Port Operations

Port Operations

Our experienced Port Agency team plan and manage all Port activities required for all types of vessels calling at Malta.

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Cargo Operations

Cargo Operations

We have competences to handle all types of cargo in Maltese ports whether for domestic use or for onwards transhipment.

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Liner Agency

Liner Agency

Our core activities has always been linked to our Liner Agency competences were we seek to build strong, long term business relationships.

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Support Services

Support Services

We can handle an exhaustive list of support services from managing bunkering operations right through to assisting legal matters relating to ship registration.

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Agency Services

Support Services

Support Services
Support Services

We have experience in dealing with all type of operations and support services that vessels and ship-owners may require in and outside the harbours of Malta, including:

Bunkering Operations

We liaise with the bunker suppliers and are in a position to negotiate competitive prices and monitor bunker progress, keeping our Principals informed of any developments. We ensure that there is co-ordination between the vessel and suppliers, thus minimizing any delays whilst keeping our Principals closely advised.

Ship To Ship Operations

Due to our strategic location Malta has become the ideal choice for the transferring of your cargo. Our experienced personnel together with their specialised skills & rapid response capabilities ensure the safe and timely transfer of your cargo. We offer a complete service and source all specialised equipment required (hoses, fenders and support craft, as well as full back-up services including standby boats, equipment transportation experienced/licensed mooring masters to supervise and monitor the STS operations) thus we guarantee a quality and timely service.

All transfer operations are carried out in accordance with the local requirements and guidelines set out by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), with strict adherence to safety regulations.

Maintenance Services

We assist owners in their initial research in obtaining quotations from local shipyards and offer assistance to the vessel and crew whilst undergoing repairs and survey during the stay in harbour. Besides Polombo Shipyards, we may arrange for repairs to vessels through other privately owned companies who also employ highly skilled personnel and are able to carry out repairs inside or outside harbour.  Floating docks are also available.

Cruise Line/Passenger Operations

We have vast experience in handling cruise liner and passenger vessels. We are also able to coordinate all passenger activity including travel arrangements and excursions.

Super Yacht Services

We offer a full range of industry specialised Agency and Husbandry services for Super yachts. Over the years we have built a reputable service which caters for all cruising requirements within Maltese Waters. Our dedicated team handle Owner’s requirements efficiently and cost effectively on a 24/7 basis.

Ship Registration and Ship Management

Our sister Company J.B. Sorotto Ltd specialises in Ship Registration and  also offer a wide range of corporate services to ship owners and ship managers.

Agency Services

Liner Agency

Liner Agency
Liner Agency

In collaboration with our Forwarding and Logistics services we are able to offer a holistic approach, combining our competences in port and cargo operations to our dynamic marketing and sales expertise. We have established a strong reputation in Logistics and Freight services locally and benefit from a substantial market share. Our values include a commitment to team work, where we seek to understand and integrate with our Principals’ objectives.

Agency Services

Cargo Operations

Cargo Operations
Cargo Operations

We have a dedicated team focused on cargo operations, from planning and managing of transhipment operations to custom clearance and distribution of local cargo, within stringent controls and documentation procedures. We have experience in the operations of standard containerised or trailer cargo, all types of vehicles, bulk cargo including liquid bulk and gas as well as all types of project cargo. In collaboration with our Freight and Logistic services we are also able to source storage and warehousing facilities as well as dedicated operations to offshore activities including OIL and GAS requirements.

Agency Services

Port Operations

Port Operations
Port Operations

Our knowledge of the local operators, regulations and working practices, combined with our strong internal information systems and our holistic Service approach, ensure that all operations are performed efficiently and effectively whilst also enabling clear communication with our Principals in a timely manner.

We attend to all vessel requirements during their port stay including ship stores, ship spares, crew changes, medical requirements and any repairs or maintenance needs. We also assist in the local procurement of vessel supplies as well as the customs clearance and delivery of spare parts and other materials.

Our Services have been developed around our core values which are embedded in our culture. Practical examples of how we demonstrate these values can be seen in our services blueprint:

  • We are committed to being transparent in the way we contract for local services and materials on behalf of our Principals, where we actively seek the most cost effective solutions.
  • We charge fairly for our services and provide competitive solutions.
  • We seek to offer independent and objective advice to our Principals.
  • We ensure that our People have the right competences and are committed to deal with all matters in a timely manner.
  • We are committed to the highest standards of quality.