Graig has the track-record, experience and entrepreneurial know-how to be your partner in delivering bespoke solutions to meet your shipping-investment and project challenges.
In the mid 1990’s, Graig established a base in China – one of the first UK and European shipping companies to do so, bringing about a proven track record of 25 years of successfully working in China on a wide range of modern newbuilding programmes.
Graig developed an innovative business model to leverage its desire to lead the development of latest “best in Class” modern vessel designs, ordered in volume at selected partnered yards in China and, later, in Vietnam and India. This model was highly successful and was repeated several times. It saw Graig supervise or assist the construction of in excess of 240 newbuildings, alongside structuring, originating and raising billions of project finance for an international client base.
This business model has enabled Graig to develop a track record of high-volume newbuilding transactions and to develop industry leading experience, knowledge and insights, working closely with a global client base.
Graig has a proven track record of managing complex newbuilding programmes and overseeing billions of dollars of vessel orders invested through Asian and particularly Chinese yards. From our office base in Shanghai since 1995, we retain deep knowledge of China, as well as strong connections across the full Chinese landscape: from shipyards through to leasing companies, owners, designers, equipment providers, class societies and more.
Since opening, our Shanghai office can leverage the expert shipyards and shipbuilders that China offers and have since delivered a wide range of new building services in the east for more than 25 years with over 240 projects completed across all vessel types and sizes.
Graig has successfully operated in China for over 25 years and has developed a deep understanding of China ahead of many others. As a consequence of our many years operating there Graig is seen as very credible Connecting Western capital with Eastern projects has been a focus of our activities for many years. . More recently we are connecting Western projects to new sources of Eastern capital, in particular with the emergence of the Chinese financial leasing products where Graig has strong and influential contacts, enabling us to develop structures and solutions to support our clients' needs.
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Graig with its operating divisions harnesses a global workforce, past and present, in order to deliver innovations into the shipping industry. From the latest in fuel-efficient, future-proofed dry bulk designs, to ground-breaking, risk assessed, newbuildings in Vietnam, to overseeing the first Wind Farm Jack Up Installation newbuilding series in China. Graig has continuously led, innovated, and delivered.
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The Diamond 2 Ultramax design aspires to be the class-leading, ECO ship of its type, focusing on high quality, operational efficiency , low fuel consumption and compliance with all environmental standards.
Diamond 2 is a new generation of Ultramax type Bulk Carrier, embracing the latest sustainable thinking and in particular, focused to meet the needs of IMO 2030. Following the successful original Diamond 53 Bulk Carrier, Diamond 2 is designed in close cooperation with cargo and ship owners. The results are impressive, and the design aspires to be the class leading ship of its type.
Since 1995 Graig has signed and made effective 86 shipbuilding contracts of which 18 were in the successful Confidence series and 51 were on the very successful “first“ Diamond programme (Diamond 53 and Diamond 34). These series of vessels cemented Graig’s reputation in China and helped it to develop a large network of contacts at the highest levels.
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"JIC Leasing are proud to be associated with the Graig Group and values their experience and integrity as a trusted partner for structuring and advising on complex shipping opportunities".
“Yangzijiang has a long history of close cooperation with Graig and values their experience as a trusted partner “.
"BOCOMM Leasing are pleased to be associated with the Graig Group and values their experience as a trusted global partner".
"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"