Port and Liner Agents

Experts in Liner Agency and Port Agency Services

We’ve been providing professional port agency and liner agency services since 1833 and have unrivalled experience in providing a complete range of liner agency, port agency and crew transfer services. Today we are proud to represent many of the world’s leading shipping lines across worldwide destinations.

Our customers benefit from the experience and local knowledge our professional team has established with ship owners and operators, port authorities and other maritime stakeholders to bring them the highest levels of service.

As an experienced ship’s agent operating at key ports, we know and understand what is important to vessel owners and charterers.

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Having worked in the shipping industry for 27 years, I think liner and port agency is the most rewarding. I enjoy the challenge, the positive results we achieve, and seeing how the excellent service we provide benefits our Principals.

Jacky Clarke
Agency & Export Operations Manager

Port Agency

As a specialist port agency, we understand the importance of efficiency, and with teams on the ground 24 hours a day, seven days a week, everything we do is geared towards keeping our customers’ vessels, cargoes and crew on the move.

Our customers benefit from the experience and local knowledge our professional team has established with ship owners and operators, port authorities and other maritime stakeholders to bring them the highest levels of service.

Our port agency service includes:

  • Completion of all relevant vessel clearance documentation
  • Supervision of loading and discharging of cargo
  • Cargo customs clearance
  • Ship’s husbandry
  • Crew changes and repatriation
  • Sourcing of supplies and spare parts
  • Handling ship services including repairs and maintenance

Liner Agency

Our comprehensive liner agency service includes sales and marketing, vessel operations, container tracking, haulage, documentation and crew transfers. We are experienced in handling all types of cargo whatever the shape or size. Whether you need assistance or advice with containers, RORO, break-bulk or out-of-gauge cargoes, we will meet all of your requirements.

All our services are provided by our own experienced staff members and are supported by a leading-edge IT system to ensure visibility and traceability throughout every stage of the shipping process.

Crew Transfer

We understand how vital it is to look after your crew – that’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive range of crew transfer services. Our professionally trained teams are available 24/7 to ‘meet and greet’ and we will take care of all travel requirements, from taxis and trains to hotels and air travel, giving you complete peace of mind.

Our team is experienced in welcoming crew members on arrival and ensuring the safe departure of repatriated crew to ensure every step of the journey is smooth and hassle-free.


Our team has over 30 years of experience in arranging various charters from spot to voyage to long-term time charters for all kinds of commodities including project and out of gauge equipment, steel products, break bulk and general bulk materials such as fertiliser, grain, oats, petcoke and coal products. 

Whether it’s a short sea solution you need, or you need to move your cargo further afield, our experienced brokers have unrivalled access to the most reputable vessel owners throughout the world.

We’re proud to provide port and liner agency services to many respected global companies.

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