LBH South Africa Charterers Agency
Our group is able to offer a most comprehensive charterers agency function. Apart from protecting our Principals’ interest and ensuring an efficient port operation at all times, our functions also include, but are not limited to:
- Railway & transport monitoring
- Stockpile reporting
- Port status & conditions
- Daily production / activity reports
- Customs documentation
LBH South Africa Clearing & Forwarding Agency
It often occurs that we are unable to be nominated as charterers agents and in this case we offer our services as clearing and forwarding agents. We are licensed to be able to carry out this function throughout the ports of South Africa and Mozambique.
We are specialists in the field of bulk and project transactions. Furthermore our clearing and forwarding team have an extremely high level of expertise in the container and breakbulk sector. Our clearing and forwarding departments are able to arrange:
- Customs documentation
- Stock control
- Freight bookings
LBH South Africa Contract Logistics & Management
We are very proud of our ability and knowledge of our local market. We would like all our Principals to benefit from the store of information which we have accumulated.
To this end we propose to administer your cargo on a ‘partnership’ basis. We see ourselves as your ‘partners’ in the logistics field. Invariably, your cargo is in the hands of persons over whom you have no direct control or possibly it’s even in the hands of people whom you have not appointed yourself. As traders this is a concern – we are able to offer you a solution. We can control and report on your cargoes in a customised method to suit your requirements exactly. We will supervise the function of the following subcontractors:
- Ships agents
- Port authorities
- Ocean carriers
From the data collected from the above we are able to offer daily reports on your cargo movements and a consolidated cost control system.
LBH South Africa Owners Agency
Our experience in the ports of South Africa and Mozambique is of benefit to all shipowners and despondent owners. Our local knowledge of situations and our keen interest in the promotion of these ports are of advantage to all vessel operators. We are able to attend to all your husbandry requirements and can supply the following services:Off port limit calls
- Bunkering calls
- Dry docking & repairs
- Cash to Master transactions
- Crew changes
- Owner protecting agency
- We are available for any query that you may have in the maritime field on our coast.
LBH Supervisors Africa
LBH South Africa is pleased to be able to offer to our principles a vessel / cargo supervisory service operating under the name of “LBH Supervisors”. We are all too aware of the problems that we are faced with in Africa on a daily basis whether it be miscommunication, inexperience, language barrier or just plain “not getting the right information” and details.
LBH South Africa are able to at short notice send a senior operator or manager to ports situated on the West and East coast of Africa to attend as a supervisor for owners, charterers and shippers/receivers. Our mobilisation to the port is subject to those countries visa requirements. However, as holders of South African passports we are sometimes able to arrange these quicker due to South Africa being part of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
Our operator on the ground will monitor the vessel / cargo operations and report twice daily giving accurate updates and prospects. We will not replace the local agents or take over the work that they are doing but will purely monitor and supervise their work to ensure that our mutual principle is getting the best service from the local agents and port operators/owners. Our intention is to ensure that you are getting the most optimum service by maximising what is available locally.
You will receive concise and up to date reports on what is a happening locally as well as any operational procedures that we have implemented or suggested.
These services can be tailored to meet your specific needs and has been introduced as a value added service for our principles which we will offer on a cost + 5% disbursement fee and a daily rate for the supervisor from the time of leaving Durban to return to Durban.
Should you require any of our services please do not hesitate to contact us for a quote detailing your expectations as well as providing us with as much information so that we can allocate the most experienced person we have.