Central Chartering Desk

Booking seafreight is fun! 

Managing hundreds of budget inquiries however can be very time consuming. Negotiating heavy lift shipments or handling COAs is binding manpower. ARKON Shipping & Projects offers a solution: The "Central Chartering Desk". Outsourcing of seafreight management means a huge gain of working time in your team, allowing you to set the focus back on your clients. Acquire more business and dedicate more time servicing your clients. The Central Chartering Desk is working with over 175 carriers worldwide and guarantees reliable and competitive seafreight solutions. Our latest technology vessel database helps to identify suitable tonnage, while our experienced team negotiates with the carrier on your behalf to achieve the best possible freight rate, terms and conditions. The final decision on carrier, terms and the price remains with you! 

Freight Sourcing 

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  • Identify tradelane and suitable carriers
  • Evaluate and understand technical requirements of cargo
  • Utilize vessel database to identify tonnage
  • Select the right contract form for the transport
  • Prepare cargo orders and request selected carriers
  • Provide freight overview and carrier recommendation
  • Prepare firm offers and tender documents 
  • Active management of budget inquiries
  • Active management of firm negotiations


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  • Inhouse contract issuance
  • Freight payment service
  • Compliance check with maritime rules and regulations
  • Compliance check with international sanctions
  • Arrange port captain, vessel inspection, cargo survey
  • Book photographer and arrange boarding permission
  • Arrange maritime insurance (charterers liability) 


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  • Maintain daily contact with carrier
  • Constant monitoring of performance
  • Automatic notification on any deviation from contract
  • Monitor loading and discharging operation
  • Request written reports from carrier
  • Remind carrier on outstanding items
  • (agency nomination, ETA notices, etc.)
  • Double checking of laytime calculations
  • Double checking of demurrage/detention invoices
  • Demurrage/Detention claims management
  • Assistance to issue shipping documents (B/L, LOI, etc)

Your Advantage 

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  • Gain more time to focus on your clients
  • Safe and sanction compliant contracting of seafreight 
  • Minimize your risk and liabilty 
  • Cooperation with more than 175 carriers worldwide
  • Reliable and competitive offers
  • Full access to maritime news
  • Always up to date with rules and regulations
  • Full operation service including claim management
  • The final decision on carrier, terms and the price remains wit you
  • The commission for our service is paid by the carrier

For more detailed information please contact us.