SDW initially specialised purely within the shipping & freight forwarding sector, in which the company has grown over the last 15 years to become the UKs ‘go to’ recruiter for the industry.

In 2014, SDW launched a specialist division concentrating purely on recruiting for the commercial shipping/marine sector, in which we are proud to be the trusted recruitment partner of choice to many ship operators, charterers and trading companies not only in Europe but worldwide.

The team at SDW have the expertise, exposure & network to solve your recruitment challenges, albeit contract or permanent.

Our network of contacts in the industry allows us access to the best candidates in your specialist field at all levels. Our specialisms include but are not limited to:

  • Operations/Ship Management
  • Chartering
  • Brokerage/Trading

Our Commercial Shipping division is a small, expanding team headed up by Daniel Martin who has extensive commercial shipping experience having worked for one of the leading Ship Agency companies, dealing with a varied client-base, continually assisting terminals, charterers & vessel operators with a full comprehensive service allowing them to meet their commercial needs – so ideally placed to assist our clients with their recruitment needs, albeit at operator or director level.
Supply Chain Recruitment Agencies Commercial Shipping

For more information on our commercial shipping division, please contact Dan Martin on +44 (0) 23 8033 6633

or email Dan directly on