Our Business

Headquartered in Malta, AST Group p.l.c. is a holding company which has been admitted to Prospects MTF, regulated by the Malta Stock Exchange. The group is active in two main sectors: animal feed trading, and shipping operations.
The Group’s business is structured across various companies and brands.

The animal feed trading business operates across the Mediterranean and European regions under the brand name of Damask Investment. Backed by years of experience, the company carries out end-to-end supply chain management, from sourcing raw materials for high nutrient animal feed to the delivery of animal feed to producers.
Today, Damask Investment is actively serving clients in Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Spain, France Malta and Dubai, through its representative offices in each of these markets while is currently considering further expansion into additional European and non-European markets. Over the years, the trading business increased its operations by expanding its geographic reach, its product portfolio and by setting up new branches in different markets.
There are also shipping and chartering businesses operating under AST Group plc, as DS Shipping Limited and DS Chartering Limited respectively. All companies are registered in Malta.

DS Shipping provides top quality management services to group owned vessel and to selective partners. Having set life, environment and property protection as the major priorities of its policy, implements cost effective procedural and technological innovations. The company invests on the well-being and carrier development of its seafarers, and the high level of know-how and experience of its office personnel.

DS Chartering is group’s connection with the freight market, having establish a long and strong relation with associated brokers and important market Players. It provides services to group owned fleet and to selected third parties seeking business opportunities for sound profits and safe fixtures.

Through its subsidiaries, the Group owns, manages and charters a multipurpose vessel, named AST/MALTA. The owned vessel is also chartered for the delivery of animal feed across the Mediterranean region on behalf of Damask Investment.

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