Ship’s Agency


A trusted port agent is essential. We make the port call happen, we protect owners’ interests and we provide reliable information to everyone who’s involved in the supply chain at the right time.

For vessel owners, clients and ports too, we can look after all of your needs, your ships’ needs, and the needs of your personnel. Before arrival, during the port stay and after departure, we’re the local port agent who can offer the full range of shipping, distribution and logistics services.

We are a corporate member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and we hold P&I Cover for all services.



For vessel owners, ship owners and charterers, our Port Services team can offer:

  • Proforma disbursement accounts
  • Booking vessels in and out of port
  • Arranging suitable discharge berths
  • Contracting pilotage services and tugboats
  • Submitting legally required information to immigration authorities
  • Completing relevant vessel clearance documentation
  • Reporting cargo to HM Customs using the right system
  • Supervision of loading and discharging of cargo
  • Safe handling of RORO, containers, break-bulk
  • Arranging ship’s husbandry (waste disposal, repairs, stores)
  • Organising crew changes, repatriation, and immigration documentation
  • Making onward travel arrangements
  • Providing support for crew welfare including medical assistance
  • Sourcing provisions, technical stores and spare parts
  • Arranging crew and ship’s cash (USD, EURO or GBP)
  • Invoicing freight to UK receivers where applicable and issuing NOAs
  • Receiving OBLs and controlling the commercial release of cargo
  • Collecting Light Dues on behalf of the UK Government
  • Cargo superintendence
  • Vessel repairs – diver support

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Why choose Osprey

Our Port Services team is supported by multi-disciplined experts in heavy and specialist logistics. We can support, plan, design, and deliver multi-modal logistic solutions for all kinds of port imports and exports.

Explore our Port Services capability:

When you need experience, equipment, and enthusiasm…

Talk to Osprey. We love a technical challenge. We’re one of the UK’s foremost large-scale logistics, heavy transport, and abnormal load specialists. Our teams would love to hear about your project and to see how we can help most.

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