of cargo carrying vessels.


Skype akwoh

A graduate of the National University of Singapore and formerly with United Overseas Bank in Singapore, Aloy has eight years of broking experience. A proven deal-maker and fluent in Mandarin Aloy’s focus remains the local owners in Singapore and exploiting his language skills to engage with many owners and shipyards in China.


Skype hieu_snp

Nguyen Tran Trung Hieu graduated from one of Vietnam’s most prestigious maritime universities in 2006. Having served as an engineer on a number of merchant vessels he resumed his career ashore as a marine surveyor in Vietnam. ‘Hieu’ has made his home in Singapore and has been a broker for the last four years. His combination of commerical acumen and with technical knowledge has made him an invaluable member of the team and a go-to for sale and purchase business in Vietnam.