Shipbroker – Chartering broker

As independent shipbrokers, Helmgale offer all types of solutions for worldwide sea transport

Dry bulk cargo

Grain, fertiliser, ore, steel, scrap, forest products, peat moss, salt…

Industrial and engineering projects – heavy lifts

Yachts, cylinders and columns, transformers, reactors, out-of-gauge units, wind power equipment, dismantled factories, rolling, construction and military material, mobile and dismantled cranes.

Offshore operations

Supply and support vessels, towage and barging, rescue and crew boats.

Sale and purchase

All types of commercial vessels.

Roros - Ferries

Voyage and time charters.


In a digital age, we believe that our clients need more than ever a service which is made-to-measure, corresponding exactly to their needs.
Our multilingual staff regularly provide our clients, whether charterers, shipowners, traders or forwarders, with quotes and shipping solutions . Feel free to contact us.

Helmgale’s activities started in 1984 . Formerly part of the Navale Francaise (Montpellier-based shipowner) , Helmgale has been independent since 2007. In a company of human scale our staff benefits from several decades of experience and a network of outstanding clients and partners

Dry bulk cargo

Our clients range from small fertiliser trading companies, many other customers including cereals cooperatives, up to large mining conglomerates . We look for cargo for our owners. We follow the entire voyage , whether one cargo or long term time charter.

Heavy lifts, Industrial and engineering projects

Our experience and close partnership with our selected owners allow us to provide solutions ideally adapted to our clients requests , guaranteeing them success in their projects. During the implementation phase of their projects we participate in initial studies providing our clients with estimations and optimised technical solutions.


Amateurism and chance have no place in a hostile environment such as the high seas.
Whether it be in the oil and gas industry, in windfarm projects or in oceanography, for our clients the appropriate technical solutions and know-how of our partners must be blameless and meet project requirements.
We offer transport solutions for personnel to oil and gas rigs, for barging and towage as well as all other offshore services.


  • Tel : +33 (0) 4 67 58 46 00
  • Email : helmgale@helmgale.fr
  • 26 cours Gambetta bat A
    34000 Montpellier, France