Port Agency

UNIVERSAL holds the distinction as being the most experienced and actively involved port agency in Pakistan, catering to all operational ports, and handling all kinds of vessels from utility crafts to oil rigs, cargo tanker ships to gas carriers, with a long list of it's satisfied and internationally renowned ship operators, owners & charterers who consider UNIVERSAL as their indispensable partner in the region. With the attendance of UNIVERSAL as port agents, our clients feel relieved and secured that handling of their ship passes to a trusted partner that, besides ensuring quickest port turn-around of vessel, stands tall in local expertise to resolve even complex issues and situations specific to shipping trade, always protecting Clients` interest, thus maintaining their long held trust.


Port agency services that are not just port or regionally based, but available wherever customers need them.
Services tailored to customers requirements and may include:

• Arranging berth, pilotage and cargo handling.
• Supplying ship and crew needs in port.
• Engineering, maintenance and repairs.
• Customs and port authority documentation.
• Ensuring arrival/departure timetable is met.
• Keeping customers informed of progress.

No matter what the cargo, Universal Shipping have the expertise to ensure fast, efficient turnaround. To name just a few:

• Oil and chemicals
• Cement
• Steel
• Reefer cargoes
• Agricultural products
• Grain • Coal • Forest Products • Project Forwarding

Tanker Agency

Universal Shipping provides a comprehensive Tanker Port Agency service in all major Ports. With vast experience in all aspects of gas, chemical and oil trades, activity in this field is the provision of Port Agency Service for all types and sizes of vessels from Coaster to VLCC`s.

Due to our recognised commitment to the industry we enjoy close working relationships with terminal operators, harbour authorities and port service providers in all locations, helping us to achieve our aim of ensuring a speedy turnaround for vessels with minimum delays and costs.

Our customer base includes the interests of many of the oil majors such as BP, Shell, Caltex, PSO, Total and various palm oil traders in the region.

Understanding the unpredictable nature of our industry we encourage our Tanker Agency staff to be members of both the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Institute of Petroleum as well as attend Tanker Familiarisation Safety Courses. With this knowledge we provide the skills needed to support and assist our principals when it counts.

Dry Cargo Agency

With expert knowledge of the dry cargo market representing vessels from coaster to panaman in all the ports we serve, Universal Shipping consistently provide a high-standard port agency service. Our strengths include:

• Close working relationships with port services and berth/terminal operators ensuring a timely flow of communication prior to and more over on ship's berthing, during cargo operations, possible inter-port movements and sailing.

• Helping in the negotiations with port authorities, stevedores, supply service companies and other port service providers to obtain competitive rates.

• Provision of full documentary services.

Off-Shore Agency

Universal Shipping provide a comprehensive and specialist support service to the off-shore oil industry. In general, we offer considerable experience and capability in the following specific areas:

• Port Agency
• Offshore support vessels
• Tugs and barges
• Base support activities
• Materials control
• Purchasing
• Customs documentation and control

Ship to Ship Cargo Transfers - Offshore

With the increasing requirement for STS operations in today`s oil market we have introduced a one point facility for all our customers STS needs. We have one of the most advanced web based operations and accounting systems available in the market place which can be accessed by our principal 24 hours a day. As well as a dedicated team who will coordinate the whole operation prior and during the vessels call so our principals know that their vessels will be in safe hands.

Our experienced staff will provide our customer the quickest and most cost effective way of completing STS operations at the various positions.

We can help our customers in FSRU Solutions:

Floating Solutions

• Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs)
• Floating Storage Units (FSU) and regas barges
• Gas to wire concepts
• Floating LNG (FLNG) production facilities
• Associated port and onshore facilities
• Associated mooring and ship-to-ship (STS) transfer solutions

Small Scale LNG Solutions

• Small scale LNG vessels
• Small scale distribution networks
• Break bulk concepts
• Truck loading

Conventional, Novel, & Hybrid Solutions

• LNG import & export terminals
• Barge based modules for import and export terminals
• Platform based modules
• Compressed natural gas (CNG)
• Hydrogen
• Novel concepts


• Liner Agency Services
• ISO Tanks & Chemical Logistics
• Marine Agency Services
• Offshore Support & Oilfield Services
• Integrated Logistics
• Freight Solutions

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Contact information

Level 1, Bhoja Terrace, Shahrah-e-Liaquat, Karachi-74200, Pakistan.

Phone: +92-21-32620751-52 / 32626192

E-mail: karachi@usl.com.pk

Our Network

All Major Global Ports