Welcome to "Global Ship Agencies Network"


  • Established by an experience team of network specialists, the "Global Ship Agencies Network" (GSAN) is a worldwide umbrella organization comprised of leading local and regional Liner and Tramp Ship Agents. GSAN Members are predominantly medium-sized companies that are independently owned, responsive and flexible, offering professional Ship Agency and related services.

  • Each GSAN Member is required to adhere to the highest standards of ethics and professional conduct in their business activities. They are required to meet and exceed internationally accepted conventions, maritime laws and practices regarding cargo handling, associated documentation and disbursement accounting.

  • When electing to use a GSAN Member, vessel owners and operators  will be dealing with a company that has been pre-qualified for its integrity, professionalism, experience, specialized local knowledge not only in local market but the industry in general.

  • If you are seeking Tramp or Liner Ship Agency services in any worldwide port, please use our "Locate a Ship Agency" facilities or seeking a ProForma Disbursement Account, complete our "Port & Agency Estimate Request". You will find our GSAN Members to be responsive and professional.
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Why Select a GSAN Member?
  • GSAN Members have each passed a vigorous membership pre-qualification process.
  • GSAN Members have each agreed to adhere to the highest industry standards.
  • GSAN Members are all available 24/7/365 and can be contacted directly or via GSAN.
  • GSAN Members offer you peace-of-mind when dealing with advance payments.
  • GSAN is administered on a neutral and impartial basis for the overall benefit of members.
  • GSAN is pro-active in all dispute resolution matters.
  • GSAN is completely free to users and is a valuable resource to users of Ship Agency services
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GSAN is pleased to announce that Emcar Ltd - Shipping Dept of Mauritius has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member to serve Port Louis, Mauritius.

In 1970, Emcar Ltd expanded its activities in the Shipping business, to include the export of commodities, mainly sugar and molasses. Since then, they have accumulated almost forty years worth of solid experience in the Shipping trade, from acting as an agent for liner vessels and bulk carriers, to handling Bulk Coal, Sugar shipments and tankers. Emcar's major asset are the people, who spare no effort to satisfy customers’ needs. Emcar's expertise – acquired both on-the-job and through academic training – is what gives Emcar its competitive edge.

Emcar Ltd offers you services as Port Agent in Port Louis, Mauritius. They are situated near the port and ensure efficient Port services in the wake of a vision: “The strategic location of Mauritius, Midway between Asia, Africa and Australia makes Mauritius the ideal hub of the Indian Ocean for International Trade”. 

The Key Contacts are Finck Gaetan, Shipping Manager & Charles Lam-I-Song, Head of Operation Department. Additional information can be found on their Member Profile or their website: http://shipping.emcar.mu

Please join GSAN in welcoming Emcar Ltd to our network. Please work with them to develop mutual business.

GSAN is pleased to announce that Interport Ship Agents Ltd (ISAL) of Bangladesh has joined our growing and dynamic Global Ship Agencies Network.

Since 2001 Interport Ship Agents Ltd (ISAL) provides an extensive range of services to ship owners and operators in both tramp and liner shipping sectors, as well as ship management companies and charterers. Interport offers comprehensive range of agency services, tailor-made for today's liner and tramp vessels calling at the Bangladeshi ports of Chittagong and Mongla. These services cover both ship husbandry and cargo services involving bulk, containers, RoRo, break bulk, LPG, project and heavy lift cargoes.
Interport is also working as an International Freight Forwarder incl. LCL consolidation and NVOCC.

Last but not least, Interport is also correspondent for a number of the International Group P&I Clubs and able to assists with claims or problems, which may be of concern to the P&I Clubs and their Members.

The Key Contact is Syed Golam Gous Waheed, Director Sales. Additional information can be found on their Member Profile or their website at: www.interport.org

Please join GSAN in welcoming Interport to GSAN. Please work with them to develop mutual business.

GSAN is pleased to announce that messrs McLarens Logistics Limited has added new ports to their services in Sri Lanka.

McLarens Logistics is a fully fledged Shipping and Freight Forwarding Company providing an array of services which include; International Freight Forwarding, NVOCC Agency (Dry, Reefer, Special & ISO Tank Containers), Liner Agency Services (Containerized, Break Bulk, Ro-Ro etc.,) Supply of Bunkers, Arrangement of Surveys, Crew Change, Ship Supply Services etc.

The Key Contact is Dumindha Saman, Commercial Manager of McLarens. Additional information can be found on their Member Profile or their website at: www.mclarenslogistics.lk

Please join GSAN in welcoming McLarens extending their services in Sri Lanka. Please work with them to develop mutual business.

"GSAN invites you to join Bimco webinar on new FONASBA General Agency Agreement"

Dear Sir/Madam,

We herewith invite you to join the free Bimco webinar on Thursday 5 April at 9.00 CET (10.00 CEST) to hear about the newly published BIMCO/FONASBA General Agency Agreement.

Agency appointments are often agreed over the phone or by email. But with ship operations becoming ever more complex,

there is a growing need for a standard agreement that clearly sets out the services to be performed by the agents and the liabilities and responsibilities of both parties.

A panel will discuss the new agreement and explain why agents and their principals would benefit from using it:

  • John Foord - FONASBA President
  • Han van Blanken - BIMCO Documentary Committee member & GSAN Executive Director
  • Luis Bernat – Danish Shipbrokers Association & Chaiman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Branch in Denmark

Sign up to watch this free webinar.

UPDATE: the webinar can be viewed on YouTube via following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56NCZzUHh6k&feature=youtu.be

Viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel in advance. Send your questions to contracts@bimco.org.

The General Agency Agreement can be found on the  found on the BIMCO website.

We are available to answer any questions that you may have.

Yours sincerely,
Han van Blanken

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) welcomes new members Mr. Han van Blanken & Mr. Evert Hoogwerf in the GSAN Board of Directors : 

Dear GSAN Family:

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Han van Blanken & Mr. Evert Hoogwerf have joined the management team of GSAN in order to strengthen our organization and develop our network further.
They have a solid background within the shipping community and a large network within various market segments.

Han was chairman of the BIMCO Documentary Committee subgroup which drafted the new Agency Appointment Agreement document and the new General Agency Agreement document together with FONASBA.
With the arrival of our new team members we believe that we will be in a better position to further upgrade and promote the GSAN network and increase our world wide coverage.
Please extend your usual courtesy and extend a big welcome to Han & Evert.

The Contact details can be found on GSAN Contact page.

November 26, 2017:  GSAN welcomes McLarens Logistics Limited of Sri Lanka as its latest member.

McLarens Logistics is a fully fledged Shipping and Freight Forwarding Company providing an array of services which include; International Freight Forwarding, NVOCC Agency (Dry, Reefer, Special, & ISO Tank Containers), Liner Agency Services (Containerized, Break Bulk, Ro-Ro etc.,) Supply of Bunkers, Arrangement of Surveys, Crew Change, Ship Supply Services etc.  Their website is: www.mclarenslogistics.lk

May 13, 2017:  GSAN welcomes Sharaf Shipping Agency (SSA) as its latest member.

SSA was founded in 1976 as a Ship Agency its core activity has evolved to include Hub Services, Offshore Supply, Freight Forwarding, Project Cargo, Chartering & Brokering and Logistics & Warehousing Services. SSA has continuously expanded its network of owned offices throughout the Middle East/Africa and, today, employs over 1,000 multinational executives with proven shipping experience. Their website at: www.sharafshipping.com