Who We Are

At a glance

  • The Shaikh family have over 65 years experience as ship owners and operators.
  • Over the last three decades, Tomini have owned some 120 ships and performed over a thousand voyages with chartered vessels, commercially managed by Alpina Shipping.
  • Tomini have a strategic partnership with Alpina Chartering ApS in Denmark that spans 35 years.
  • Tomini is ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 18001:2007 certified and committed to the highest levels of environmental, quality and health  and safety management.
  • Three Ultramax bulk carrier newbuildings on order with deliveries scheduled to conclude in 2019.
  • Three Kamsarmaxes bulk carrier newbuildings on order with deliveries scheduled for the middle of 2019, which will take the fleet to 17 modern vessels.
  • 1952

    Tomini Shipping founded in Karachi, to move cotton to buyers with a regular liner service between Pakistan and Bangladesh

  • 1974

    The fleet was nationalized on 1 January 1974 and the family moved their activities to London

  • 1976

    The family managed a fleet of tweendeckers with London as their base

  • 1982

    Tomini establishes a strategic partnership with Alpina Chartering Aps in Denmark

  • 2004

    Tomini moves operations to Dubai to provide a strategic hub to grow the business

  • 2010

    Tomini Shipping continues to focus exclusively on dry bulk as the core business, while waiting for market conditions to be favorable for new bulk carrier orders

  • 2013

    Nine Ultramax bulkers ordered from CIC Jiangsu Shipyard

  • 2014

    The group move into their current state-of-the-art headquarters

  • 2016

    Five modern Panamax bulkers purchased on the secondhand market
    Tomini Symphony (63,590 DWT) and Tomini Harmony (63,590 DWT) are delivered

  • 2017

    Tomini Destiny (63,615 DWT) and Tomini Unity (63,593 DWT) are delivered
    Tomini orders three Ultramaxes from CIC Jiangsu Shipyard and three Kamsarmaxes from Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding Co

  • 2018

    Tomini Dynasty (63,657 DWT), Tomini Liberty (63,511 DWT) and Tomini Prosperity (63,503 DWT) are delivered.