The ship agent is an independent shipping agent whose role often goes unnoticed, but who is of tremendous importance in maritime logistics. Also known as a shipping agent, the ship agent is an intermediary who acts on behalf of the shipowner.
When a ship comes into port, it is taken under their wing by the ship agent, who conducts all of the procedures necessary to make the most of its time while moored in the port. Their diligent action translates into economic savings, since spending long periods idle in port can send the costs of the operation soaring sky high.
Full Port Agency
Managing all port and cargo operations as well as service procurement, reporting and accounting on behalf of ship operators and charterers
Representing ship owners’ and operators’ interests in the port operations process when the charterers’ nominated agent has been appointed.
Managing all service requirements for ship and crew, as well as bunker calls and transits.
Representing the cargo owners’ interests in the port either as the nominated agent or as the shippers/receivers agents for both wet and dry operations. Also involved in generating bill of lading.
Arranging transport, accommodation and facilitating immigration
Arranging air freight, warehousing, distribution and customs clearance for ships spares