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With a proven track record in the
shipping arena ASA today is a
trusted partner to many ship owners,
charterers and operators in the region


ASA has the expertise and experience to deliver the fastest and most efficient ships turn round

In port before the ship’s arrival and after it departs, the ASA team will manage all aspects of port agency, delivering a wealth of experience and well developed local relationships. Our team can resolve any unexpected issues quickly and efficiently. As charterer’s or owner’s agents, we view ourselves as an extension of our principal’s offices, taking care of every detail that would protect our principals.

No matter what the cargo, ASA has the expertise and experience to deliver the fastest and most efficient ships turn round. Our main services are:


  • Quick, accurate and detailed PDAs.
  • Efficient despatch of cargo documents and D/As.
  • Arranging timely cargo and ships declaration as port agents.
  • Arranging pilots, tugs and mooring crew for berthing and sailing.
  • Efficient stevedoring operation.
  • Immigration and Customs processing.
  • Supplying ship and crew needs in port.
  • Medical assistance for crew and guests.
  • Legal representation.
  • Engineering, maintenance and repairs.
  • Ensuring arrival/departure timetable is met.
  • Keeping principals informed of ships / cargo operation progress.
  • Providing a detailed Statement of Facts and Laytime Statements.
  • Collection of freight and demurrage / dispatch.
  • Local knowledge on line-ups & special requirements.
  • Funds handled locally.
  • Local expertise to reduce costs and avoid unnecessary expenses.

Charterers Nominated Agency (CNA)
ASA offers a full agency service, covering all cargo requirements and documentation, inward and outward clearance, ordering of pilot, tugs, stevedores and other services for and on behalf of the Charterer, with the disbursement account being sent to the appointing party.

Owners Nominated Agency (ONA) 
Similar in nature to the Charterers Nominated Agency (CNA) service but provided for and on behalf of the ship owner. ONA includes full agency services like CNA.

Owners Protecting Agency (OPA)
A full supervisory service to protect the Ship owner’s interests in monitoring and reviewing the Charterers’ agency function and overseeing all the port activities.

Owners Husbandry Agency (OHA) 
A comprehensive Owners’ Husbandry Agency service to ensure dry docking, repairs, spares and stores, crew matters, cash to Master and other Owners’ husbandry requirements are met.

Vessel & slot share agreements directly with both POD & POL agents handling both COC & SOC boxes and provide total NVOCC solutions on FCL & LCL shipm

The risk of marine piracy still exists for vessels transiting the waters of the Gulf of Aden, Horn of Africa & the East African Coastline down to the island of Seychelles, PMSCs contracted by commercial carriers have deployed armed guards on board vessels to counter any possible threats, as per Kenya Maritime regulations any arms or ammunition is declared and disembarked immediately upon vessel arrival at the port of Mombasa.

ASA is licensed and mandated by KMA to offer the necessary security logistics support to comply with the local regulations and our services with the key components mentioned below


  • Embarkation & disembarkation of security team, registered arms & ammunition
  • Preparation of authority letter & securing of ammunition permit for receipt of arms & ammunition at the port or airport.
  • General logistical & operational support in Mombasa port
  • Flight bookings for security team
  • Repatriation of crew & safekeeping of the arms & ammunition at the port police armoury during vessel stay in port
  • Transit visa preparation for security crew

Additionally, at cost we can provide the following services

  • Hotel accommodation, medical services for the security team
  • Transport to and fro port, airport, vessel, hotel etc for the security team
  • Excursion & city tours.

The standard documents required before vessel arrival as follows

  • Ammunition questionnaire to be filled by master of the incoming vessel
  • Registered arms & ammunition kit list

Crew Changeover

  • Communication with crew managers worldwide
  • Crew changeover (onsigners & offsigners)
  • Flight Bookings

Crew Transfers

  • Transportation & last mile services (airport to deck & deck to airport)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Immigration formalities
  • Launch facilities

Crew Welfare

  • Liaise with the local Seafarers Mission (Mission to Seamen)
  • Arrange medical services.
  • Provide crew with 24/7 communication like prepaid phones, data modems, ipads, laptops etc

Master’s Reresentation

  • Provide captain’s representation including liaison with local and national authorities
  • Charts and Surveys
  • Cash to Master.

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