Calpac Traders Ltd. acts as shipping agents for vessels calling Malta for dry-docking, loading or unloading of cargo, crew changes, bunkers, to collect stores and provisions and other marine-related activities.
As agents, our primary intention is to organize a quick and efficient port call to the full satisfaction of the master and owners of the vessel. Prior to arrival of the ship, preparations are undertaken to negotiate for the right berth at the right time, book pilot, tug and mooring men, present customs documentation and arrange for provisions, medical attendance, accommodation and transport for onsigning or offsigning crew.
During the vessel’s stay at Malta we liaise with suppliers, repairers, classification societies etc. Ship’s spares, often required urgently during repairs, arriving from overseas are promptly cleared from customs and transferred to the vessel immediately. Our vast experience, contacts and local knowledge are all put together to provide an efficient and comprehensive service saving the owner precious time and money.
Our ship agency personnel visit vessels daily to see to any requirements and are on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week for any necessity. Over the years we have acted as agents for a substantial number of vessels ranging from small yachts to large VLCC’s. Amongst our numerous, satisfied clients we also have major oil companies for whom we have acted as agents whilst operating offshore Malta.
We are proud to have obtained the reputation of providing a high-class quality service and in 1982 CALPAC was awarded the EDICOIN Award for best service and quality.