Freight agent for cargo ships

Cement carrier at the port of Nice
Everyday we see to all types of cargo at the ports in Southern France and Monaco - cargo ships carrying conventional merchandise, ships transporting yachts, cement carriers, construction project machinery, etc.
Services we offer in France and Monaco:

Freight agent for cargo ships

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.

Consigning shipping agent:

  • Declarationupon arrival, departure, boarding, payment of taxes.
  • Pro Forma and transmission of port information.
  • Coordination of local actors: port authorities, harbor master’s office, pilots, dockers, customs, surveyor, waste, etc…
  • Transferof crew members.
  • Brokerage.
Dedicated freight services:

  • A complete array of freight services: express freight, general air cargo, consolidated economical shipments, freight shipment by sea.
  • Receipt and loading of spare parts.
  • Packaging, handling, and shipping of all types of merchandise including oversized merchandise.
  • Secure loading operations: towing, packing, strapping, lashing.

We serve all types of cargo vessels:

  • Cement carrying cargoes: exclusive agent in Nice, number 1 cement carrier in France.
  • Yacht transporting cargo ships: we oversee customs operations in the service of professionals, charterers, individuals, private owners, and exhibitors.
  • Cargo ships transporting conventional merchandise
    : Receipt, boarding, unloading heavy, bulk, or precious cargo, of all dimensions, industrial machinery, etc.)

Major projects & construction projects:

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.

Atanas Bozev,

Your Guarantees & Benefits

Our presence right at the port

Our offices are located directly at port, and our knowledge of local actors will ensure responsiveness and careful tracking.

An international network

You'll benefit from our national and international coverage with a network of specialists in shipping, but also air and sea freight.
Our Network

Experienced representatives

Professionals in this industry will value our highly specialized experience, which is sure to provide you with high-quality advising and organizational assistance.

24/7 follow up

You can rely on the effectiveness and the precision of our teams for 24/7 operational service and follow up.

Customized solutions

Strengthened by the multiple competencies of the group, we put in place services that are customized to meet your needs and are carefully directed and monitored by our expert teams.
  1. Pro Forma Shipping Request

    Your requirements

    For the vessel

    Your contact details

  1. Freight Quote

    Your requirements

    Your contact details


Frequently asked questions about transportation

  1. 1

    Is it absolutely required to make use of a shipping agent?

    Regulation in France is undergoing changes to require that the ship-owner designates a cargo ship 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…).

  2. 2

    Why is better to work with an independent shipping agent?

    Some owners use integrated shipping agents which belong to the ship-owning group.

    However, there are several advantages to working with an independent agent:

    • Often the independent cargo ship agent has deeper local competencies
    • Working for several ship owners, the independent agent can achieve economies of scale.
    • The independent cargo ship agent often brings together several types of expertise, and particularly those of a shipping commissioner and licensed customs broker.

    MATHEZ FREIGHT 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. Our group also possesses unparalleled expertise in VAT. The group also has unparalleled VAT expertise.

  3. 3

    What advantages are associated with the FONASBA label and the FIATA, IATA, and AEO-Full accreditations?

    MATHEZ FREIGHT 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.

    • Since 2007, the FONASBAquality standard (Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents) offers distinction to agents that satisfy criteria of financial stability, and show the highest quality commitments in terms of professionalism and quality.
    • The FIATAcredential demonstrates the security of the relationships between loaders and other actors in the field of sea-based shipping, and the FIATA regulation is the reference in the event of a dispute.
    • "AEO" accreditation (Authorized Economic Operator) is awarded by the Customs Administration to companies that satisfy strict customs criteria and continuously demonstrate quality, conformity, and reliability on the international logistical chain.
    • Our IATA certification allows you to use any commercial airliner and their AWB.

    When you work with MATHEZ FREIGHT, you can rest assured that all your operations will be performed with precision, reliability, and professionalism, according to the highest standards.

  4. 4

    What paperwork is required when making a port of call?

    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.

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