EXE Shipping

Specialist in the European Short Sea market

Exe Shipping was formed in 2010 to consolidate the activities and expertise of two existing companies and to re-establish their position as specialist ship owners in the European Short Sea market. We are based in Devon and together with our Dutch partners we jointly own a number of vessels with plans for further expansion in the near future. To reflect our geographical location all our vessels are named after West Country rivers.

Asset Management

We work closely with a number of U.K. and International banks and finance houses for whom we provide guidance and expertise in handling all aspects of repossessions, disposals etc. We understand the need for confidentiality and our flexible approach minimizes unnecessary costs and ensures a clean and efficient outcome for our clients.

Technical Services

With our own team of dedicated experts and engineers we provide a comprehensive in house technical service to the vessels in our fleet no matter when or where this is required. This improves efficiency, controls cost and ensures minimum down time. Our team is available to provide this service to outside clients on a competitive cost basis.

Sales and Purchase

Apart from sourcing and negotiating our own acquisitions, as part of our service to clients  we have recently been successful in executing the sale of a number of vessels to markets as diverse as the eastern Mediterranean, Red Sea, Caribbean and northern Europe.


Our chartering team work closely with brokers and charterers for spot, timecharter, project and heavy lift business. We regularly seek new avenues of employment for our vessels and strive to develop fresh alliances, at the same time we understand that our returning customers are paramount to our success. We place a large emphasis on added value to each and every one of our clients offering full operational support with our experienced in house post fixture team contactable 24 hours a day.


Head Office:

EXE Shipping Ltd

Powderham Manor,



Devon EX6 8JJ



+44 (0) 1626 890148





Simon Lyon-Smith (Director)

Mobile: +44 (0) 7974 575708

Email: sls@exeshipping.co.uk


Thomas Sommer FICS ( Chartering)

Mobile: +44 (0) 7918 073556

Email: tsommer@exeshipping.co.uk


Ireneusz Poniedzialek (Marine Superindendant)

Mobile: +44 (0) 7557 279184

Email: eponiedzialek@op.pl