Maritime agency for your port call? Vertom offers first-class services
For your port call you want to be able to rely on a professional and trusted partner. Vertom is an expert maritime agency with worldwide reach and over 45 years of experience. With our network in all major European ports, we ensure that your vessels can enter and leave ports smoothly. We also help you lighten your administrative burden by taking care of all the formalities with port authorities.
What does a maritime agency do?
A maritime agency takes care of all the transactions of a ship in every port that the ship visits or docks. The agents circulate essential information between service (port) providers, customs, port authorities and maritime pilots. By working together with all relevant parties, a maritime agent guarantees that a ship can dock on a port and leave it by the end of its operation without facing long waiting times or other problems. Read more about the role of a maritime agent here.
Maritime agency: why choose Vertom?
The unique combination of many years of experience and a high level of expertise makes Vertom an excellent choice as your maritime agency. With its origins in Dutch and Belgian seaports, Vertom has developed a presence in all major European ports. In each port we act as a linchpin between all important parties. Our agents assist with ship clearance, the complete administration, and formalities with port authorities. We have been doing so for years. All of the experts we employ know the port like the back of their hand and have a good understanding of the different sectors we service. This allows us to offer highly specialized and quality services for every type of ship and a variety of industries. Our agents work together with ship owners and charterers to anticipate the requirements of the ship, its crew and cargo, and the needs of the port authorities and customs. This way we ensure a fast vessel turn- around, combined with quick and accurate account settlements.
Maritime agency with an innovative focus
We are highly aware of the importance of first-class maritime agency services to our clients. Therefore, Vertom constantly invests in the expansion and optimization of its services, and in innovation to meet the needs of our customers. As part of this mission, we have the ambition to create an international network of agents so that we can help our clients – wherever they are in the world – as best as possible. Our offices currently span over 9 countries across 2 continents:
- Netherlands – Vertom Agencies
Delfzijl, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Flushing, Terneuzen
- Belgium – Vertom Shipping Belgium
Zeebrugge, Gent, Antwerp
- United Kingdom – Vertom UK
All British ports
- Germany – Vertom Network Agencies
Rostock, Weser, Ems, Hamburg, Bremen, Kiel canal, Emden, Wilhelmshaven
- France – Vertom Network Agencies
Dunkirk, Rouen, Le Havre, Sete, Marseille, Fos, Lavera, Port La Nouvelle
- Spain – Vertom Spanmed
All Spanish ports – Algeciras, Ceuta, Gibraltar
- Greece – Vertom Hellas
All Greek ports
- Turkey – Vertom Network Agencies
All Turkish ports, including passages through straits
- Bulgaria – VFS Chartering
Bourgas and Varna
- United States – Vertom Network Agencies
All ports – USEC, USG, USWC
Digital innovation: the Vertom application
More and more processes are being digitized – the maritime sector is no exception. Our clients receive an increasing amount of data through mobile applications and online platforms. Shipping companies need detailed information on draught, rules for admission, and arrival and departure times. We are always trying to increase the added value of our services. Therefore, we have developed an online application that offers our clients the possibility to track the status of a port call in real time: from the type of ship and identification number, to the port of destination and date of arrival. The progress and status are continuously updated so that our clients can quickly and easily access the most up-to-date information via their smartphone. https://portal.vertom.nl/
Want to know more?
If you have any questions or would like to receive more information about our maritime agency, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will get back to you shortly.