This privacy statement for Visitors applies for everyone that uses the website(s) from Aragroup
This website https://aragroup.nl/ and all related (sub)domains (called Aragroup) are owned and managed by Aragroup
2. Users data
2a Some data that is gained by one or more visits to Aragroup will be permanently stored, although anonymously. This means that this data can never be traced back to a certain person or organization, unless the person/organization signed in for the newsletter or a promotion by filing in their name and email address.
2b Aragroup will guarantee the safety of the stored data. Aragroup can incidentally draw attention to products, tips etc. from which Aragroup believes that it can contribute to a more successful website for its visitors.
3b The user can decide by himself how to handle cookies. Here you can find our cookie statement.
3c Through Google Analytics https://aragroup.nl/ anonymous data about surfing behaviour is collected. This is how we can see how users like yourself are using the website. We use this information to take well-founded decisions about the constructing of our website. Furthermore we optimize the functionality of the website. To make careful processing possible, we took the following measures:
We made a processor agreement with Google;
We have masked the last octet of the IP address;
We have disabled all the functions Google offers to "share data with Google."
We do not use any other Google-services in combination with the Google-Analytics-cookies.
3d Cookies can always be deleted from a computer, also though the browser.
Visitors with questions about the Privacy statement can ask them to Aragroup. THe contact details can be found on the contact page of the website.
5. Right of inspection
You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by Aragroup and you have the right to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the personal data that we have from you in a computer file to you or another organization mentioned by you.
You can send a request for access, correct or delete. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by Aragroup and you have the right to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the personal data that we have from you in a computer file to you or another organization mentioned by you.
To ensure that the request for access has been made by you, we ask you to send a copy of your ID with the request. Make your passport photo, MRZ (machine readable zone, the strip with numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number and Citizen Service Number (BSN) black in this copy. This is to protect your privacy. We respond as quickly as possible, but no later than four weeks, at your request.
Aragroup is entitled to change the content of the Privacy statement without the visitor being informed. The implementation of the change on the website is sufficient for this.
Privacy statement for Customers is supplementary to the Privacy Statement for Visitors and applies to anyone who places an order or completes a (contact)form with Aragroup.
1. Information provided by the customer:
Aragroup can use the information provided by the customer for the following purposes:
1a General information: We use this information to process your order or request, to link back if necessary and to bring (occasionally) the attention of a product, tip etc, of which Aragroup believes it can contribute to a more successful website for its customer.
This category includes the following data:
Address (zip code and town)
1b Traffic data: Every time you visit our website, traffic data is saved, including your surfing behavior on the website. The reason for this is to make the website better and more user-friendly. Therefor this data is not personal.
1c Fraud: In order to prevent fraud, we also investigate customer data. If necessary, we can pass on your customer data to the government.
2. Providing data to third parties
Data provided by the customer on the Aragroup website(s) will never be passed on to a third parties. There is, however, an exception to this rule:
2a When a court order has been issued to provide information.
2b Security: The information provided by the customer on the Aragroup website(s) will be stored in a secure environment.
3. Adjustment of customer data
The customer has the possibility to change the information provided at any time. Aragroup can ask the customer in such a case to pass on the change in a manner prescribed by Aragroup and in some cases identification may be required.
4. Storage period
After you have purchased a product or service at Aragroup you will stay in our customer base for a maximum of 2 years so that we can inform you about changes in our products or services. Of course you can unsubscribe here. The retention period of the data depends on the purpose for which we have received or collected the data and on legal obligations to retain data. If you have any questions about this, you can contact us using the contact details on the contact page
Questions or complaints?
Do you have a question or complaint about the use of your personal data? Then you can contact us through the contact details on the contact page
Are you not satisfied with our answer and can we not figure out a proper solution together? Then you can contact the Personal Data Authority.
Some 25 years ago an enthusiastic partnership founded ARA Group, a privately owned company, involved in ship owning, shipmanagement and shipbroking.
The Group’s shipowning and shipmanagement activities are based in Werkendam, The Netherlands.
ARA Shipmanagement B.V. takes care of the daily management of her own, privately owned short sea fleet, a modern fleet of multi-purpose and container vessels which are deployed world-wide.
The technical, commercial and operational management is all done in house by ARA Shipmanagement B.V.
All Sale and Purchase activities of the ARA Group are handled by ARA Ship Brokers Hamburg GmbH based in Hamburg Germany. Besides acting as the in-house broker on behalf of ARA Ship Management, ARA Shipbrokers GmbH. is very active on the competitive Sale and Purchase market as well.
ARA is committed to protecting the health and safety of everybody who plays a part in our operations. Wherever we operate, we will conduct our business with respect and care for both the local and global environment and systematically manage risks to drive sustainable business growth.
We will not be satisfied until we succeed in eliminating all injuries, occupational illnesses, unsafe practices and incidents of environmental harm from our activities.
To meet our commitment, ARA will:
Operate the ships and transport cargo safely and efficiently;
Avoid injuries to personnel and loss of life;
Conserve and protect the environment;
Comply with applicable codes, guidelines and standards recommended by International Maritime Organisations, Administrations, Classification Societies and recognised Maritime Industry Organisations;
Ensure continuous development of the skills of personnel, system and understanding of the business;
Be prepared for emergencies.
The goal of the company is to further expand its business. To accomplish this goal ARA intends to grow its fleet with other modern, state of the art vessels.
Operating the ships and transporting cargo safely and efficiently, conserving and protecting the environment, protecting the health of all employees and provide safe working conditions, complying with applicable codes, guidelines and standards as well as continuous development of the skills of personnel, system and understanding of the business are the company's main objectives.A vital condition which must be preserved, is to maintain the existing strong link between the company and all vessels which characterizes our management.
ARA is convinced that people are the key factor to success. Over the years both crew on board the vessels and staff ashore have proven to be very loyal to the company and ARA shall continue to invest in training and education of all our personnel in line with ever increasing demands.
Careful decision taking is of essence in the market and an important factor is the return on investment for the share holders in both the short and long term.
Decision making shall be done in such a way that demands of stakeholders will be satisfied.
What we do
Today ARA Shipmanagement B.V. takes care of the daily management of her own, privately owned fleet, a modern fleet of multi-purpose and container vessels which can be deployed world-wide.
ARA Shipbrokers GmbH acts as in-house broker on behalf of ARA Shipmanagement which is an continuous Buyer for diverse tonnage. In addition to that, ARA Shipbrokers is very active on the competitive Sale and Purchase market and being specialized on the container feeder segment up to Panamax size and MPP tonnage from 3-30k dwat.
We care with passion for all ARA owned vessels. For maximum cost and operation efficiency, our dedicated shore and vessel crew take care of all shipmanagement aspects in-house -personal and competent.
With our own diversified modern fleet of multi-purpose and container vessels and the dedication of our highly skilled mariners and engineers, we offer a full range of tailor-made transportation solutions for our customers.
Our work underlies highest safety and quality standards which guarantee your vessels and your cargoes in safe hands.
Our company is always looking for motivated and qualified crewmembers.
If you like to apply for a job on one of our vessels please be so kind to fill in our application form we will contact you as soon as possible. We are looking forward to receiving your applications and thank you in advance for your interest in our company!
All Sale and purchase activities of the ARA Group are handled by ARA Shipbrokers Hamburg GmbH.
The Hamburg office is led by Sven Oest, supported by Rena Maasch, Niklas Schröder and Christian Heller. The brokers of ARA Shipbrokers have access to a carefully developed worldwide network in the shipping business. Direct contact with decision makers will guarantee a successful Sale and Purchase process of any vessel.
ARA Shipbrokers acts as in-house broker on behalf of ARA Ship management which is an continuous Buyer for diverse tonnage. In addition to that, ARA Shipbrokers is one of the market leaders on the competitive Sale and Purchase market for container vessels up to Panamax size and Multipurpose tonnage from 3.000-30.000 dwat.
Additionally, ARA Shipbrokers has extended its focus to the Bulker segments as well, covering all sizes.
Furthermore ARA Shipbrokers can be your partner for valuations, newbuilding project and demolitions. Furthermore, the Hamburg office constantly has an eye on larger Container projects and Tankers up to LR 1 size.
Valuations are part of Sale and Purchase brokers day-to-day business, especially where loan-to-value becomes a usual shipping term. ARA Shipbrokers provides valuations for all kind of vessels and being highly respected from Owners and especially banks and KG houses for their excellent knowledge of container feeder and MPP market
ARA Shipbrokers is able to offer excellent newbuilding possibilities especially in Europe, China and South Korea, thanks to its experience in this business area and thanks to its proven global network.
Scrap deals is not a core business of ARA Shipbrokers, however of course demolition deals can be handled professionally for worldwide scrapping such as Turkey, India, Bangladesh and China.
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