FOUNDED IN 1919
Graig is a privately owned shipowner and maritime financial services company founded in 1919. It has extensive experience and a strong track record of structuring, investing and managing shipping investments around the world, both for private and institutional clients.
Joint venture partners in the highly successful Confidence Series of 650TEU multi-purpose container vessels at Zhonghua Shipyard, China.
Pioneers of the innovative Diamond Series design of dry bulk vessels of which over 110 were contracted to be built with a total value in excess of $2.75billion.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS
The management team consists of highly qualified professionals whose experience is deeply anchored in the shipping industry. Its expertise draws from comprehensive experience of ship management (commercial and technical), finance, restructurings, investment management and brokerage.
The Graig team is led by a group of experts with extensive experience in the maritime industry around the globe
Chairman & CEO
Chairman and CEO of Graig Shipping Plc since 1993. Responsible for group strategy and leader of the senior management team. MBA Henley and B.Sc Hons, Geology, University of Calgary. Deputy Chairman of The Strike Club. Member of the DNV-GL West European owners committee. Member of the Institute of Directors.
Group Finance Director
Group Finance Director since 2008. Responsible for all finance functions. Career highlights include senior team member at Grant Thornton Management Consultancy and Deputy Group Accountant of British Dredging plc. Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 having graduated from Bristol University in 1980 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics and Social History.
Commercial Director since 2008. Responsible for group corporate finance, business development and marketing. Prior to joining Graig, Chris spent seven years with Fortis Bank, latterly as Senior Relationship Manager, shipping finance group, based in Singapore. M.Sc City University Business School, London. B.Sc. Hons. Zoology, Leeds. Member of the Institute of Directors.
Group Technical Director
Group Technical Director since 2010, responsible for ship technical and design matters with 43 years in shipping. A Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. A member of various committees of Class NKK, Class DNV-GL and the British Chamber of Shipping.
"Graig has been one of the bank's longest serving clients of the shipping desk. Over the years we have worked on numerous shipping projects and Graig were founding partners in our equity arm Mass Capital where we still cooperate successfully today."
"DNV-GL has a long history of close cooperation with Graig, in total more than 160 new build contracts covering a wide range of vessels and countries, the most prominent being the Diamond series of dry bulk carriers."
"Graig has proven to be a very knowledgeable and reliable partner to our business. They are quick to react with a high level of expertise and are pro-active in tackling potential issues"
25 YEARS IN CHINA
Graig has a strong presence across the Far East having operated in China for more than 25 years. It can help capitalise and maximise the very best the market has to offer. From concept to delivery, our knowledge and network within the region helps realise global shipping projects for our partners and clients.
This has led to Graig supervising the build of over 150 vessels in China and Asia since 1997.
Graig Shipping Plc
1 Caspian Point
T: +44 2920 440 200
Graig Investments Ltd
(Shanghai Representative Office)
31 Hong Qiao State Guest House,
1591 Hong Qiao Road,
The People’s Republic of China