As a “shipping agent“, we handle cargo vessels, ferries, cruise ships and yachts at all the ports of the French Riviera – Menton, Monaco, Villefranche, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Saint-Raphaël, Saint-Tropez, as well as Toulon, La Ciotat, Saint-Mandrier, Marseille, Sète, and in Corsica, Bastia, Portovecchio, Calvi & Bonifacio, etc.
We also provide assistance at major port projects and construction works.
Our activities in Monaco and with the yachting and cruise industries are handled by MMCI, the sister company of Mathez Freight Forwarding in Monaco.
For ship owners, we provide:
As an authorized representative for ship owners, we perform all the technical, practical, and administrative operations at every port of call, and fulfill the needs of the vessel:
We plan for and coordinate operations with all the actors so that every port of call will be a successful experience.
Regulation in France is under modification, requiring that the ship owner designates an agent at every port of call
The shipping agent accompanies the legal representatives of the ship owner while at port with respect to administrative and procedural tasks (acting on behalf of…).
Some owners use integrated shipping agents which belong to the ship-owning group.
However, there are several advantages to working with an independent agent:
Mathez Freight Forwarding has an excellent foundation at the ports of the French Riviera and shares with its clients its expertise as a freight forwarder, with its IATA & FIATA accreditations, and its status as a Customs Broker, and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO). The group also has unparalleled VAT expertise.
Mathez Freight Forwarding is FIATA, IATA and FONASBA certified and since 2013 it has also had AEO-Full status, which includes the AEO "streamlined customs" certificate and the AEO "safety and security" certificates.
When you work with Mathez Freight Forwarding, you can rest assured that all your operations will be performed with precision, reliability, and professionalism, according to the highest standards.
Required documents vary a great deal from one port to another, from one vessel to another, and depending on the tasks performed by that vessel. Make a Pro Forma request and we'll provide you with a price, a feasability report, and all the information you need to ensure a successful call at port.