IFCHOR GALBRAITHS has a staff of over 300 people and comprises a network of 21 offices delivering chartering and S&P services for the dry bulk and tanker markets.

Active in dry and wet segments, joining forces will allow us to add greater value to customers by further investing in research, digitalization, data services and growing our global presence.

Together we will be able to create more opportunities for our existing customers, and also attract new customers thanks to the wealth of market intelligence resulting from the merger. We are determined to expand growth areas such as gas, offshore renewables and finance, and support our clients’ carbon management.




Shipbrokers IFCHOR and Galbraiths are pleased to announce the signing of the merger agreement between the Parties, with integration of the new combined group now well underway. The new entity will comprise of 21 offices with personnel of more than 300 people.

Since our announcement in November of our intention to merge, we have been delighted by the positive feedback from colleagues and clients around the world. Joining forces is driven by an opportunity to add more value to our clients through a wider network, better research and greater digitalization to meet the challenges of a fast-evolving shipping industry.

We expect that the full integration of the Group to be finalised within the first quarter of 2023 and will update our website as this process finalizes.

Why are we merging ?

Today, experience, size and geographical reach are vital for shipbrokers to provide their clients the best service.

Who we are

IFCHOR is a highly competitive, growing, international shipbroking company. We provide extensive shipping market coverage, shipbroking expertise and a fully integrated service to regional and global clients. We offer dry and wet bulk chartering, sale & purchase, research and decarbonisation advisory services.

IFCHOR has earned the trust of its clients by providing a service based on integrity, discretion, intelligence and professionalism for over 45 years.

The company is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland with a network of 15 offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and the USA.

We deliver a high quality, service minded approach through a proactive team of brokers and back-office staff.


Galbraiths is one of the world’s most respected shipbroking houses, combining local knowledge with a global perspective since 1845. From our headquarters in London, to our offices in the world’s leading shipping markets, our goal is to supply our global customers with an unparalleled quality service.

We provide a comprehensive package of shipbroking services across the shipping sectors with a leading position in tanker chartering and sale & purchase. These departments are supported by specialist research, financial advisory services and carbon management.

Our proud history spans 177 years of shipping markets and is built around a highly dedicated and professional team.


Contact us


Place Pepinet, 1, 1003 Lausanne
TEL : +41 21 310 31 31


Bridgegate House, 124-126 Borough High Street
London SE1 1BL
TEL :  +44 20 7378 6363