About Us

Next Shipping aims to bring the Next Generation of Quality Asset Management, Ship Chartering, Commercial Management, and Maritime Services by combining years of traditional experience with cutting edge technology. Headquartered at Singapore, we provide services around the world through our global network of offices and our partner network. We aim to meet the ever-increasing demands of various stakeholders by providing innovative solutions and to be a reliable partner for Dry Bulk, Tanker and Gas Shipping.

Our Partners

Supported by SingFuels We offer investors and ship owners value creation, global market access and enhanced performance through managed pools offering commercial and operational expertise. We offer our charters and commercial partners the highest quality service.


Our mission is to be a premier shipping company providing total transport solutions in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner by harnessing the power of Technology and Innovation.


We strive to be the benchmark for innovative and high-quality shipping services to our customers.

Management Team

Our dedicated team has both extensive and wide-ranging industry experience, having worked for and with first-class ship owners and ship management companies, spanning across multiple shipping segments.

Capt. Ravi Somakumar (Managing Director)

Ravi brings over 25 years of shipping experience to the team. He is a Master Mariner with extensive sea-going experience having sailed with one of the largest ship managers on most vessel types including Bulk Carriers, Oil & Product Tankers and Very Large Gas Carriers. After joining ashore in Singapore he has extensive experience heading Operations, Commercial, Chartering and Quality Management.

Subsequently, he joined as Director with a niche ship owning, chartering and commercial management company operating a fleet of Gas Carriers, Tankers, and Bulk Carriers. His experience spans ship financing activities, corporate restructuring and management consulting.

Having graduated with a Master of Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University Singapore and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, he also has been involved in various International committees and consultancy projects for major ship owners and Investors.