Shipping Agency

We are well experienced in agency service, whether it is for discharge cargo or delivering demo vessel at Chittagong. The team is always ready to render all services to the Principal. Services at a port, a berth, all relevant port, and husbandry services. We assist Master for the requirements of vessel and crew, how to clear the ship with the port. As well as involvement with other authorities. 

Services Provided Being Agents

  • Updating port as regards the vessel’s arrival.
  • Completing formalities with port and customs.
  • Booking vessel’s inward, on arrival, and outward after completion of discharge.
  • Arranging the pilot and tug boat services if required.
  • Updating information on the crews to the local immigration authorities
  • Preparing a quarantine pre-arrival report
  • Advising Customs of the ship’s arrival, boarding at the vessel and reporting the cargo on board
  • Support in OPA activities and coordinate if there are any other companies involved.
  • Logistics support for bunkering and survey arrangement if required.
  • Updating the stevedore with the ship’s planner along with the manifest.
  • We do maintain liaising with stevedores and terminal operators to ensure the safe handling of containers, break-bulk and bulk liquids, and ensuring that the ship’s master is aware of shore requirements
  • Sing on and sign off for crews.
  • Carrying our the formalities associated with immigration for crew changes and performing documentation, arrangements of flights.
  • Paying the crew
  • Cooperating for ship services including repairs and maintenance.
  • Coordinating with attending surveyors.
  • Arranging vessel’s sailing formalities and port clearance after completion of discharge.

Port Agency

PORT AGENCY service is offered when any shipowners or charterer looking for an independent shipping agency at Chittagong, Matarbari or Mongla to declare their vessel at Port, arrange immediate berthing or discharge operation,  arrange barges, stevedore, ensure SOF for vessel’s interest and delivery of cargo with BL/ LOI as per Principals instruction. In addition of port agency, JP Ship Management is well known for on hire/ off bunker survey service at Chittagong and Mongla, Bangladesh. 


OPA SERVICE: Most of the shipowners or even Charterers require OPA at Chittagong and other ports, as discharge port agents mostly are recommended by sub-charterer or cargo receiver. Crew sign-on/ off, Ships spare customs clearance are often required here. Delay in communication, discharge, and placement of lighter vessel for STS operation, stevedore/ lighter damage to the vessel and SOF manipulation to favor receiver are quite frequent. 

JP SHIP MANAGEMENT is experienced in the Marine and Cargo surveys. Once requested to keep Principals’ eye on the vessel, JP SHIP MANAGEMENT  survey team can offer complete cargo discharge supervision with LIVE reporting in addition of  OPA assistance. Cargo supervision includes following and indeed in a cost-effective manner for followings-

01. Discharging supervision

02. Daily cargo report

03. Barge itinerary

04. Daily SOF recap

05. Stevedore activity monitoring

06. Daily activity coordination with Charterers agent

07. Assisting Master upon request (relaying same to us in writing)

08. Rendering CTM, crew sign-on/ off, demucking at the anchorage of Chattogram Port, Fresh Water supply at Chittagong and Mongla Ports as OPA. Customs Clearance for ship’s spares or Fender arrangement etc.