are you an expert in the seafreight container business in your region

and looking for a way to grow?

Trade challenges

  • East-West Trades controlled by Group of 4 with ever larger Vessels
  • Overcapacity
  • Transparent and unpredictable Markets
  • Fierce Competition - just a Click away
  • Profit Margin under Pressure

Our solution

more business through worldwide combined purchase power

Our company

Ocean Bridge Lines, the worldwide seafreight container network, is an ambitious joint venture between two companies with solid reputations: Ahlers and Syntrans

Our approach

  • we offer innovative (it) services

  • we reward
    an aggressive new business approach

  • we share
    know-how with network & business members

Our tools

  • CPM desk

    Central Procurement Management combines volume in order to get more favorable proposals from shipping lines. Through long-standing relationships with pricing desks and decision makers we are able to negotiate the best rates for our trades.

  • House bill of loading

    Our HBL is legally insured, FMC bond filed and China MOC approved. This important document differentiates us clearly from the local small player, gives us extra exposure and ensures both our members and our clients of premium service quality.

  • Brokerage chartering desk @ Singapore

    For more than 20 years, the OBL team in Singapore has been working directly with Breakbulk and Heavy Lift owners. We are a certified member of Institute of Charterers Shipbrokers UK. Therefore we can negotiate and conclude agreements on your behalf, worldwide.

  • Rates database application

    Our very user-friendly Rates Database Application gives each member the ability to make a quote in a split second and to share the best negotiated prices. The use of RDA boosts business considerably, both on a sales and an operational level.

  • Marketing

    Ocean Bridge Lines considers marketing to be an important tool: to reach certain business targets, and to promote our members with classic and digital media, in the OBL Network and outside.

We offer

  • more buying power
    by combining volume

  • joint forces
    to negociate seafreight

  • market knowledge
    & network built over years

  • limited membership
    without direct competition

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