Our services


Ship brokering and chartering

Whether you have a vessel looking for cargo or vice-versa, our team of independent shipbrokers and charters will find a ship that fits or satisfies your needs in real time and at a competitive market price. Elethu Marine fixes all types of tankers, including but not limited to oil/chemical tankers and LPG/LNG tankers.


Vessel agency

Elethu Marine offers full Agency Services in all South African commercial ports, focusing on tankers and dry-bulk vessels, such as:

  • Port agency

  • Charterers agency

  • Owners protecting agency

  • Cargo protecting agency

  • Husbandry

When using our Agency services, our clients benefit from our trusted network of professionals and suppliers with indepth knowledge of local requirements and solutions tailored to their specific needs.


Bunker Trading

Elethu Marine trades marine fuels to ships passing through or heading to Luanda, Angola, at competitive market price. Our products include:

  • Marine gasoil (MGO)

  • Marine diesel oil (MDO)

  • Intermediate fuel oil (IFO)

  • High sulphur fuel oil (HSFO)

  • Very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO)

  • Ultra-low sulphur fuel oil (ULSFO)


STS bunkering and cargo transfer operations

Elethu Marine applies for and obtains clearance from authorities in South Africa, for ships calling to perform Ship-to-Ship (STS) bunkering or cargo transfer operations offshore and in-port. Our knowledgeable team works with your vessel to plan an STS transfer operation, ensuring that all necessary support services such as berth booking, fendering, mooring, or launch services for offshore operations are in place, and that all applicable regulatory requirements are met both before and during the operation.


Ship inspections

Elethu Marine offers first-class ship inspection services, such as:

  • Pre-purchase, Presale and Asset Condition Inspections

  • Navigation Audits

  • Vetting Support as per VIQ

  • PSC preparations

  • Pre-docking and Drydocking attendance

  • Major repairs attendance and coordination

  • Adhoc superintendent support and visits

  • Vessel takeover inspections and support

  • Incident/damage investigation

Our team of experienced surveyors ensures that inspections are done to the utmost satisfaction of our customers, ensuring regulatory compliance and cost savings. Following the inspection or ship visit, our client receives a complete, quality-assured report, with our enthusiastic team accessible to answer any questions during the inspection and/or review of our inspection reports as an added value to our services.


JV appraisals and management

Meaningful business partnerships that add value and provide long-term benefits are every partner's goal in a commercial project yet are rare to find. Elethu Marine offers comprehensive Joint Venture (JV) appraisals, harnessing maximum benefits in a prospective shipping project from conception to completion, as well as management of the JV from implementation to day-to-day operations. Let us know your shipping projects needs, and we will find a solution that suits you.