The core of the business activities of the Company is in shipowning and operations. We have a diversified fleet including clean product tankers, dry bulkers and container vessels.
Clean Product Tankers
We operate new-built Clean Petroleum Product (CPP) tankers for sea transportation of petroleum products from refineries in Malaysia and Singapore to local terminals. The tankers are on charter to Petronas and Shell.
As a dynamic shipping company gearing for the new millennium, HMB has established joint-ventures with several entities to spearhead the company’s expansion into shipping, freighting, trading and other transport related activities. (This is crucial for continuous growth of the nation’s economy as well as maritime industry.)
HMB has been involved in the operation of dry bulk carriers to serve in both national and international trades with both owned and chartered Capesize and Panamax vessels which operate in a bulk pool together with its partners.
We operate the largest vessel in the Malaysian Registry performing contracts for Government-owned national facilities. Through our close relationship with leading local and international clients, we plan to increase the tonnage in dry bulk and other trades.
We are also involved in the carriage of Direct Reduced Iron for the National Steel Corporation from various parts of the world.
We currently own and operate container ships which are Malaysian flagged. The vessels are on charter and are trading from the East coast of the United States, Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East and the Far East. The vessels operated by the charterers call at Port Klang, Malaysia’s National Load Centre.
We own and operate training vessels that are used for students undergoing maritime training. The vessels are used as a facility to conduct classes and also serve as a training platform for practical training.
HMB has taken a proactive approach towards vessel management. This has given us the opportunity to develop a core professional ship management team which has the necessary expertise and skills to engage in the management of third party vessels.
We look forward to widening the scope of vessel management as a valuable niche to further strengthen our product base as well as to exploit opportunities in the developing shipping industry in Malaysia.
Our subsidiary company, Prima Shipmanagement Sdn. Bhd provides shipmanagement services, namely crewing, shipboard maintenance, docking, bunkering services, etc. We provide specialised services to vessels owned by HMB as well as to other vessel owners
and operators. We are looking for opportunities with other foreign and local owners to manage their ships using Malaysian crew.
Shipbroking & Shipchartering
With the proven expertise in this area, we act for cargo owners as well as ship owners for the carriage of -cargo and in the sale and purchase of ships. HMB also operates a wholly owned shipbroking company which charters in vessels to service steel products, cement, timber products, scrap, fertilisers and other bulk products. Our services include discharging freighting contracts and undertaking project cargo services.