Shipping Related Activities and Ship Repair Services

Ship Registration and Management

Description

Curacao offers foreign ship owners professional ship registration, including Bareboat In and Out, which (except for Bareboat out) allows the vessel to carry the Netherlands Kingdom flag.

Shipping companies with their vessels registered in the Curacao ship register and their management (partly) residing in Curacao qualify for certain tax-options.

Paradigm

We are looking for shipowners/charterers that have an interest in:

  • the potential of the Netherlands Antilles Ship Register and
  • in the (tax and other) facilities that come with ship registration in Curacao.
Matching Firm Partner

COUNTRY: Netherlands Antilles & Aruba
FIRM: Zielinski & Gonzales
CONTACT: Mr. Lex Gonzales


Transshipment - Entry to the EU Market

Description

Curacao, as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, offers unique trade opportunity with the EU on special conditions that apply only for the LGO's (Countries and Territories Overseas). Curacao has legislation that allows for goods transshipment from the country of origin to the EC market.

Under the LGO rules of the EU, certain trade with the EU market are allowed from Curacao, provided that the traded goods undergo certain processes.

Paradigm

We are looking for traders/shippers with an interest in the EU market.

Matching Firm Partner

COUNTRY: Netherlands Antilles & Aruba
FIRM: Zielinski & Gonzales
CONTACT: Mr. Lex Gonzales


Ship Repair Services

Description

Curacao owns Curacao Drydock Company Inc ("CDM"). CDM has experience for a wide variety of vessels; Tankers (oil, product, chemical and gas), Bulk Carriers, Containerships, Ferries, Tugs, Cable Layers, AHTS and Pipe Laying Barges. Additionally CDM takes care of specialized vessels like Cruise Ships, Navy and Offshore Support Vessels and LNG Carriers.

CDM is a repair yard that is able to cater to a wide variety of commercial vessels in need of repairs and/or improvements.

Efforts to privatize the company have not been successful so far. Management contracts are relatively short term.

CDM is in need of investments that the Curacao public owner cannot provide.

Paradigm

We are looking for (1) an investment partner that wants to participate in or take over the CDM, and (2) for shipowners/charterers that have an interest in docking/repairing their vessels at CDM.

The primary business opportunity is for an investor/partner with the financial capability to purchase the controlling interest in the CDM and to provide the necessary investments (including management and training) to keep the CDM first in its regional league.

The secondary business opportunity is for a specialist marketing and management group to run the CDM operations for a prolonged period of time on a profit sharing basis.

The third business opportunity lies in an active business relationship between the CDM and the Isla Refinery and the Isla Refinery products shipping companies.

Matching Firm Partner

COUNTRY: Netherlands Antilles & Aruba
FIRM: Zielinski & Gonzales
CONTACT: Mr. Lex Gonzales