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.
At Bilogistik we offer shipping agency services in any Spanish port, through our subsidiary NAVISA/Alfaship, so that your ocean freight traffic will run smoothly and efficiently.
Given that they are responsible for the ship while berthed, the ship agent’s functions are manifold and varied. However, they can basically be summed up as follows:
The figure of the ship agent is essential given their great responsibility in completing a large part of the logistics process. Remember that the vast majority of decisions taken regarding ocean freight transport are taken while the ship is in port.
Contact Bilogistik, a company with extensive experience, to guarantee that all necessary in-port procedures are completed effectively and at the lowest possible cost.