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Our field of expertise allows you an easy access to any transportation services. They include a large set of services which you don't have to worry about. After a deep analysis of your needs, cargo type and destinations, our crew will choose the most appropriate and less costly way of transportation.

This approach wouldn't be possible without highly competent managers that have worked in the field of international trading and transportation for more than 20 years. That's why our clients always stay more than happy with our services.

Today Interfintrade is present in the northern Africa and eastern Europe. We ship mostly bulk cargo using maritime and railway transportations. We are always open for new business and new opportunities. 

Maritime transport: ship agents & brokers

Ship agents and brokers come in many shapes and sizes. From the large global marine service providers with representatives in all the world’s major ports to small family run concerns, the role of a ship agent is to represent the interests of the shipowner or charterer while the ship is in port by providing assistance or advice required.  Ship broking activity may also be handled by ship agents, but the role of the ship broker is to act as an intermediary between the shipowner/charterer or the buyers and sellers of ships. The broker is involved in many stages of a deal: presenting the business to potential clients, negotiating the main terms of a contract or sale, finalising the details of the contract and following the deal through to its conclusion. Increasingly shipbrokers also provide their clients with a wide range of market intelligence and advice.

Our role is to be in constant contact with both shipping agents and shipping brokers to insure that the cargo is on its way and all the troubles are waived.

Ship agents

Key roles:
  • Booking the vessel in and out of the port, and arranging the pilot and tug boat services
  • Providing information on the crew and any passengers to the local immigration authorities
  • Ensuring the ship’s documentation complies with international regulations prior to Customs inspection
  • Preparing quarantine pre-arrival report (QPAR) which provides details on the crew, the ship’s previous route and any deaths or illnesses which may have occurred during the voyage
  • Advising Customs of the ship’s arrival and reporting the cargo on board
  • Logistics involved with provisions and fuel
  • Providing the stevedore’s ship planner with the manifest which gives detailed information on the cargo to be handled
  • Liaising with stevedores and terminal operators regarding the safe handling of containers, break-bulk and bulk liquids, and ensuring that the ship’s master is aware of shore requirements
  • Organising crew changes, any associated immigration documentation and arrangements such as booking flights
  • Paying the crew
  • Handling ship services including repairs and maintenance

Ship brokers

Ship brokers will work for one of the following types of brokerage:
  • Owners brokers are appointed by shipowners to secure vessel or cargo charters for their vessels. Their main interest is to favor and protect the owner by negotiating the best terms and revenue.
  • Charterers brokers work under instruction from the charterer and are expected to circulate and negotiate his order for tonnage to secure the most favorable fixture for the cargo interests.
  • Independent brokers provide their services to both owners and charterers on a no win, no fee basis.
  • Sale & Purchase brokers represent one party in a deal to buy or sell new or secondhand tonnage.


Land transport: railway

Bulk and dry cargo (coal, ore, timber, construction materials, fertilisers, grain)

Bulk cargo is transported in covered wagons on platforms and in open-box cars of various types which facilitate unloading from different sides. This is particularly convenient for loose raw materials and construction materials. Loose bulk cargo can be transported in special wagon hoppers with an opening hatch below for faster unloading of cargo such as grain or gravel.

If your goods have to be transported door-to-door, multimodally or internationally, we recommend that you use our land transportation services. We will contact the local railway logistics company and provide you with fully integrated transportation and logistics services by integrating all the services available from the railway transportation company and third-party suppliers into a single supply chain on the multimodal transport market.


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