Ships Agency

If you are looking for a specialist ship agency you can really trust to deliver an excellent service, then look no further. Independent Shipping Agencies is a ‘one stop shop’ offering a comprehensive port agent service for ships of all types and sizes – from the smallest coasters to panamax and everything in between.

Although we specialise in dry cargo and have particular strengths in animal feeds, we can also handle all kinds of different types of ships, including tankers and ro-ro.

With us as partners, you can rest assured that regardless of whatever issues arise, whether to do with the ship, the crew or the cargo, your port agent will have the skills and expertise to deal with the situation effectively and in the way that best furthers your interests.

We are the only agent with a full time office located on the deep sea English Chanel port of Portland, and can offer expert assistance for all vessel and owner requirements, from cargo discharge to on / off hire survey, bunkering, in water surveys and crew changes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also have a strong presence throughout other South West ports, particularly Falmouth and Teignmouth.

We also have a permanent office on the River Humber on the East Coast, which covers Immingham, Grimsby, Hull, Goole and New Holland We specialise in dry bulk products, including Animal Feedstuffs, Biomass, Minerals, Agri Bulks and Coals, but also handle many other bulk and break bulk commodities.

Through our extensive network of fellow port and logistics specialists, we can offer a full and bespoke service which includes, but is not limited to, ships agency / husbandry, chartering, full cargo handling operations in port, storage, haulage, customs clearance, and cargo / vessel inspection and superintendency.