Ship Husbandry and Chandling Services
Southwood provide Ship Supplies is a field that demands hard daily work from the ship chandler, to match every day’s need of the vessel with the requirements of the Maritime Industry and Maritime Organizations, which are constantly changing, in order to create a safer and more efficient environment for everyone at seas and ports.
Our capabilities specializing in Provision of General ship supply, Stores, Food, Ration, spare parts, maintenance services and leading technical maritime brands through its extensive network within the United States Ports and Global market. we understand we are here to fulfil our customers’ requirements or desires, no matter how small or large. The same care and professionalism is taken each and every time, and we understand the
The critical importance of the rapid clearance and delivery of ships spares is understood by Southwood. Given the sometimes-challenging controls in place in the region to achieve rapid delivery, SMG has developed competent, rapid, and transparent clearing, forwarding, and delivery process to all ports. We will clear and consolidate air or sea freight at any point of entry and transport safely and with minimum delay to site and if necessary offshore.
We work in partnership with our locally established service suppliers and can coordinate delivery to any locations within our territories, on and offshore. Our experience and understanding of the requirements of supply of ship’s spares, and other cargo to vessels visiting our ports for a short term is well developed and we plan effectively in advance of cargo arrival to ensure minimum delay.
Southwood has over the years developed a strong network of agents globally, which share our high standards, our independent status, and our commitment to customer service. In response to clients requesting Southwood assistance at ports outside of our own countries, a new operations-section has been created to attend to this third-party business. Administered from our Houston office, this product has achieved outstanding success, and this dedicated team now coordinates port calls throughout the world for a wide range of principals covering all shipping activities.
Having agreed strict operational and financial KPI’s, Southwood and its hub agency network enable its clients to achieve successful and efficient port calls, in sometimes challenging conditions where first world levels of support are often lacking. Unlike the ‘global’ agencies, we do not use or promote a unique ‘IT Platform’ as a basis for communication of our service. We believe that clients know their own business very well and do not need us to provide a communications system for them. As such, our ethos is to simply use our expertise of the region and the ports in which we operate to ensure successful port calls, operational deployments, or other services. If you are a ship owner (or charterer) and would like to discuss with us the potential for Hull Blyth and its partners to tailor a Hub Agency service to enhance your own current activities worldwide, please contact us for a prompt and confidential response: email Hub Agency Contact Centre. In our experience it is very likely that we can bring operational, administrative, and financial advantages to you by managing your port agency business on your behalf – please get in touch with us.