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Owner agents

Vessel owners and operators may sometimes need to appoint a preferred agent to supervise the charterers’ agency function and monitor port call operations.

Baltic Shipping Services offers a scalable service to owners and operators ranging from provision of a simple independent report, to full involvement in expediting a port call, including the following:

  • Checking proforma D/A submitted by the head agent for compliance with applicable tariffs
  • Receipt of owners’ funds and payment to head agents
  • Reporting the vessel/cargo status, as required
  • Checking cargo documents/SOF/ NOR/ time sheets for correctness, notifying owner if not, issuing letters of protest, laytime calculation
  • Signing Bills of Lading