Our Services

maritime   Maritime Agency Services

BSM Shipping provides maritime agency services through its 37 owned offices on 3 continents.

As an independent agency, we are committed to delivering a professional, friendly service, expert advice and competitive rates to all our customers. Our in-depth local knowledge and understanding of the shipping world ensures we will provide high quality, cost-effective port and vessel agency services.

With close to 30 years experience in handling all types of vessels including container ships, bulk vessels, tankers, offshore support and construction vessels, navy vessels and even cruise ships, we have the expertise and network of contacts to provide shoreside coverage for owners and operators requirements every day of the year.

 


tally   Cargo Tally Services

To meet customer requirements BSM Shipping is in a position to offer tally services in all of the ports in which our company operates. The need for tally services may arise to accommodate an independent count or recount of goods or monitoring , to verify the compliance of cargo to the shipping documents,or to perform an independent tally or cargo survey.

Our local experts shall carry out the recounting, inspection and photographing of the goods and, if necessary, shall perform the expert appraisal of damages and professional completion of the corresponding documents.

 

 

kkk   Cargovessel Operations – Cargo Supervision

BSM Shipping presently provides quality control and supervision of cargo operations: loading & discharging of vessels & barges, stuffing & stripping of containers, trailers and rail-cars. In a large number of ports in which our group operates, we employ specially trained staff who are equipped with modern equipment and who can act to stringent requirements in ensuring the safe shipment of products. In addition, we provide SuperCargo services to shipowners and operators who need vessels turned around promptly and efficiently. If the need arises, a marine warranty surveyor or certified cargo surveyor can be appointed by BSM Shipping to act on behalf of the client in all ports and locations in which our company operates. Please contact us if you require any assistance in this field.

 

 

Supermaritime Crew Changes Africa - Helicopter Charter   Husbandry Agency Services

Managing your vessels and crew requirements in unknown area’s, especially on the African continent, can be a challenge.

Our local offices will use their extensive networks to assist you in working with the best suppliers, ship-chandlers, surveyors and workshops available in your port of call.

After you have appointed us as your agents we can assist with :

  • Crew Changes.
    • Full assistance from pre-arrival to on board the vessel or airport departures
    • Local personnel transportation services with owned and leased vehicles.
    • Airport meet & greet Services
    • Travel support (airfares)
    • Launch / crew boat & helicopter hire and charter
    • Letters of invitation and visa applications
    • Temporary work permits for marine crews and technicians
    • Hotel accommodation and local housing
  • Permits and Licenses. We will assist in obtaining port work and maintenance permits
  • Bunker Supply. Providing you with competitive priced supply of marine fuels, lub
    oils and fresh water
  • Workshops. For your hull, engine, machinery, navigation and communication equipment repairsSupermaritime Abidjan airport handling
  • Stores Supply. Our network of suppliers will offer you the most competitive and
    reliable stores delivery
  • Cash to Master. Against a fair rate we can safely provide the master with cash advances
  • Security Services. Our company has standing agreements in place with local and international security service providers and can provide local (maritime)
    security solutions

 

 

lol   Port and Vessel Agency Services

Vessel and Port agencies form a large part of BSM Shipping’s service offering and we are proud to offer our customers first class vessel and port agency services at cost effective fees and favorable local charges. With a strong local presence in the various countries, the BSM Shipping handles over 3000 vessel and port agencies per year.

Over the years, we have built strong relationships with port authorities and cargo interests to ensure the smooth and timely berthing and dispatch of principals’ vessels. Our professional, experienced and qualified management and operations staff are trained to have a proactive and forward thinking approach. This ensures that potential problems are anticipated and acted upon before they can escalate.

Our service starts with offering you a fast and accurate reply on your Pro Forma Disbursement Account request. BSM Shipping’s local office will inform you on up-to-date port conditions, berth restrictions, local port regulations, important local weather influences, load and discharge methods , estimated duration of the port call and a competitive estimation of port and cargo expenses. The BSM Shipping agency control tower in our global operations office in Rotterdam will monitor the services and operations.

As your nominated agents our local offices will provide:

  • Competitive Disbursement Accounts, accurate Pro-Forma D/A’s
  • Permanent assistance to the master and crew during operations and facilitating dealing with all parties involved with regular visits on-board
  • Continuous 24/7 reporting to the operators/owners on cargo/vessel operations progress and updated ETC / ETD
  • Fastest turnaround time by clear coordination and evaluation with port and cargo operators
  • Cost-aware purchasing and responsiveness to achieving port costs savings
  • Expertise in all vessel types and the various operations in both tramp and liner services trades
  • Receiving and attending cargo claims on behalf of our Principals
  • Transparent overview of expenses made on your behalf during the port call
  • Expedient Financial Closure of your Port Calls

 

 

kiju   Cargo Handling & Storage Solutions

The BSM Shipping provides Stevedoring, Cargo-Handling and Storage Solutions in various locations globally and has extensive experience generated by its experienced set of industry professionals combined with its focused service / solution offerings in the stevedoring / cargo-handling industry. We deliver on our promises with day-to-day activities that represent value for money, quality, continuity, innovation and maximum reach, offering services in stevedoring, specialized materials handling services, surface transportation, pipe / yard management, lashing & securing services, warehousing and (project) cargo management.

In the ports of Abidjan, Takoradi, Tema, Cotonou and Lagos these services are performed by BSM Shipping subsidiaries and their sub-contractors. In the Netherlands the portfolio of stevedoring services is performed by the group’s wholly owned subsidiary BSM Shipping Nederland BV, centrally located in the deep-sea port of Vlissingen, the Netherlands.

 

 

gfd   Offshore Yard Management Services in West – Africa

BSM Shipping provides a fully integrated offshore supply base capability in various locations Sub Sahara Africa ensuring safe and effective on-time delivery of product to projects locally or offshore. Our business manages heavy load out and bulk freight, warehousing and packing, quayside and waste operations utilizing the locally available infrastructure and third party providers where necessary. In recent years we have managed numerous projects and vessel mobilizations with the support of a strong marine management team that delivered time and again.

 

 

 

   

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Offshore Container Rental and Sales

BSM Shipping Ghana are the exclusive agents in Ghana for CARU offshore containers rentals and sales division, and are in a position to offer offshore DNV 2.7-1 containers to its clients from a local stock. Additional to the CARU globally held and diversified stock, CARU is producing its own ISO DNV 2.7-1 containers in China under the constant supervision of our CARU’s own surveyors. This allows CARU to answer the growing demand but also enables the company to deliver anywhere, and on a short term.

kikio   Ships Supply

"SUB-MARINE - SUPPLY" is the branch of the group  specialized in ship chandling services, ship’s equipment and maintenance in the Port of Abidjan.

We have qualified Staff and Partners that are a guarantee of seriousness and professionalism in our services.

Our offerings span the consumer, industrial, marine, professional equipment and supplies.

FOR ALL  YOUR  NEEDS...

  • OUR CONTAINERS
  • VESSEL FLEET
  • VESSEL DEPLOYMENT
  • DRY/REFRIGERATED CARGO
  • BILL OF LADING CONDITION
  • TRANSIT PLANNING
  • GLOBAL LOGISTICS
  • CONTAINER SHIPPING
  • SHIPS MAINTENANCE
  • FREIGHT/FREIGHT FORWARDING
  • AIR FREIGHT
  • CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • EXPORTATION
  • SERVICE ROUTES
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • VERIFIED GROSS MASS
  • COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE SHIP OWNERS
  • ORGANIZATION TANKER
  • ASSISTANCE TO THE VESSEL
  • INTERFACE BETWEEN THE MASTER AND PORT AUTHORITIES, LOCAL GOVERNMNET, SHIPPER'S RECEIVERS ETC.
  • PARTNERSHIP WITH FOREIGN SHIPPERS AND FOWARDERS.
  • CUSTOM CLEARANCE
  • WATCH/WITNESS THE LOADING AND UPLOADING OF GOODS.
  • QUOTE PORT
  • CREW CHANGE.