Founded in the year 1976, by Mr. Ibrahim Sharaf & Mr. Sharafuddin Sharaf, Sharaf Shipping Agency (SSA), has grown into the largest shipping house in the Middle East region. Part of a diversified conglomerate with Ship Agency as its core activity, SSA has emerged as a one stop for quality shipping, marine and logistics services. Our services have evolved with time and today besides Ship Agency Service, we have ventured into Hub Services, Offshore supply Services, Freight Forwarding, Project Cargo Handling, Chartering and Broking, Logistics & Warehousing Services, Anti-Piracy Security Services and P&I Correspondent Services.
With a passion to serve our ever increasing base of global clientele at various locations, we have continuously expanded our network of owned offices. Today, SSA, an ISO 9001: 2015 DNV certified company, serves all ports of UAE, Oman ,Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia , Iraq, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Djibouti, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Red sea ports, and India, employing more than a 1000 multinational executives with proven experience in shipping at all these locations.
Recognising the distinct needs of different kinds of vessels, we have created teams of specialists for the cargo operations. Our teams of regional tanker specialists have handled all kinds of vessels from ULCC, VLCC, LPG, LNG to product tankers. The same goes for our regional break bulk and bulk services teams who have handled all sizes of vessels carrying a wide range of cargoes from industrial commodities like coal, iron ore, alumina, cement, steel, timber to food grade items like wheat, rice and sugar.
With a range of services that include vessel/cargo/crew handling, dry docking, repairs, supply of provisions, spares, bunkering, STS operations & husbanding, one can be rest assured whatever the delivery, SSA will make it happen. Our excellent relations with the Port, Customs & Terminal authorities ensures a quick and efficient vessel turnaround.
To deliver to the highest standards, the Hub office at Dubai is equipped with superior information technology, modern day communication tools and operates 24 hours a day. Real time information is provided to every principal ensuring operational savings and quick turnaround of vessels. With a single focal point of contact, transparent accounting and reporting procedures are all handled with unbelievable ease.
We are constantly enhancing our product offering in order to deliver value to our esteemed principals. Our transparent accounting systems enable our principals to obtain an update on their accounts whenever needed. Monthly statements are also generated which enables our principals to track their funds. Besides the normal operational reports, we also provide our Principals with detailed line up of vessels of their interest in this region which enables them to plan their vessel movements more effectively.
Star Sea Management Private Limited is providing exclusive Manning & Crewing Services for its Foreign and Indian shipping clients with equal tie-ups with Ship Owners,Ship Management Companies or Owner’s Representatives and Managers.