General agency Antwerp and Rotterdam
Besides port agency (the operations) and liner agency (the commercial representation), Boeckmans acts as general agents for some of its principals.
In this role, Boeckmans can rely on its extensive network of agents and acts as representative of the shipping line in the whole of Europe. In such cases Boeckmans takes up a coordination role and fullfils some or a combination of following functions:
- Operations: appointing sub agents
- Commercial: pricing, follow up of rate quotations, determination of commercial strategy and development of new markets
- Finance: collect and check disbursement accounts from subagents, freight collection and remittance
- Representation of the shipping line with port authorities, stevedores and other stakeholders