Managing vessel and crew requirements can be a challenge but by appointing us, customers can be assured of a smooth, efficient and a cost-effective port call.

Our portfolio of services includes ship agency services for bulk, breakbulk vessels as well as general cargo, roro and project vessels.

We understand the importance of good communication and our team of experienced, knowledgeable staff will organise vessel clearance formalities and co-ordinate with customs, immigration, port health and port authorities on your behalf. Our excellent relationship with these authorities allows us to turn vessels around quickly and efficiently.

We give you:

  • Fast and accurate port and berth information; proforma disbursements and final accounts.
  • Co-operation and co-ordination with receivers for easy and smooth operation
  • Timely operational updates.
  • Pro-active service in all vessel husbandry activities – crew changeover services, spare parts delivery, supplies from local ship chandlers.


We offer protective agency both for ship owners and operators/charterers who need an experienced pair of hands to oversee port call operations, liaise with the charterer’s agent and ensure your interests are being taken care of.


  • Reporting the vessel/cargo status
  • Attendance on board vessel to meet and assist the Master
  • Confirmation of specific port operating practices and restrictions
  • Verifying & checking all cargo documents (Statements of Facts, timesheets, agent’s reports)
  • Handling crew replacement/changes, medical issues, bunkers, spare parts
  • Receipt of owner’s funds and payment to Charterer’s agent
  • Verifying and checking the pro-forma DA submitted by the charterer’s agent for compliance with tariff
  • Assistance with post-call issues


Our skilled team has the knowledge and experience to take the best care of all your vessel husbandry requirements, both in port or offshore.

We have access to launches, tug boats, trucks, trailers and forklifts and understand the need for prompt and accurate communication resulting in fast vessel turnaround.

Our local knowledge and excellent relationships with both suppliers and local authorities means we can take care of your crew, deliver provisions, spares or fuel in good time, always taking care to keep in budget.

– Crew change assistance & Crew medical assistance.

– Cash to master deliveries

-Ship Chandelling

-Ship repairs clearance and delivery on board (at berth or Anchorage)

– Bunkers and lubricants supply

– Fresh water, spares part supply

– Coordination class attendance (Abs/ DNV-GL/ class NK/ NIMASA/ Bureau Veritas )

– Ship inspections

-Under water hull cleaning

-Under water inspection

-Bunker survey


We have a dedicated team to survey and tally your cargo during vessel operation and give you details report of your cargo handling at port.


Soka shipping as a freight forwarder deals with a wide range of cargo and inland transport. Aiming to provide solution to its customers from specialize ocean shipment to inland transportation. The long term presence in the region, we ensure timely coordination of cargo between the origin to its destination and simultaneously assure an effective and professional attendance in a complex environment. Among the services we provide includes:

a- Custom clearance and other formalities

b- Warehousing, stock control and local deliveries

c-Trucking and full intermodal & door to door service by road.

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Our offices in West Africa

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We are reachable every 24hrs 7/7

+228 79 74 3434