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Mr Ganguly - Shipping Agency

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Mr Ganguly - Shipping Agency

  1. 1. Shipping Agency Serving The Industry to Perfection 27th Nov, 2013 R K Ganguly
  2. 2. Steamer Agency - Definition • An organization that deals with the transactions of a ship at every port that the ship visits or docks at. In simple terms, it is a shipping agent who as a local expert acts as the representative of the owner of the ship and carries out all essential duties and obligations required to be performed and/or discharged by the owners & crew of the ship.
  3. 3. Types of Shipping Agency Full Agency • Port/Custom s / Immigration Clearance • Freight Tax Clearance • Crew & Other Husbandry Requirements • Bunkers & Provisions • Technical Assistance • Spare Handling • Vessel Conversion/Reversion • CTM OPA • Crew & Other Husbandry Requirements • Bunkers & Provisions • Technical Assistance • Spare Handling • CTM • Handling Of Agency Funds • Freight Tax Clearance • Vessel Conversion/Reversion CPA • Handling Cargo related matters • Regularizing LOIs & BLs • Bunkering • Vessel Conversion/ Reversion • Freight Tax Clearance
  4. 4. Types of Vessels
  5. 5. Tanker Vessel
  6. 6. Dry Bulk Vessel
  7. 7. Break Bulk Vessel
  8. 8. An ODC Break Bulk Package
  9. 9. Cruise Vessels
  10. 10. Naval Vessels
  11. 11. Car Carrier Vessel
  12. 12. New Build Vessel
  13. 13. Ro-Ro Vessel Operation
  14. 14. Demolition Vessel
  15. 15. Off Shore Vessel
  16. 16. Dredgers & Dredging
  17. 17. Submersible Vessels
  18. 18. Salvage Agency
  19. 19. Agency Process Receipt of Agency Appointment Acknowledgement, EPDA & Port Information Pre Arrival Information Daily Line Up & Berthing Prospects Collection of BLs/LOIs & Filing of Manifest Arrangement of Surveyors Fund Receipt, Vessel Arrival & Berthing Arrangements
  20. 20. Agency Process Contd… Cargo & Vessel related Updates, Reports, Co-ordination of Vessel Requirements – Bunkers, Fresh Water, Spares etc Freight Tax, PC, Sailing Arrangements, SOF and Other Documentation MR and Issue of BLs for Export Vessels Near Final DA (NFDA) Final Voyage Account (FDA)/Recovery of Balance/Voyage Account Closure
  21. 21. Value Added Services • Immigration, Disembarkation and Re – Embarkation (Passenger Vessels) • Fresh water/Bunkers/provisions • Workshop Support • Coastal Licence • Charts and Books • Assistance in case of Accidents • Market / Trade Information • Handling Marine Security Personnel • Liaison with MOS/MOHA/MOD
  22. 22. Port Restrictions • • • • • • • • No of berths available, lengths Draught – Channel and berths Tidal variations Availability of Pilots & Tugs Fishing areas and pilferage Berth Occupancy Limit Minimum Load/Discharge Rates Shore infrastructure
  23. 23. Standard DA Items • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port Dues Pilotage Berth Hire Priority Berthing Charge (Optional) Anchorage Dues, if any Tug Hire (Also Pull Back charge in case of SPMs) Mooring/Unmooring Gangs VTMS Charges (for GMB Ports only) Oil Pollution Cess (Crude & POL Products) Gangway Charges Survey Fees Light House Dues Agency Fees Stevedoring Charge (For liner cargo) Service Tax
  24. 24. Sample Market Reports J.M.BAXI COAL UPDATE Monthly Review of Policy, Trade & Industry Developments Member, Baltic Exchange NOVEMBER 2013 J.M. BAXI DRY BULK MARKET REPORT Daily Update on Bulk Commodity Trends & Develpments MEMBER BALTIC EXCHANGE 18th NOVEMBER 2013
  25. 25. Sample Market Reports J.M.BAXI CHEMICALS & FERTILISER UPDATE Monthly Review of Policy, Trade & Industry Developments Member Baltic exchange NOVEMBER 2013 J.M.BAXI AUTOMOTIVE LOGISTICS UPDATE MONTHLY REVIEW OF POLICY, TRADE & INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS MEMBER BALTIC EXCHANGE NOVEMBER 2013
  26. 26. Sample Market Reports J.M.BAXI PROJECT CARGO UPDATE REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS & EPC DEVELOPMENTS NOVEMBER 2013 Member Baltic Exchange J.M.BAXI PORT SECTOR UPDATE Monthly Review of Policy, Trade & Industry Developments MEMBER BALTIC EXCHANGE NOVEMBER 2013
  27. 27. Normal Critical Factors • • • • • • • • Vessel Bunching Condition of Ship & Ship’s Gears BL & Manifest / MR Cargo Condition on board or on shore Quay Transfer Operation Storage Receipt/Delivery Surveys – Draught/Ullage/Off & On Hire/ Bunkers/ Tally/Wagon loading/Unloading Facility, Storage Yards
  28. 28. Extra Ordinary Critical Factors  PNI Clubs  Classification Societies  Security Guards  PC for Last Port Call (OPL)  Freight Tax  Conversion to Coastal Status
  29. 29. PNI Clubs Permitted  American Steam Ship Owners Mutual PNI Association  Skuld Mutual PNI Association Ltd  Gard PNI Limited  Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Ltd  London Steam Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association  North of England PNI Association  The Ship Owner’s Mutual PNI Association  Std. Steam Ship Owners PNI Association – London/Asia  Steam Ship Mutual Underwriting Association Ltd  UK Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association Ltd  Swedish Club  West of England Ship Owners Mutual Insurance Association
  30. 30. Classification Societies Permitted American Bureau of Shipping Bureau Veritas China Class Society Croatian Register of Shipping Detnorske Veritas  Indian Register of Shipping Korean Register of Shipping Lloyd’s Register of Shipping NKK Polish Register of Shipping Registro Italio Navale Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  31. 31. Documents Required - Security Guards Arms & Ammunition List Arms License Flag State Approval Letter Copy of Passport & Seaman’s Book (Guards) Copy of Contract between Owner and Provider
  32. 32. Restrictions – Security Guard Arms & Ammunition to be kept in Bonded Storage prior entry into Indian Water Arms & Ammunition cannot be taken out through any Indian Port No Embarkation/Disembarkation at JNPT, Mumbai, Mormugao, Mangalore and Kochi
  33. 33. Documents Required for Freight Tax Charter Party Certificate of Incorporation Indian Pan Card Tax Residency Certificate Freight Invoice Proof of Freight Remittance
  34. 34. Documents Required for Conversion  DG (Shipping) Licence (SPL or SVL)  General Trading Licence for Indian Flag Vessel Declarations – Crew List, Stores List, Currency List, Arms & Ammunition List.  Vessel Certificates (PNI/Class etc)  Vessel Declarations – Crew List, Stores List, Currency List, Arms & Ammunition List.  Declaration of consumption of Bunker, Provisions & Consumables by Master  Last invoices of Bunkers, provisions & consumables
  35. 35. Terms of Vessel Calls  Free Out – Import, all cargo handling on account of charterer/importer/consignee.  Free In – Export, all cargo handling on account of charterer/shipper.  Liner Out – Import, discharge of cargo from ship’s holds till freely hanging at hook point to be done by ship.  Liner In - Export, loading of cargo from vehicles at hook point to ship’s holds to be done by ship.  Customary Quick Discharge – Load and/or Discharge Rate fixed between owner and charterer, but free out or free in terms otherwise
  36. 36. Challenges - Shipping Agency • • • • • • • • Global Recession Fall in prices Tight Cash Flow all around Poor Port Performance Competition – Low costs – NC practices Exclusion Policy of Private Ports Freedom of Major Ports to Frame Tariff Manning by Indian Crew on Coastal Ships
  37. 37. Shipping Agency – A Collective Effort • Parties involved In Process– Ship Owner, Charterer, Receivers/Shippers, Shipping Agent, Stevedore, Shore Handling Agent, Customs House Agent, Port, Customs , Immigration, PHO & Security. • Main Drivers of the Process –Ship Owner , Shipping Agent and/or Charterer
  38. 38. Requirements for a Perfect Collective Effort • Empathy among the drivers. • Comprehensive pre – arrival planning of the ship’s call on the basis of requirements. • Acknowledging weaknesses or lacunae in advance mutually. • Responsiveness. • On time mobilization – Funds etc
  39. 39. Thank You

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