Protecting Agency

Safeguard your interest with Protecting Agency

When a vessel makes a port call, it is imperative for shipowners and operators to appoint a preferred ship agent to supervise the charterer’s agency function and port operations. You can count on GAC India to ensure your interests are well taken care when calling at any one of the ports in the Indian subcontinent.

There are times when you need to rely on a preferred ship agent to act as your eyes and ears on the spot to supervise the charterers’ agency function and monitor your port operations to protect your interests. That’s where GAC India’s protective agency package comes in.

GAC India is the local partner you can rely on for all protective services. We offer vessel owners and operators a scalable protective service to complement our range of ship agency, husbandry, ship spares delivery and other support options.

It can be as simple as arranging an independent survey and report, to full involvement from start to finish to ensure that all port operations are expedited, including:

  • Checking proforma D/A submitted by the head agent for compliance with applicable tariffs
  • Payment of all related dues
  • Receipt of owners’ funds and payment to head agents
  • Reporting the vessel/cargo status, as required
  • Checking cargo documents/SOF/ time sheets for correctness, notifying owner if not, and issuing letters of protest
  • Signing Bills of Lading
  • Attending to vessel operations issues including stevedoring damages, breakdowns, owner related matters

GAC India delivers peace of mind for your port calls with services that are aligned with the Group’s highest standards of safe, ethical, quality and compliant practices.

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We are here and ready to help you to achieve your business needs. Let’s start a conversation today.

GAC India
Cochin; Main Office

GAC House, P.B. No. 515 Subramanian Road Willingdon Island Cochin, Kochi

Ravi Ramachandran

Managing Director