Port operations

  • Surveys and inspections

    ACT shipping can provide upon request a comprehensive fully supported and documented surveys and inspections reports including contradictory reports from independent surveyors recognised by Mauritanian courts.

  • Shipchandler services

    ACT shipping is passionate about ship supplying.
    The speed and efficiency of our operations is no coincidence. It is the result of systematic development and experience in more than 35 years of service for the industry, which has enabled us to develop a wealth of know-how, combined with continuous re-orientation to meet the needs of our customers. We provide efficient services for you round the clock, round the globe, from our locations in Nouakchott, and Nouadhibou.
    The benefits for you are evident – whenever your need arises, you can draw on the comprehensive range of our supplies and services.
    ACT shipping provides the following: * Vessel crew change
    * Dry provisions
    * Fresh products
    * Meat, fish, fruits and vegetables
    * Canteen
    * Tobacco
    * Catering competence centre
    * Water and fuel supply
    * Garbage removal

  • Vessels consignment activities

    ACT shipping guarantees a round the clock presence beside every ship entrusted to us to consign as well as 24 hours emergency numbers at both the owners and vessel master disposal for any arising need or matter. We can also act as protective agent for tramping liner vessels, and we avoid whenever possible shifting of vessels that we act as agent for and through outstanding procedures we: •    announce in a timely manner your vessel at the port authorities •    Make computerised documents for the vessel entry and exit •    Are in permanent contact with docking ship •    Are in permanent contact with ship master and owners •    Provide a comprehensive daily activities and stevedoring reports •    Coordinate with the port authorities for the smooth vessel entry and exit including piloting. ACT shipping offers port services for many international shipping lines, charter vessels, tankers, supply boats, drill ships, offshore rigs, seismic vessels both in Nouakchott and Nouadhibou ports.

  • Regular liner services

    ACT shipping personnel is the first to represent and service regular shipping lines in Mauritania forty years back and nowadays ACT shipping is pleased to assist and obtain a regular liner status with priority berthing for any shipping line wishing to get established in Mauritania and to regularly call at its ports. ACT shipping through its exclusive contracts can guarantee a certain tonnage to be transported northbound and southbound as well. Furthermore, most members of our staff have previously worked with most shipping lines calling at Nouakchott port, thus providing our company with an experience unique of its kind in Mauritania. For further details on our regular liner service procedures and benefits you are kindly advised to contact us.

  • Tramping liner services

    At Mauritanian ports (both Nouakchott and Nouadhibou) tramping liners very often spend several days if not weeks waiting at anchorage, and this is due to the small ports sizes and berthing priority procedures applicable at the port. ACT shipping prides itself for being able to drastically reduce anchorage waiting time if berthing is not immediate and to avoid shifting as well for all tramping lines carrying whatever cargo, and this be it the first time they call at the port or one of many times they call and did not meet the expected staying period.

  • Stevedoring Operations

    ACT shipping uses the equipment of S.E.P sa (Societe d’Equipement Portuaire) for on board stevedoring operations, and in this field ACT shipping is without a shadow of a doubt the leader, be it break bulk, conventional cargo, containers, or specialised or oversized project cargoes ACT shipping has always obtained a “zero incident” reward in spite of sometimes the complex and sensible manoeuvres required. Your cargo is controlled by more than thirty five year hands on experience throughout every step of the way.