Decades of experience in the service of prestigious companies have contributed to the economic growth of our clients and the enrichment of the competencies of our teams – qualified and dynamic agents who work daily with all types of cargo vessels on the French Riviera and beyond.
We assist operators on major projects at ports or on the waterfront, for example:
I am proud to perpetuate a customized and high-quality service, thereby maintaining the precious confidence that our partners continue to instill in us since the company was founded in 1950.
Regulation in France is undergoing changes to require that the ship-owner designates a cargo ship agent at every port of call.
The cargo ship agent assists the legal representatives of the ship-owner on an administrative and procedural level in the port (acting on behalf of…).
Some ship-owners use integrated cargo ship agents that belong to a ship-owning group.
Using an independent cargo ship agent can involve several advantages however:
Mathez Freight Forwarding builds on its excellent foundation with respect to the ports of the French Riviera and shares with its clients that expertise as a freight fowarder with its IATA and FIATA certifications, registered customs representative, and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO). Our group also possesses unparalleled expertise in VAT.
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.
The IATA certificate allows use of any commercial airliner and its AWB.
When you work with Mathez Freight Forwarding, you can rest assured that all of your operations will be performed with precision, reliability, and professionalism, according to the highest standards.
The paperwork required can vary very widely from one port to another, from one ship to another, and according to the purposes of 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.