York Overseas

York Overseas is an internationally renowned chartering, shipping and logistics company. Based in Geneva, Switzerland and Montreal, Canada, the company enjoys the unanimous respect of the shipping community. 

York Overseas

Chartering Vessels

for the African Milling Sector from Origin to Destination

What we do

The core activity of York Overseas is the comprehensive management of maritime transport from ports of origin to unloading at every African destination.


We coordinate all operations smoothly, appointing and supervising agents, inspectors, stevedores and controllers.


York Overseas manages loading plans, maximising economies of scale. We organise the fueling of vessels and send our experts on-site to supervise all operations at the destination.

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Our Strength

- Understanding large maritime flows to interpret trends in a continually moving market.


- Monitoring and intelligence tools to track all chartered vessels and optimally manage the fleet in operation.


- An extended network in numerous loading areas, particularly North America, South America, Europe and the Black Sea.

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- Operational excellence in chartering vessels serving multiple clients and multiple ports of discharge while minimizing logistics risks.


- In-depth knowledge of the technical characteristics of ports in West and Central Africa.


- The financial strength of Agro Companies Group 

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Our Partners

Our strategy, working method and discretion enable us to nurture close ties with the most reputable ship owners and count first-class trading companies among our clients.


A trusted company, York Overseas has laid the foundation for a healthy partnership which enables it to charter vessels best adapted to its journeys and the cargo being transported under the best possible conditions.


Thanks to its historical presence and reputation on the North American continent, York Overseas enjoys an exclusive position in Canada, but also a solid reputation in Europe. Thanks to the strength of the Agro Companies International Group, it can rely on a privileged network of brokers on both sides. At destination, York Overseas can rely on a network of local agents who oversee operations and guarantee control.

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Our Team

Stéphane Gayte

Manager Chartering and Operations, Stéphane is responsible for the Geneva head office. With over 25 years' experience in the shipping industry, his expertise and scrupulous attention to detail enable him to anticipate and resolve any problems that may arise during operations.

Sébastien Courtade

Chartering and Operations, Sébastien brings to York his market expertise and flow analysis skills based on over 20 years' experience as a broker in one of the world's most prestigious shipbroking firms. He works in tandem with Stéphane from Geneva.

Camillo Castagnola

Chartering and Operations, Camillo is responsible for York Overseas' Montreal branch. With over 20 years' experience in shipping, particularly on the owner's side, Camillo brings additional expertise to the chartering and operations team, which he strengthens with a Canadian prism.

Anna DiLella

In charge of administration and operations, Anna oversees the continuity of operations from loading to unloading. For more than 30 years, she has been bringing her experience and passion for service to her customers, to whom she provides a meticulous service.

Nina Forlini

As our administrative department manager, Nina brings her rigor, precision and her experience to all administrative and accounting aspects related to operations. Her skills in the grain fobbing activities represent another asset to her day-to-day duties.

Pamela Murad

As an administrative and operations assistant, Pamela strengthens the execution department and helps to ensure smooth operations.

Siarna Genest

Administrative and operations assistant, Siarna rounds out the team providing support for implementation services.

Robert Dorey

As our financial controller, Robert's extensive knowledge in accounting and his mastery of Canadian financial institutions ensures the firm's solid economic foundation.

York Overseas

    York Overseas


    4500-1250 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
    Montreal, Quebec,
    Canada, H3B 4W8

    +1 514 394 7171


    Rue du Rhône 86
    1204 Geneva

    +41 22 761 71 71


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