Dubai Trading Agency Group (“the Group”) has its origins in Dubai Trading Agency LLC, which was established in 1973. Over the years, the business of Dubai Trading Agency LLC has expanded globally and grown to include several subsidiaries and associate businesses having offices in New York, UK, Singapore, Pakistan and India. Primarily the focus of the group has been on the recycling market; buying vessels targeted for recycling from ship owners world-wide and selling them to the ship recyclers in the Subcontinent, Turkey and China.
In order to more effectively manage this network of related businesses, senior management has created the Dubai Trading Agency Group as the quasi-holding company for all of the various interests. The group is active in the areas of ship recycling, shipping services, port agency services and is one of the largest cash buyers in the market, having purchased over 1800 vessels to date.