SHIPPING AGENCY SERVICES

AKROPOLIS MARITIME SHIPPING AGENCY SERVICES 

We work closely with harbor masters, local authorities and service providers, to achieve prompt attention to vessels with minimum delays and cost to the Owner. We ensure that your interests are well taken care of to avoid any conflict of interest that may arise with many stakeholders involved in various operations. Our agency services include;

Full Port Agency

  • managing all port and cargo operations as well as service procurement,
  • reporting and accounting on behalf of ship operators and charterers. 

Dry-docking Agency

  • handling all arrival, departure and shifting formalities,
  • providing logistic support, handling crew and personnel on arrival,
  • clearing, safe keeping, storage, and delivery of ship’s spares needed for the dry-docking,
  • coordination of services beyond the yard’s capability
  • providing onsite technical and administrative support

   

Protective Agency

  • Representing ship owners’ and operators’ interests in the port operations process to supervise the counterparty’s agent throughout the port call.

Husbandry Agency

  • Managing all service requirements for ship and crew, as well as bunker calls and transits.

Cargo Agency

  • 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.

Crew support

  • Arranging transport, accommodation, facilitating immigration and medical assistance.

Logistics Services

  • Arranging air freight, warehousing, customs clearance for ships spares.

Husbandry Services: Via an established network of relationships and services providers, ship owners, manning agents and technical managers can count on our track record of consistent, problem solving and cost-effective husbandry services. A large portion of our team consists of Master Mariners who are ex-seafarers, so we understand the vagaries and importance of crew changes. This allows us to provide assiduous assistance to ship’s crew whilst they are under our care. Akropolis maritime agency offer a full suite of husbandry services as undernoted:

  • Crew Changes
  • Crew shore medical attendance coordination/assistance
  • Cash to Master
  • Clearance and delivery of vessel spare parts and other parcels
  • Provision of nautical publications and charts
  • Technician and superintendent attendance coordination, and visitation formalities
  • Arrangement of Independent Marine Surveyors to perform tasks, not limited to: On-Hire Bunker Survey, Condition Surveys and Cargo Condition Surveys.

Safety: Our commitment to maintaining safety as our first priority is a principle value at Akropolis maritime agency and is strongly supported by management with safety the first and most important agenda item in our company. Our services are provided within a framework that is shaped by the highest safety standards and our staff are empowered to only contribute to delivering safe production at all our customers operations. Our safety record shows that in 12 plus years of operation, we have recorded only one minor incidents. This is attributed to our commitment to employing only high quality staff, providing extensive training and strict adherence to occupational health, safety and environmental policies and procedures. We are  committed to achieving Zero harm to its employees and believes that all injuries are preventable. With  years of experience & with members that served managerial positions in shipping companies, we are very proud to have a worldwide customers & ship owners agenda. Our global network provides the ability to serve our clients with wide-range for ship-marine-industrial requirements at very competitive prices and with the most efficient and economical delivery services.

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Safety: Our commitment to maintaining safety as our first priority is a principle value at Akropolis maritime agency and is strongly supported by management with safety the first and most important agenda item in our company. Our services are provided within a framework that is shaped by the highest safety standards and our staff are empowered to only contribute to delivering safe production at all our customers operations. Our safety record shows that in 12 plus years of operation, we have recorded only one minor incidents. This is attributed to our commitment to employing only high quality staff, providing extensive training and strict adherence to occupational health, safety and environmental policies and procedures. We are  committed to achieving Zero harm to its employees and believes that all injuries are preventable.

Shipper’s Agency Services: Akropolis Maritime Agency manages the following complex responsibilities in an autonomous manner to ensure the shipper’s obligations are met and they receive prompt payment for their valuable cargo:

  • Tailoring of conventional cargo documents to the shipper’s needs
  • Preparation and distribution of shipper’s cargo declaration
  • Issuance of the full array of commercial shipping documents compliant to contractual and letter of credit requirements. Our team’s are specialized in port agency activities . We cover Lome port and can assist with all kinds of agency related matters. Please contact us for any enquiery for Your vessel’s call. Our staff with a total experience of many years mixed with young, well educated crew vouch for a correct, smooth and swift handling of any matter. Through its large network of offices and agents, we renders the full range of agency and support services to many of the world’s leading ship owners, operators and charterers. We can organize documentation, obtain port clearance, as well as coordinate and arrange for vessel needs, quickly and efficiently taking care of all the routine tasks of any ship pulling into Lome port. In addition, we provides its principals with up-to-minute information and reports, ensuring maximum synchronization of requests and services.

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Protective Agency Services:  We recognise the importance of protecting our Principal’s interests, and offer an unparalleled level of protective services to both ship owners and cargo charterers at Lome ports. Through a protective agency appointment, we provides comprehensive:

  • Negotiation of a competitive disbursement account
  • Supervision of the counterparty’s agent
  • Statement of fact scrutiny
  • Orderly transfer of information to all relevant parties
  • Ensuring despatch/demurrage calculations are correct
  • Management of the LOI process in Lome (if required).
  • Our protective agency services are undertaken as per;

Protective agency Terms-and-Conditions

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