Our goal is to identify the challenges brought on by limited time in port and unexpected events that can occur prior to every departure.
Every port of call is different! That’s what I love the most in my line of work, beyond the rich encounters and exchanges with crew members.
In France, changes are underway to require that ship owners name 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 used 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 International Transport is FIATA, IATA and FONASBA accredited and since 2013, it has had AEO-Full status, which includes the AEO certificate for "customs simplification" and the AEO certificate for "safety and security."
The IATA certification enables use of any commercial airline and use of their AWB.
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 study, and the information necessary so you'll have a worry-free port of call.