Sono provides comprehensive Commercial Management for owners and
potential investors looking to out-source this vital component of
realizing their assets' value.
We have excellent market coverage and a well-established name on
which our principals can depend. Over the years the team has
concluded many contracts of affreightment, voyages, long term period
charters and single trips, always tailored to each client's unique
We have built a formidable portfolio of regular business with cargo,
brokering and tonnage interests all over the world; all of which is
at the disposal of our associates for as long or short as their
needs require. Sono can market, collect, negotiate and conclude
business on your vessel's behalf.
Our primary goal is always to work as closely as possible with our
customer. Whilst benefiting from the easy, cost-efficient
flexibility of out-sourcing these management services, you can rely
on constant updates and 24/7 contact. We remain fully responsive and
are always ready to offer new counsel on how best to maximize the
earning potential of each vessel under our control.
One of the most important functions we can offer is operational
efficiency. Our operations team is steeped in experience and can be
trusted to stay focused and vigilant whilst tracking your vessel's
progress in port and at sea.
Our clients benefit from our long term relationships with agencies,
agency monitoring entities, weather routing companies, port captains
and bunkering companies. Sono's extensive network of tried and
tested contacts routinely minimizes the 'stealth' costs that can
cripple a fleet's earnings when poorly managed.
Whether passing on the simplest of voyage instructions and notices,
or wrangling through the most complex of demurrage disputes, our
operations staff always aspire to be thorough and precise.
Most often we provide Operations Management in tandem with
Commercial Management, however this service is available as a
stand-alone function. We have the capacity to take on single voyages
for customers looking to out-source only sporadically.
Finance / Control
Sono's long experience in the dry cargo market makes us well
positioned to counsel prospective newcomers on valuations and
amortized structuring options for purchasing vessels. Furthermore we
are well placed to guide buyers through our contacts at many Sale +
Purchase shipbroking channels, ensuring a broad range of competitive
Alongside our commercial and operational management services, our
finance team follows up every detail with rigorous, honest and
accurate accounting. Clear financial reporting is a key component of
all of our management services, irrespective of how integrated in
our clients' corporate structure these services become.
Control and persistence in chasing up outstanding incoming payments
are an unfortunate but integral part of maintaining a fleet's
cash-flow. Perhaps more importantly efficient and timely execution
of outgoings is a mandatory facet of building a reputation in
shipping. Sono's finance team are experts in such transactions with
agencies and banks all over the world, and our customers can rely on
our valuable network, knowledge and favorable credit lines with
bunker suppliers, technical management and other such entities.
An often overlooked aspect of any smooth shipping operation is
administrative precision. All of our out-sourced management services
are documented clearly through our operating system and detailed
reports can be made available at a moment's notice. This is most
important and clear in our input and tracking of vessel fixtures.
We also pride ourselves on the thorough execution of the contracts
we write, and work hard to ensure that not only are the very best
terms secured, but that the charter parties are efficiently and
accurately drawn up. Our team is available to produce charter
parties as a stand alone out-sourced service; such service of course
is provided with the strictly confidential and discreet
professionalism which Sono applies to all areas of its business.