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London, E1 7LP


T: +44(0)20 7377 8773

F: +44(0)20 7247 0440

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General Services
Problem Shipping Loans are expensive in management time and the use of Quantum to supplement the client’s own team ensures that normal lending activities and new opportunities do not have to take second place because of a crisis work out situation with a small portion of the portfolio.

Jean Richards, Quantum’s Chairman, has been providing commercial assistance to shipping investors and bankers since 1984 in her role formerly as Director of Fairwind Shipping Ltd and more recently Quantum Shipping Services Ltd.

Quantum can provide strategic assistance with due diligence, vessel inspection and asset valuation and risk appraisal at commencement of restructuring and can provide management support when practical actions need to be taken. Finally, when needed, Quantum can operate as the de-facto owner of the assets buying back from auction to trade into a better place in the shipping cycle.



Portfolio Review

Quantum is well placed to provide an independent review of a complete shipping portfolio at an early stage in a down cycle to highlight those vessels/owners most likely to be at risk in a prolonged shipping slump. Quantum would draw on historical data, current market trends, vessel specifics, purchase price, chartering strategy, chartering relationships and extensive commercial experience to identify highest risk companies.

Quantum can also work with loan officers to develop a crisis strategy in order to allow for swift actions when problems do arise.

See also our Valuation service for more information        


Corporate Review

A visit to an Owner’s office at an early stage can assist the owner in preparation of realistic cash forecast to present to the credit committee as the basis of restructuring a defaulting loan.  The cost of the activity would be dependent on the size, age and type of the shipping fleet.

See our Due Diligence services for more information         


Strategic Review - Repossession or Support the Owner

Part of the strategic decision making process of a work-out involves establishing the cost effectiveness of a repossession strategy and the real costs of putting an asset through judicial sale at auction.

Quantum’s Chairman, Jean Richards, has been involved in auctions in approximately 10 jurisdictions and brings twenty years of work-out experience to assist lenders to find the right solution.

Quantum understands the need for client confidentiality. Please contact us for more details of our work-out services.


Full Crisis Management

Quantum has set up a network of professionals able to assist on the full range of ship owning services from full technical to broking and commercial management and custodial management. With personnel who have more than thirty years of ship owning, broking and operating, Quantum is able to act as commercial manager and full de-facto owner when the need arises.