Freight forwarding, agency and support services
Given that ZwaansDelta has transported substantial volumes on both a contractual and spot basis for many years, third-party barges are also hired on a regular basis for varying periods in addition to the company’s own fleet.
As a result, the long-term cooperation with various shipping entrepreneurs (private and otherwise) involves a lot more than just freight forwarding activities. If so desired, we can provide a large number of additional and supporting services that save private entrepreneurs a great deal of time and effort. Our close contacts with port authorities and loading/unloading quays put us in an ideal position to deal with port charges on behalf of third parties.
In terms of administrative services, we provide transparent financial accounting services ranging from (credit) invoicing per trip to the complete accounting and financial statements for private companies. We advise third parties during the preparation and negotiations for investments and other financial issues.
Finally, our fleet manager is available on a permanent basis to provide the necessary technical, safety and quality supervision of the barges that we employ. Among other things, this supervision regards the implementation of our quality system, consultancy and support for repair work, the creation of maintenance and large-scale survey schedules, education and training for fleet personnel and on-board audits, which not only increase the operational reliability of the business in question, but also satisfy our customers’ standards as much as possible.