In our previous companies we tried to position ourselves as international players and act globally. In our experience, it did not really work. Shipbroking remains an industry, which is based on relationships. Very few people can be open with the foreign broker and ready to do business with him. That is why we decided that KALINKA will honestly name itself a Russian brokerage and will declare its mission in bridging the Russian market with the rest of the world. That is what in fact we have been doing for years. We do not have specialisation on the types or sizes. We have a number of close clients in different segments (mostly for small tankers, ferries, tugs, small dry cargo, Handy size bulkers) for whom we have been acting on a sole basis on S&P.
With our co-brokers we pursue the «old style ethics». We always keep the established channel and support our friends co-brokers. The market sees only our direct/exclusive offers and enquiries. We do never recirculate others’ offers.
KALINKA SHIPPING LTD is managed by its founder Mr.Evgeniy Dolgikh. Prior to starting his own company Evgeniy worked as ship sale and purchase broker in various international and Russian broking houses - Poul Christensen Shipping, UNIGULS Maritime, CMS Shipping. Evgeniy holds an MSc in Shipbuilding Technology from St-Petersburg State Maritime Technical University, MBA in Shipping and Logistics from the Copenhagen Business School, Diploma in Ship Finance from the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and Diploma in Valuation from St-Petersburg State University.