Hoppe Ship Agencies is an independent shipping agent situated in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium. Our company is offering port agency services and husbandry for shipping companies calling Zeebrugge, Bruges and Ostend.
A port agent is the representative or designated person for one or more shipping companies in a port, acting on their behalf. There is an agreement between both parties, in which the port agent represent his principal in a port against the payment of an agency remuneration.
Clearance of vessels in- and outward through Customs.
Clearance of vessels in- and outward at the Maritime Police.
Applying to the port management for a berth, together with all the related administrative formalities.
Processing the information and carrying out the necessary administrative formalities for dangerous goods, in accordance with the applicable local, national and European regulations.
Ordering pilots, boatmen, tugs, etc.
Communication & agency
ETA announcements for consignees/shippers by fax or e-mail.
Day-to-day supervision of the loading/unloading operations, and reporting on these to all the parties involved.
General coordination between ship, shipping company/ operator and stevedore.
Drawing up the “Statement of Facts” and “Notice of Readiness.”
Settling the port dues.
Coordination of bunker supply.
Bringing crew mail on board.
Coordination of fresh water supply.
Organising medical assistance for the crew.
Coordination of taxi services.
A husbandry agent attends to the non-cargo matters of the ship. The husbandry agent will therefore assist the owner or manager of the vessel in a port against the payment of an agency remuneration.
Our agency can assist in following husbandry matters:
repairs, spares, provisions, bunkering, crew changes and medical assistance
Rendering quality port agency services is not only clearing vessels in and out, it is acting on our principal’s behalf and representing him in the port as it would be our own business. We want to share or know how with our customers and assist them
Our company is member of the Zeebrugge Shipping Federation, NAVES ( The National Federation of Association of Ship Brokers and Agents), ECASBA (The European Community Association of Ship Brokers and