Main Contacts

Stuart Allen

Stuart Allen

Stuart Allen began his ship broking career with SSY London. Following a few years training in various departments he moved to SSY's Australian office in Melbourne where he worked for three years.

Stuart then returned to SSY's London office for a further two years before joining Cook Industries in Memphis and Paris where he worked in the transportation division of the grain trading company for 3 years.

In 1976 he returned to broking with Lerbret et Cie SA in Paris, but it was in 1984 that Stuart fulfilled his lifetime ambition with the formation of his own business in the guise of Allen Chartering Limited.

Jiri Podobsky

Jiri Podobsky

Jiri started his shipping career in 1986 with Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping.

While with COS, Jiri worked in the owners' commercial department where he undertook chartering and operations for the dry bulk fleet before moving to their London office.

Jiri stayed with COS until 1999 when he joined Allen Chartering where he is in charge of operations. His expertise and exacting mentality has enabled ACL to develop commercial management to meet the most exacting standards of the 21st Century.

Raluca Matei

Raluca Matei

Having graduated from University with a degree in Economics, Raluca began her shipping career in 2002 while studying for a diploma in Ship Management.

With a broad knowledge of various aspects of the shipping industry, Raluca decided to try her hand in the brokerage business and joined Allen Chartering in 2004.

Involved in operations as well as brokerage, Raluca enjoys fixing ships and getting the best possible deals for Owners.

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