In 1991 Australian National Line and Associated Steamships formed a joint venture, which saw the beginnings of ASP Ship Management.

The acquisition in 1997 by the current major shareholder was the catalyst to take what was purely an Australian Ship Management business and developed ASP into what it is today, a Global Third Party Ship Manager and Maritime Service Solutions provider, with fully established and owned operating offices and crew management offices  in Europe, Indian Sub-Continent, Asia and Australasia.  

The ASP Group provides a complete range of integrated Maritime Service Solutions to a long standing and reputable client base. These services include the traditional 3rd Party Technical Ship Management Services and Crew Management Services, employing over 200 highly skilled shore based staff and some 2500 seafarers with skill sets equipped to service our diverse fleet portfolio from Tanker, Bulk Carrier, Container, Offshore and other ship types.

Through our reputation for technical excellence the ASP Group now engages in long-term Time Charter activity both, in Australia and New Zealand involving critical supply chain distribution of refined products around those coast lines and bunker supplies in major ports.

In addition the ASP Group also offers Ship Agency Services in Singapore, Marine Travel Services based in a number of our operating offices covering both executive travel as well as the movement of seafarers around the Globe. 

Our regional approach to service delivery ensures we are never far from our clients and enables us to provide expert advice and expertise on local issues and legislation particularly relevant in the likes of the Australian and New Zealand environments.  

A combination of traditional marine skills combined with modern IT makes the ASP Group leading in the field of third party ship management , cooperating with established Ship Owners, Charterers, Trading Houses, Operators, Ship Brokers, Financial Institutions, Insurance Brokers and other stakeholders within the global maritime cluster.