From the very beginning of Alfaship, tramp traffic has been our core business. We have been gathering experience in tramp shipping during 25 years, so we know exactly what our customers consider the perfect port call.
Being fully aware of the very important time factor, we work hard to avoid unnecessary delays in bureaucratic matters like customs procedures. We further manage to solve in the quickest way any kind of setbacks that could eventually happen during a call.
Prior, during and after completion of port calls our clients remain fully and punctually informed on all developments.
Our expertise in the shipping market allows us to provide port agency services in all major ports with the highest standards. We are permanently in touch with terminals, Port Authorities and Port services Providers in all locations, ensuring a timely flow of information prior to and during berthing, cargo operations, inter-port movements and sailing.
Global presence via our hub-agency allow us to fulfill your requirements in most of ports around the world.
Services Alfaship offers for tramp market:
Port clearance, permissions, ENS declarations.
Full coordination with suppliers to avoid any delays.
An excellent option avoiding costs and time. We have established meeting point positions, depending on the size of the vessel. The Master informs us about ETA to the meeting point, and our service boat / barge will be awaiting for the vessel with palletized cargo, crew, or any other urgent item. This operation involves minimum port formalities, no pilotage and anchorage dues and thus results to be an efficient and economical solution for cargo deliveries and crew change.
We represent our customers in all phases of a discharge operation, serving as an official witness for the sampling and analysis prior to, during, and on completion of the discharge. We check and approve the Quality Certificate of the cargo. We verify that all shipping and cargo documents comply with the requirements of the sale and purchase agreements. We prepare and issue a report for every cargo operation covering all the essential details and including recommendations for ways to improve future cargo operations. Thanks to our knowledge of the local markets, we are able you achieve quick vessel turnaround, minimum delays and cost-effective processes.
We invite you to ask us about assistance in cases you need to appoint a preferred agent to control the charterers’ agency and to perform port operations including professional husbandry services.
I – III – IV – V. The operations are carried out according to rigorous safety protocol. Alfaship ensures perfect coordination and compliance with a schedule.
Alfaship has vast experience in preparation of formalities needed for any IMO cargo. We are specialists in explosives, weapons and ammunition.
Alfaship obtains permissions for operations considered special. Step by step, we prepare the schedule and inform all the parties involved. Alfaship ensures coordination with Port Captain and Port Authority for seamless performance, bearing in mind each detail and preventing any possible setback beforehand.
Loading/discharging, cargo survey.
Quality analysis in local laboratory
Logistic - Forwarding
Independent Bunker Surveyor
Bunkering only calls
Full range of husbandry services
Off-Port Limits services
IMO cargo procedure
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