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About Us


S. Danoff USA Limited is in our 38th year as shipbrokers in Miami, specializing in the timecharter and sale & purchase of container, tweendecker, roll-on/roll-off and bulker vessels. We service North, South, Central American and Caribbean clients including several governments.


We are located in Miami, Florida - the "gateway" to Latin America and the Caribbean. Our modern offices are conveniently situated about ten minutes from the Port of Miami and the Miami International Airport.


Stuart S. Danoff, our founding chairman (deceased 2001) had 25 years prior shipping experience in New York in liner ownership/operations and shipbrokerage. Our president, Michelle D. Merlin, has been with the Company since its inception. Our experienced brokers have a solid and stable background, each having worked for S. Danoff USA Limited no less than 27 years.


We are not 'cable brokers' - all of our tonnage comes either from owners directly or from their exclusive/direct representatives. We only work with direct charterers and thereby establish the shortest brokerage channel possible, i.e. maximum one broker for owners and one for charterers. This is the most cost effective way to charter tonnage in or out. The same principles hold true on our sale and purchase side, where almost every transaction involves either a direct buyer or a direct seller.

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