Ships Agency

LBH has offered world class Ships Agency solutions for over 30 years across South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia. This has been achieved through offering highly specialised shipment and cargo handling services; on behalf of a wide range of ship owners, managers and charterers. Our services are driven by market intelligence and insight, ensuring an unrivalled Ships Agency service. Ships Agency is the first building block of our value added logistics services.

Our portfolio has come to include a wide range of specialised services.

Operations

Ships Agency

LBH offers a Ships Agency service which includes the monitoring and reporting of all vessel operations, husbandry and port operations.

Our vessel operational services are able to attend to all husbandry requirements and are able to supply off-port calls, bunkering calls, dry docking and repairs, ‘cash-to-master’ transactions, crew changes and owner-protecting agencies.

Port Agency

With a core focus on Port Agency work, we are able to offer specialised services through a port call. By using our commodity and domain knowledge, together with international and local expertise, we are able to execute the rapid deployment of a vessel through regional ports.

Charterers Agency

LBH offers a comprehensive Charterers Agency function – over and above ensuring an efficient port operation, we are able to offer the following functions: stockpile reporting, port status and conditions, daily production and activity reports.

Protecting / FOB Agency

We are able to offer our clients peace of mind and security through our Protecting and Free-on-Board services. This entails effectively monitoring and managing the point at which ownership of freight and cargo is transferred to ensure that our clients are protected in every scenario.

Clearing & Forwarding

Documentation

With our decades of experience in sub-Saharan Africa, we are able to ensure that our clients are in possession of all the necessary customs documentation for clearance, and that the documents are officially credible. We understand the importance of this procedure as a crucial step in securing our clients’ supply chain.

Cargo Clearance

LBH is able to ensure the legal passing of all imported, exported and transit cargo through coastal ports, airports, railway and road stations. We have established good working relationships at all major Southern African terminals to ensure that we are well-positioned to manage these processes.

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