OceanCrest Transport Inc is considered one of the world’s most prestigious companies for chartering, shipping and logistics operations. With its head office based in Montreal, Canada, the company has earned the respect of the entire shipping community on an international level. The company’s European branch is strategically located in Geneva, right in the middle of the grain trade. Both the Montreal and Geneva-based offices co-operate to offer continuous and uninterrupted service at all times. Our bridge is always on the watch. With a combined 50-year experience, our team has accumulated a variety of resources and knowledge shaping our stellar reputation as honest, discrete, responsible, hardworking and enthusiastic. OceanCrest Transport Inc has built a vast network of partners, especially in the African trade since the company’s main focus primarily targets the Atlantic basin. In addition to that, our company is one of a select few with expertise in multiple discharge port operations with bulk cargo in or out of any destination. OceanCrest Transport Inc always aims for excellence and works in the utmost professional approach to chartering and operating vessels to ensure very fast delivery. Our core business is the management of our voyages from beginning to end, including: Fixing vessels at competitive rates. Arranging and coordinating full operating services from load to discharge berths at destination, which includes appointing and supervising agents, surveyors, stevedores and inspectors. This is done with a vast repertoire of expertise in the shipping community while always ensuring full confidentiality and special care of our customers’ cargoes. Negotiating the most efficient stow plans in conjunction with multiple ports of discharge in an aim to attain the best possible economy of scale result. Calculating and negotiating bunkers which include arranging for fueling vessels while at berth, via barge or ship to ship bunkering off shore. Sending our experts to the discharge ports to ensure smooth discharging operations of our vessels with little or no delay, weather permitting; while supervising to make sure that all the cargo is delivered with as little shortages as possible. We are proud to combine our first class shipping services with exclusive specialties: The ability to accurately interpret constantly moving and trending freight markets, and produce market reports for our clients accordingly. The capability of offering freight services on both Time Charter and Voyage basis. The possession of a linked platform of intelligence to follow all of our vessels and have a constant look at the world freight business. The construction, supervision and installation of several types of hold separations when required. The correlation with a solid judicial department with specialists in all aspects of our trading areas. The perfect knowledge and experience in several load ports areas, particularly in Canada and France (Europe). OceanCrest Transport Inc’s low profile strategy and method of operating enable it to ensure a professional relationship with the most reputable Ship Owners throughout the world that is second to none. OceanCrest is known as being trustworthy, reliable and accountable while exercising all of its functions and responsibilities. Those assets are the pillars behind a healthy correlation with a vast number of successful Ship Owners seeking to regularly fix Ocean Crest vessels. Working through a small group of elite brokers, OceanCrest has a particular exclusive position in Canada due to its experience in the business and its continuously growing continental reputation. In addition to the above and through its first-class chartering clients, a large range of international commodity trading companies appreciate OceanCrest’s tailor-made and distinct services. TONY PORRACCIO is our Canadian CEO, with over 30 years of vast experience ranging from grain, to shipping and other related markets. With his good communication skills and friendly respectful approach, Tony knows the need to service and fully meets the requirements of clients; he stands firm on getting the job done while satisfying all parties involved. STEPHANE GAYTE is our European desk manager with over 15 years of experience in the shipping community. He is able to manage both port and vessel operations and quickly resolve any related issue. His expertise and precise attention to details give him an advantage to foresee any problem that might occur on a daily basis; Stephane lets very little get past him, if anything at all. ANNA DI LELLA is our back office and operation manager. She controls and ensures that every task in our business is executed in a timely manner in order to maintain continuity of the process from beginning to end. Actively involved in every aspect of our organization since more than 20 years, Anna is an instrumental member to our reputation. NINA FORLINI is OceanCrest’s welcoming voice and a highly important supporting role to all her colleagues. Being well informed of all the aspects of the business, Nina is Anna’s assistant as well as her back up; and with her dedication and hard work she is an important member of our team.

Company

York Overseas Ltd is considered one of the world’s most prestigious companies for chartering, shipping and logistics operations.

With its head office based in Hamilton, Bermuda, the company has earned the respect of the entire shipping community on an international level. The company’s European branch is strategically located in Geneva, right in the middle of the grain trade. Both the Montreal and Geneva-based offices co-operate to offer continuous and uninterrupted service at all times. Our bridge is always on the watch.

With a combined 50-year experience, our team has accumulated a variety of resources and knowledge shaping our stellar reputation as honest, discrete, responsible, hardworking and enthusiastic.

York Overseas Ltd has built a vast network of partners, especially in the African trade since the company’s main focus primarily targets the Atlantic basin.  In addition to that, our company is one of a select few with expertise in multiple discharge port operations with bulk cargo in or out of any destination.

York Overseas Ltd always aims for excellence and works in the utmost professional approach to chartering and operating vessels to ensure very fast delivery.

Services

Our core business is the management of our voyages from beginning to end, including:

Specialties

We are proud to combine our first class shipping services with exclusive specialties:

Network

York Overseas Ltd’s low profile strategy and method of operating enable it to ensure a professional relationship with the most reputable Ship Owners throughout the world that is second to none.

York Overseas is known as being trustworthy, reliable and accountable while exercising all of its functions and responsibilities. Those assets are the pillars behind a healthy correlation with a vast number of successful Ship Owners seeking to regularly fix York Overseas vessels.

Working through a small group of elite brokers, York Overseas has a particular exclusive position in Canada due to its experience in the business and its continuously growing continental reputation.

In addition to the above and through its first-class chartering clients, a large range of international commodity trading companies appreciate York Overseas’ tailor-made and distinct services.

Team

Hamilton

Thierry Reiter is the president of York Overseas Ltd, with more than 40 years of experience in the maritime industry. His extensive knowledge in the grain trade and international shipping makes him a key player in our organization. Thierry meticulously manages York’s business to ensure our customers’ ultimate satisfaction.

Marcia Furtado, in charge of the business operations, is the manager at York Overseas Ltd’s head office. With a wide experience and deep knowledge in international shipping, Marcia provides a reliable support and consistent execution of our operations. Her thorough attention to detail is a guarantee of our know-how.


Montreal

Tony Porraccio is our Canadian CEO, with over 30 years of vast experience ranging from grain, to shipping and other related markets. With his good communication skills and friendly respectful approach, Tony knows the need to service and fully meets the requirements of clients; he stands firm on getting the job done while satisfying all parties involved.

Stéphane Lavoie is our Saint Lawrence expert. With over 25 years experience as a shipping agent in the Quebec region, he possesses exceptional knowledge with the logistical handling and pressures in North America . He brings to our chartering department technical expertise instrumental to the success of our operations.

Anna Di Lella is our back office and operation manager. She controls and ensures that every task in our business is executed in a timely manner in order to maintain continuity of the process from beginning to end.  Actively involved in every aspect of our organization since more than 20 years, Anna is an instrumental member to our reputation.

Nina Forlini completes our operations department. In support of Anna, she brings precision and attention to detail in all administrative and accounting related operations. Her skills in the grain Fobing activities are an additional asset to her daily functions.

Alexandra Knox is the welcoming voice at York Overseas. Her background in administration is a valuable asset to the team.


Geneva

Stephane Gayte is our European desk manager with over 15 years of experience in the shipping community. He is able to manage both port and vessel operations and quickly resolve any related issue. His expertise and precise attention to details give him an advantage to foresee any problem that might occur on a daily basis; Stephane lets very little get past him, if anything at all.

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Latest St-Lawrence conditions

The ice condition in the St. Lawrence has become particularly severe; ice coverage has at least tripled in the past month and in some areas ice thicknesses range between 30 and 70 centimeters.
The cold weather and the large abundance of snow contributed to this difficult winter.
Last week a large ice jam blocked the Les Escoumins area in both directions.
The wind which is currently blowing in a North-East direction is certainly not working in our favor; this will change during the spring once it blows South-East which will help push the ice out.
In addition to the extreme weather, there we have been experiencing some breakdowns with our aging fleet of ice breakers which is causing more delays.

February 20th, 2018

York OverIce

This season’s freezing temperatures are causing major ice accumulation in the St. Lawrence, thus reducing maritime traffic and announcing a very harsh winter.
Ice formation started before the Christmas break reaching rarely attained levels in early January, especially in the salty waters of the Golf of the Saint Lawrence.
In recent days, strong winds (up to 100 km/h) have slowed down the ice formation; however due to considerably cooled water temperatures, thicknesses of up to 1 meter are expected.
The photos are of our first vessel for 2018 navigating through the Saint Lawrence.

January 15th, 2018

Season’s Greetings

December 21st, 2017

New horizon

New horizon

Our new office Open House held on June 19th was a great success with more than a hundred guests in attendance.
We thank all of our partners and friends who joined us to celebrate this happy event.

July 26th, 2017