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About us

Hartel Shipping & Chartering B.V. was founded December 1990 by John Hartman and John Brobbel, both having more than 20 years of experience in chartering business. Since January 2008 Mr John Hartman is enjoying his early retirement and the company is now fully owned by Mr John Brobbel.
Hartel started purely as brokering company. After approximately 5 years it was noticed that there was a need of vessels between Continent and East Mediterranean, able to handle BreakBulk and especially Project Material.
This was the beginning of Hartel’s service between Continent and East Mediterranean / Black Sea v.v.. At present Hartel operate 5 modern tweendeckers which are on long term Time Charter with their principal, carrying Project Materials for major engineering companies and project forwarders.
Hartel has built up a reliable reputation amongst ship owners, cargo owners and forwarders, same has been achieved by excellent performance, trust and honesty.
Therefore we value long term business relationships with our contractual partners providing first class and timely performance on each shipment.