BLS Portco SA is a well established company, with owned offices covering all major ports in South Africa. The services and offerings which BLS Portco SA provide include, but are by no means limited to, the following:
Local Port Agency – All South African Ports
Quick, accurate and detailed Proforma Disbursement Accounts
Efficient dispatch of cargo documents and Disbursement Accounts
Local knowledge of line-ups and / or special requirements
An in-depth understanding of your trade and / or cargo requirements
A comprehensive proprietary network.
Cost-reducing local expertise
Global standards, locally implemented
Port-particular offices, ensuring your peace of mind.
Charterers Nominated Agency (CNA)
BLS Portco SA offers a full agency service. As such we cover all cargo requirements, including documentation, inward and outward clearance, and the ordering of pilots, tugs and stevedores.
We also provide numerous other services for and on behalf of the Charterer, including sending the disbursement account directly to the appointing party.
Owners Protecting Agency (OPA)
We offer a full supervisory service to protect the Ship Owner’s interests, including the monitoring and review of the Charterer’s agency function, and overseeing all port activities.
Owners Husbandry Agency (OHA)
As a comprehensive Owners’ Husbandry Agency, we ensure that dry docking, repairs, spares and stores, crew matters, cash-to-Master and other Owners’ husbandry requirements are met.
We have experience in handling a range of bulk and break-bulk vessels shipping commodities such as:
Agricultural commodities (including citrus, maize, rice and wheat)
Ammonium nitrate (and other hazardous materials)
Steel, project and abnormal cargo
Various minerals (such as chrome, coal and manganese ores).
Copyright BLS Porto SA | All Rights Reserved. BLS Portco SA covers all major South African ports. Our offices will gladly assist with any queries you might have, so please contact our key contacts by clicking on any the maps below: