-Seabird the best shipping agency & ship supply company
- Seabird is not simply ONE of the Several local private enterprises
- Seabird is one of the largest and most expanded ship AGENCIES In
Egypt and one of the largest in the Middle East .
- Members of the International Marine Purchasing Association ( IMPA
- Members of the International Ship Suppliers Association ( ISSA )
-Our management system complies with ISO 9001-2000 and certified
through DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV) UNDER ACCREDITATION OF RVA C024 RVA
- Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in EGYPT.
- Members in The German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce Egypt
- Seabird — ship supply— can offer a unique service to all worldwide
shipping company’s who manage their own vessels of any tonnage and
any type of vessel Whether a dry type, a tanker type, a reefer or
- Our services are unique and valuable to international shipping
market in the light of the following:
Fresh and dry provisions.
Fresh and frozen meat, fish and poultry.
Deck, engine and cabin stores.
Navigational equipment, books and charts.
Supply of spare parts and shore repairing assistance.
Bunker, Lubricants and fresh water supplies.
- Our services are rendered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Also clear ship’s spares and parcels for further delivery on board
exactly in time.
* Reliable service with fast response.
* Top service quality at competitive fees.
* Always clients interests has the priority.
- SUEZ CANAL dry docks
SeaBird Services Maritimes is the heir of the SeaBird Group which
was Created in PortSaid in 1841 by , Hypolite SeaBird . The SeaBird
Group was in the beginning active in international trades , mainly
coal with Belgium ; In 1856 , the Group became a ship owner.
One of the great achievements at the end of the years 1860 is
undoubtedly the opening of the Suez Canal, which reduces distances
between Europe and Oriental countries. Hypolite SeaBird, who, since
1851, had provided the coal in Alexandria, is immediately a
supporter of this new waterway .
In 1865 he supplies coal to the company in charge of the digging.
And, in 1869, the very same day of the inauguration, he opens an
office in Port Saïd.
In addition to the shipchandling , the Egyptian branch of the Group
offers to ship-owners all the range of maritime services.
In 1975 , a subsidiary , specialized in ship agency , is created in
Egypt : SeaBird Services Maritimes .
The Company is then acquired in June 1998 by the SeaBird and Barnaud
families, in partnership with the main managers who take a minority
The Managing Director of the company is Mr. Mohamed Ibrahem .
SeaBird Services Maritimes is now very active as a shipping agent in
Egypt and in the main Mediterranean countries .
SeaBird SM est l'héritière des métiers d'agent maritime et
d'armateur de la Maison SeaBird , Créée à PortSaid en 1841.
La Maison SeaBird sert tout d'abord de cadre à diverses activités :
négoce de charbons belges, commerce international... Autant
d'opérations qui préparent la voie dans laquelle Hypolite SeaBird
s'oriente rapidement en prenant part au commerce maritime en tant
qu'armateur de navires dès 1856 .
L'une des grandes réalisations à la fin des années 1860 est
assurément l'ouverture du canal de Suez, nouvelle voie qui permet
une forte réduction du temps des traversées entre l'Europe et les
pays du Levant. Hypolite SeaBird, qui, dès 1851, fournit le dépôt
charbonnier des Messageries maritimes à Alexandrie, se range
immédiatement parmi les partisans du Canal. En 1865 il livre le
charbon à l'entreprise chargée du creusement. Et, en 1869, le jour
même de l'inauguration, il fonde une succursale à Port Saïd. Outre
l'avitaillement des navires, la Maison d'Egypte apporte aux
armateurs toute la gamme des services maritimes.
En 1975 est créée la filiale spécialisée dans l 'agence maritime :
SeaBird Services Maritimes.
La société est ensuite acquise en juin 1998 par les familles SeaBird
et Barnaud, en association avec les cadres de l'entreprise qui
prennent une participation minoritaire.
Le président Directeur Général est Mr. Mohamed Khalifa
SeaBird Services Maritimes est maintenant très active en Egypt et
dans la plupart des pays du bassin Méditérranéen en tant qu'agent
SeaBird services maritimes : shipping agent, regular lines, tramping
Egypt, Mediterranean area, cruises, hubs.
SeaBird services maritimes : agent maritime, lignes régulières,
tramping Egypt, tramping méditerrannée, croisières, hubs.
SeaBird Services Maritimes a développé son métier d'agence de lignes
maritimes au point d'être encore aujourd'hui l'une des seules
grandes agences françaises indépendantes.
Les services rendus, tant sur le plan commercial que pour la
consignation, ont été reconnus par des armateurs parmi les plus
prestigieux au monde et dont la représentation la plus ancienne à ce
jour remonte à 1965.
C'est ainsi que nous sommes en mesure de proposer un grand choix de
destinations sur les cinq continents sous des formes variées :
conteneurs, roulant, conventionnel.
Des équipes professionnelles expérimentées s'appuient sur les
dernières technologies pour offrir des services personnalisés à nos
clients, armateurs et chargeurs.
Leur satisfaction est aussi la nôtre.
Nous sommes heureux de vous accueillir sur ce site et vous
souhaitons une bonne visite.
SeaBird Services Maritimes (Egypt) is the oldest and largest
independent agency in Egypt, established over a hundred and fifty
years ago, operating a network of owned offices at all main Egyptian
It has an excellent reputation of efficiency handling of any
vessels' types, with fully operational staff of highly trained
professionals available on a 24-hour basis and devoted to servicing
the needs of its clients and cargo interest.
SeaBird Services Maritimes offers centralized accounting with single
bank account and computerized vessels' call proforma to ensure
smooth handling and timely closing of vessels accounts, moreover all
its offices are fully equipped with own computer system permitting
online follow up of operations.
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SeaBird Services Maritimes places great importance on its level of
service and seeks at all times to maintain a consistently high level
of quality toward its principals as well as for itself. In this
respect, its Egyptian coordination agency has successfully obtained
ISO 9001 accreditation by LRQA since July 10th 2014.
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SeaBird SERVICES MARITIMES ( Egypt ) is a Egyptian based shipping
agency company issued from the "old" financial and industrial group SeaBird and co ( est. 1848 ) who was very active over the years in
banks / insurance / ship owning / industry .
Our Head Quarters , hub agency centre is based in PortSaid ;
Although , our main port offices are in Egypt , we are very active
in other countries , mainly in the Mediterranean area where, in our
capacity of ship agents , we assist / follow up in various countries
a monthly average of 150 / 200 calls .
We have the experience of an old established group with the
flexibility and training of a dynamic company with young managers
and staff, modern communications.
Frequent meetings with our different local teams allow us to offer
to our clientele a first class and tailored service .
PORT AGENT : SeaBird Services Maritimes, a well known fully
independent private owned company, is represented in all main
ports and has also extended his presence to Mediterranean sea, Egypt
and recently Morocco.
A centralised unit based at Bordeaux with dedicated and experienced
personnel has been set up to simplify our exchange of information
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SEABIRD MARINE SHIPPING AGENCY head office in Port Said which offered the
full range of shipping services also facilitate and accelerate to ship
Owners , Charters and Operators the prompt dispatch to their vessels .
That’s our business decision with competitive terms . Also efficient
shipping advisors for any inquiry concerning the Suez canal transit also
we arrange for carrying out surveys required by vessel’s principals . We
are permitted to handle cargo operations all types of vessels
(TANKERS-BULK CARRIERS-CONTAINERS-RO/RO-CAR CARRIERS AND GENERAL CARGO)
loading / discharging at the highest averages with competitive charges .
We offering bunker facilities are available at our ports and lubricants
required by your nomination to vessels . We are represent and protect as
shipping agency ship marine owners, charters and operators continuously
trying render their vessels reliable efficient services to ensure smooth
operations during canal transit or calls at the Egyptian ports all 24
hours to safeguard their interests at the various local authorities with
hard working experienced staff fast and high performance.
SEABIRD MARINE SHIPPING AGENCY- Port Said / Suez (Egypt) our firm located
and based head office in Port Said which is north gate of the Suez Canal
and it's one of main ports in Egypt . Our shipping firm is dealing with
all aspects of marine and shipping business to covering all requires of
our principals and offered the full range of legal marine
services and facilities also logistic services are provided by our staff
in all our branches .
It is great pleasure to present to you our services and
activities hopping to deal with your respectable company as we know your
good reputation in the shipping field assuring that it will be a great
honor to us if you agree to co-operate with us to be your sole agent or
branch to your good selves to serve your vessels during Suez Canal transit
and in all Egyptian ports.
We offer you to try professional and high level of the services we provide
to our principals besides you can also see a big difference between us and
the other agencies .Our Management team includes our staff whose
experience is a definitive asset for our principals . Today SEABIRD MARINE
Shipping Agency try hard by all dedicated to find the solutions which will
allow our principals to be more competitive and more successful in their
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The Suez Canal History:
It is recorded that Egypt was the first country to dig a canal across its
land with a view to activate world trade.
The Suez Canal is considered to be the shortest link between the east and
the west due to its unique geographic location; it is an important
international navigation canal linking between the Mediterranean sea at
Port said and the red sea at Suez. The idea of linking the Mediterranean
sea with the red sea by a canal dates back to 40 centuries as it was
pointed out through history starting by the pharaohs era passing by the
Islamic era until it was dredged reaching its current condition today.
It is considered to be the first artificial canal to be used in Travel and
Trade. The Whole Idea of establishing a canal linking between the red sea
and the Mediterranean dates back to the oldest times, as Egypt dredged the
first artificial canal on the planet’s surface. The pharaohs dredged a
canal link in between river Nile and the red sea.The inscriptions in the
tomb of Weni the Elder, who lived during the 6th Dynasty of the Old
Kingdom (c. 2407-2260 BC) tell us a lot about Egyptian canal building and
the reasons for building them - (for war ships and for transporting
monument stone). Scholars are still debating, however, whether his
waterways ran all the way from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea.
The first canal was dug under the reign of Senausret III, Pharao of Egypt
(1887-1849 BC) linking the Mediterranean Sea in the north with the Red sea
in the south via the river Nile and its branches.
The Canal often abandoned to silting and was successfully reopened to
navigation by Sity I (1310 BC), Necho II (610 BC), Persian King Darius
(522 BC), Polemy II (285 BC), Emperor Trajan (117 AD) and Amro Ibn Elass
(640 AD), following the Islamic conquest. Under Necho II , a canal was
built between the Pelusian branch of the Nile and the northern end of the
Bitter Lakes (which lies between the two seas) at a cost of, reportedly,
100,000 lives. However, over many years, the canal fell into disrepair,
only to be extended, abandoned, and rebuilt again.
Necho was the first who attempted the channel leading to the Erythraian
Sea (Red sea and Gulf of Suez which was extended to near by Ismailia
city), which Dareios the Persian afterwards completed: the length of this
is a voyage of four days, and in breadth it was so dug that two triremes
could go side by side driven by oars; and the water is brought into it
from the Nile. The channel is conducted a little above the city of
Bubastis (near by Zagazig city) by Patumos the Arabian city (Near by
Ismailia city), and runs into the Erythraian Sea: and it is dug first
along those parts of the plain of Egypt which lie towards Arabia (Eastern
desert), just above which run the mountains which extend opposite Memphis
(south of Cairo), where are the stone-quarries,--along the base of these
mountains the channel is conducted from West to East for a great way; and
after that it is directed towards a break in the hills and tends from
these mountains towards the noon-day and the South Wind to the Arabian
gulf (Gulf of Suez). Now in the place where the journey is least and
shortest from the Northern to the Southern Sea (which is also called
Erythraian), that is from Mount Casion (east of Port Said), which is the
boundary between Egypt and Syria, the distance is exactly a thousand
furlongs (1 furlongs equals about 200 meter) to the Arabian gulf; but the
channel is much longer, since it is more winding; and in the reign of
Necos there perished while digging it twelve myriads of the Egyptians. Now
Necos ceased in the midst of his digging, because the utterance of an
Oracle impeded him, which was to the effect that he was working for the
Barbarian: and the Egyptians call all men Barbarians who do not agree with
them in speech.
After having been neglected, it was rebuilt by the Persian ruler, Darius I
(522-486 BC), whose canal can still be seen along the Wadi Tumilat.
According to Herodotus, his canal was wide enough that two triremes could
pass each other with oars extended, and that it took four days to
navigate. He commemorated the completion of his canal with a series of
granite stelae set up along the Nile bank.
This canal is said to have been extended to the Red Sea by Ptolemy II
Philadelphus (285-246 BC), abandoned during the early Roman rule, but
rebuilt again by Trajan (98-117 AD). Over the next several centuries, it
once again was abandoned and sometimes dredged by various rulers for
various but limited purposes.
Amro Ibn Elass rebuilt the canal after the Islamic takeover of Egypt
linking the Nile to the Red Sea creating a new supply line from Cairo . It
was used for shipping grain to Arabia and to transport the pilgrimages to
the Holy Land. The canal was stopped up in 767 AD by the Abbasid caliph
El-Mansur to cut off supplies to insurgents located in the Delta and to
starve out rebels in Medina.
In modern times the SuezCanal is actually the first canal directly linking
the Mediterranean to the Red sea.
The first efforts to build a modern canal came from the Egypt expedition
of Napoleon Bonaparte, who hoped the project would create a devastating
trade problem for the English. Though this project was begun in 1799 by
Charles Le Pere, a miscalculation estimated that the levels between the
Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea were too great (estimating that the Red
Sea was some ten meters higher than that of the Mediterranean Sea) and
work was quickly suspended.
Napoleon was told that the Red Sea was 30 feet higher than the
Mediterranean. Dig a canal, his surveyors said, and the Red Sea will
hemorrhage into the Mediterranean.
Napoleon's engineers also considered the idea of a canal running directly
between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean, but they miscalculated a
difference of ten meters between the two sea levels and gave up the idea,
and it would sweep away the Nile Delta.
Then, in 1833, a group of French intellectuals known as the Saint-Simoniens
arrived in Cairo and they became very interested in the Suez project
despite such problems as the difference in sea levels. Unfortunately, at
that time Mohammed Ali had little interest in the project, and in 1835,
the Saint-Simoniens were devastated by a plague epidemic. Most of the
twenty or so engineers returned to France. They did leave behind several
enthusiasts for the canal, including Ferdinand de Lesseps (who was then
the French vice-consul in Alexandria) and Linant de Bellefonds
In Paris, the Saint-Simoniens created an association in 1846 to study the
possibility of the Suez Canal once again. In 1847, Bourdaloue confirmed
that there was no real difference in the levels between the Mediterranean
and Red Seas, and it was Linant de Bellefonds that drew up the technical
report. Unfortunately, there was considerable British opposition to the
project, and Mohammed Ali, who was ill by this time, was less than
In 1854 the French diplomat and engineer Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de
Lesseps succeeded in enlisting the interest of the Egyptian viceroy Said
Pasha in the project.
In 1858 La Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez (Universal
Company of the Maritime Suez Canal) was formed with authority to cut a
canal and to operate it for 99 years, after which ownership would return
to the Egyptian government. The company was originally a private Egyptian
concern, its stock owned chiefly by French and Egyptian interests. In 1875
the British government purchased Egypt's shares.
The pilot study estimated that a total of 2,613 million cubic feet of
earth would have to be moved, including 600 million on land, and another
2,013 million dredged from water. The total original cost estimate was 200
When at first the company ran into financial problems, it was Pasha Said
who purchased 44 percent of the company to keep it in operation. However,
the British and Turks were concerned with the venture and managed to have
work suspended for a short time, until the intervention of Napoleon III.
Excavation of the canal actually began on April 25th, 1859, and between
then and 1862, the first part of the canal was completed. However, after
Ismail succeeded Pasha Said in 1863, the work was again suspended. After
Ferdinand De Lesseps again appealed to Napoleon III, an international
commission was formed in March of 1864. The commission resolved the
problems and within three years, the canal was completed. On November 17,
1869 the barrage of the Suez plains reservoir was breached and waters of
the Mediterranean flowed into the Red Sea and the canal was opened for
Completion of the 160- kilometer long waterway, however, took ten years of
excruciating and poorly compensated labor by Egyptian workers, who were
drafted at the rate of 20,000 every ten months from the ranks of the
The completion of the Suez Canal was a cause for considerable celebration.
In Port Said , the extravaganza began with fireworks and a ball attended
by six thousand people. They included many heads of state, including the
Empress Eugenie, the Emperor of Austria, the Prince of Wales, the Prince
of Prussia and the Prince of the Netherlands. Two convoys of ships entered
the canal from its southern and northern points and met at Ismailia.
Parties continued for weeks, and the celebration also marked the opening
of Ismail's old Opera House in Cairo , which is now gone.
Because of external debts, the British government purchased the shares
owned by Egyptian interests, namely those of Said Pasha, in 1875, for some
400,000 pounds sterling. Yet France continued to have a majority interest.
Under the terms of an international convention signed in 1888 (The
Convention of Constantinople), the canal was opened to vessels of all
nations without discrimination, in peace and war. Nevertheless, Britain
considered the canal vital to the maintenance of its maritime power and
colonial interests. Therefore, the provisions of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty
of 1936 allowed Britain to maintain a defensive force along the Suez Canal
Zone. However, Egyptian nationalists demanded repeatedly that Britain
evacuate the Suez Canal Zone, and in 1954 the two countries signed a
seven-year agreement that superseded the 1936 treaty and provided for the
gradual withdrawal of all British troops from the zone.
The canal remained under the control of two powers until Nasser
nationalized it in 1956; it has since been operated by the Suez Canal
The canal was closed to navigation twice in the contemporary period. The
first closure was brief, coming after the tripartite
British-French-Israeli invasion of Egypt in 1956, an invasion primarily
motivated by the nationalization of the waterway. The canal was reopened
in 1957. The second closure occurred after the June 1967 War with Israel
and lasted until 1975, when Egypt and Israel signed the second
After July 1952 Revolution, president Gamal Abd El Naser publicized the
canal in announcement in (26 July, 1956) making the management of the
canal a 100% Egyptian, which enraged the major countries leading to the
Triad assault on Egypt in (29 October, 1956) which caused to the closing
of the canal and it was reopened in (march 1957)
Trading And Shipping S.A.E
" has been founded as a joint stock
company in 1995 - with experience dating back to 1939 - to act as shipping and
forwarding agent in all Egyptian ports.
||The company management comprises highly qualified professionals
in Shipping, Banking, Trading and Information Technology forming together
an ideal partner/agent for any principal that looks forward to having
a foot hold in Egypt with its perfectly positioned location that enables to
serve and feed diverse routes around the globe via Red Sea Ports and
liberization of the shipping sector in Egypt, Seabird has been one of the pioneers
in the shipping industry to act as a full shipping agent at all Egyptian ports
as well as Suez Canal transiting.
Our policy dictates us to consistently
live up to our responsibilities and to ever maintain the confidence of our
principals, agents and clients.
focus is to continuously enhance our performance through investing in staff
education and training and adopting the most recent and best in information
technology, the sprite of age, that represents the core of our work system and
Just a glance by touching SeaBird Web site button whence you will
ascertain that our aims are to save your time and Money. We do this by
providing the International Shipping Principals the very best applicable
and available information relating to Egyptian Ports bearing in mind
that same are subject to alterations and confirmation has to be obtained
SeaBird Marine Services
Ports of Presence:
Egypt - Alexandria, Egypt - Damietta, Egypt - El Alamein, Egypt -
Nuweibah, Egypt - Port Said, Egypt - Ras Budran, Egypt - Ras Gharib,
Egypt - Ras Shukheir, Egypt - Safaga, Egypt - Suez
SeaBird Marine Services, is specialized in vessel supply field in Suez
Canal Area and all over Egyptian ports. Through its qualified and highly
talented personnel it assures the highest standard of service.
We can offer one of the widest range of provisions available with
achieving the correct balance of price and quality, and ensuring a
consistent supply throughout the year . Fruit, vegetables and dairy
We can supply everything from soap to washing machines, from paper
towels to furniture and bedding. Sanitary cleaners to cooking equipment
are also available. Charts, nautical publications, flags and stationary
together with safety equipment, rust removers, brushes, tools and much
more. Engine stores such as tools, bolts, screws, steel are available.
Our bonded items include a wide range of beers, spirits, cigarettes and
confectionary, as well as perfumes, toiletries and an exclusive range of
gift items. We promise fast response, reliable service, quality of
supplies, very competitive prices.
The Principal Aims of SeaBird are:
International Shipping Enterprise established in 1981, head office
located at Port Said with branches in all Egyptian Ports .
We are an Egyptian Stock Company with a Capital of L.E. 25000000.00 .As
our main activities are concentrated in Ships' Agency – Suez Canal
Transit & Cargo operations of all categories whether Containerized or
Bulk or General Cargoes and/or Tankers , we have an intimate knowledge
of all Ports as well as renowned connections in the Maritime Transport
market in Egypt .
Our Activities also include the following
- Shipping Agency
- Owners Representatives
- Suez Canal Transit
- Clearing & Forwarding
- Bunkering Agents
- Air Freight
- Passenger & Tourism
- Brokering & Marketing
- Agents for International Marine Paints- London
- Agents for Unitor Services – Oslo
- Stevedoring & cargo Operations
- Loading & Discharging Supervision
- Fright Forwarders
General Ship Suppliers (Supplying)
Provision &Bond Stores.
Charts & Publications.
Fresh Water Supply.
Deck & Engine Stores.
Our transit warehouse built on 500 M2 inside custom we are sole agent &
BC Marine Tapes (Hatch Cover Tapes).
BC Petro Tapes (Anticorrosive Tapes).
Victor Pyratee Tank Cleaning Machines .
Declaring parcels for delivery to vessel from airport.
Transfer parcels from vessel to another in the same port or different
Parcels forwarders from vessel to abroad.
Crew Exchange & Repatriation
Receiving Crew at airport.
Booking flight tickets.
We are members of: Bimco- Intertanko- Issa – Fiata- Maritime Transport
Committee Port Said & Chamber of Shipping Port Said.
Our company is set to provide an on-the-spot services to Principals who
are using the Suez Canal or at any other Egyptian Port in the
Mediterranean or Red Sea .
SeaBird is very well established , professionally managed and well
versed in shipping and all relative activities , run by experienced and
competent sinior executives ably supported by dynamic young staff .
Furthermore , our offices are very well equipped with the best and the
latest systems of communications for quick dispatch of all business
operations work 24 hours a day & 365 days a year .
As a fact consequent to the ending of State Shipping Agency Monopoly ,
Principals have now full right to appoint their Shipping Agents whom
they choose freely , and in the same time has opened the doors to the
Shipping Agents to compete .
In this regard , we seize the opportunity to inform Principals that
consequent to our obtainment of our permit from the Ministry of Maritime
Transport in May 1998 , which entitled our company which is one of the
leading Private Sector Shipping companies , to carry out Shipping Agency
Activities in full in all the Egyptian Ports , we have already served
fully a good number of vessels whose Owners entrusted us to act as their
Sole Agents in all Egyptian Ports and owing to the high standard and
first class services rendered to vessels as well as the friendly
dealings with Masters and Vessels' Personnel ,the outcome is that the
number of vessels we serve are gradually increasing;
Cargo Operations including Containers
In respect of cargo operations , we can assure you that the most
efficient care will be rendered by our specialized staff with the lowest
rates at all the Egyptian Ports .
Additionally , on top of the high standard services , accuracy and
competitive rates , and owing to our favorable and friendly connections
with the Containers Terminals Officials , we are in a position to reach
a special agreement with them to grant you a special reasonable discount
on all your containers handling operations .
Ship owners- Operators- Charterers & Ship managers
SeaBird Web Site
The world in which your Maritime Business operates is a world of
questions and especially what concerns the International Maritime Ports.
In this respect, SeaBird which is a Company of answers has designed a
valuable DEPOT of Information covering the Egyptian Ports as well as the
Suez Canal Transit out of which Principals can easily obtain their
requirements by contacting its Maritime Guide to Port entry Web site :
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vessels' needs at all the Egyptian Ports & for Suez Canal Transit
are a shipping agency settled in Suez (Head
Office), as shipping agents we carry out the activities of
ship's agents, forwarders, and loading/discharging agents,
Enriched with personal and professional experiences of more than twenty
nine years in The shipping sector. Our company has been acting as
subagents in all ports in Egypt.
- Ship Agents
- General Cargo Agents
- Suez Canal Transit
- Stevedoring Discharge/Load in All
- Ship Chartering
- Ship Brokers
- Ship Chandlers
- Ship Supplies/Bunkers/Fresh Water
- All Kinds of Repairs/surveys
Through our offices and teams we
perform smooth and efficient transit:
- Registration at the canal
- Settlement of costs differentials
within 72 hours of transit.
- Advice on all documentation
required by the Suez canal authority.
- Canal rebates.
- Preparation of bookings and any
- Smooth transit without delay.
- Complete records
- Crew change.
- sign on/off.
- cash to master, medical care.
- Supply of provisions, spare parts,
- paints, foodstuff, bunkers, fresh
- Repair and maintenance during
We provide all kinds of
marine Supplies, Bunkers supplies , Provisions , bonded stores,
deck supplies, engine supplies, marine paints, safety equipment,
and spare parts.
our network of connections and professional standard of our
services we provide competitive prices.
- Cargo Surveys and Inspections.
- Cargo Condition Surveys.
- Cargo Loss Surveys.
- Damage Surveys.
- Hull and Machinery Inspections.
- Draft Surveys.
- Bunkers Surveys.
- Hold and Tanks Cleanliness Surveys.
- Supervision of Marine contractors and
Through our offices
and teams we perform smooth and efficient transit:
- Registration at the canal
- Settlement of costs
differentials within 72 hours of transit.
- Advice on all
documentation required by the Suez canal authority.
- Canal rebates.
- Preparation of bookings
and any requirements.
- Smooth transit without
- Complete records
- Crew change.
- sign on/off.
- cash to master, medical
- Supply of provisions,
- paints, foodstuff,
bunkers, fresh water, charts.
- Repair and maintenance
our Wide connections through our partners in
Novorsysk, Constansaza and Greece
our direct Connection with Turkish ,Syrian and
|We would like to introduce our company to
our friends & customers , An Egyptian
registered company, found in 1981 Port Said with more than 20 years
Experience, our firm has developed a wide variety of services in the
field of shipping.
Today we can offer a compete services to
our customers agencies, Forwarding, Freighting of Vessels and
provide barges, Liner agency, ship chandler, Etc.
An amalgamation of all these services makes
us possible to respond to every request and to solve problems with
flexibility and efficiency .
Seabird Shipping Agency provides a close
follow-up of the market situation in trade and industry, has enabled
our company to remain diversified organization in the field of
shipping . all matters concerned are handled with very experienced
Seabird is now one of the largest, most
experienced and top class professional shipping agency in egypt with
such experience, professionalism and reliability, we have a achieved
confidence of more than 180 principles from various parts of the
Our biggest strength is the individual care
to each ship which we attend to. No efforts are spared to follow up
and secure the execution of each order in a quick and economic way.
Time is money ! ! !
To achieve this, an experienced team is using
all means of modern communication, allowing permanent contact
between office, shipping Clark, captain and officers. We also try to
bring about a perfect coordination of the authorities and companies
that are involved, such as suez canal authority, port authority,
custom officers , bunker suppliers , ship chandler,...
The number of forms has diminished and
complicated calculations are executed within seconds. A highly
trained staff guarantees the precision that is required for both
national and international financial operations .
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Egypt's geographic location adds an important aspect to the
maritime transport sector. Overlooking at both the Mediterranean and
Red sea and having the Suez canal linking them, Egypt realized that
it can play an important role at the international level so the
government over the years overplayed the infra structure of a great
maritime industry by building ports and supplying them with high
tech equipments to handle cargoes and passengers.
There are 41 ports in Egypt divided into commercial, Ore, Petroleum,
Fishing and Tourestic ports.
Among the most important ports are Alexandria which is the biggest
port in Egypt, Dekheila which is a natural extend to Alexandria
port. Damietta which has the largest container terminal and most
sophisticated equipments in the Middle East, Ports Said and Suez
ports at both ends of the Suez canal.
It is historically recorded that Egypt was the first country to dig
a man-made canal across its lands to connect the Mediterranean sea
to the Red sea via the River Nile and its branches, that was in 1874
B.C. That canal was abandoned and reopened several times.
The Suez canal is actually the first canal directly linking the
Mediterranean sea to the Red sea. It was opened for international
navigation on 17 November 1869
SeaBird is a an Egyptian Corporation founded in 1981 as a private owned
firm. operating as a Ships' Agent at all the major Egyptian Ports and
Suez canal agency Transit. head office is in Port-Said. All contacts and
accounts are handled centrally through Port Said. employs shipping professionals
who provide service to international standards. has local expertise in
Suez Canal Transits, Cargo Operations, Bunkering, Spare parts,etc.specialized
in Tankers, Gas Bulk Carrier, Containers and other vessels.
the need for fast, Seabird information and communications about the
vessel and cargo. Seabird in the spot, with strong local connections
and long experience in dealing with vessels problems. owns representatives
board every vessel to attend to the Master's requirements.
For its customer service, SeaBird relies on a highly qualified team
which is fully aware of the conditions of the local market, whether
the Marketing or Logistics Departments. SeaBird provides full support
for the various departments, with optimum services within a logistical
frame that saves time and effort for our clients.
In the marketing department, the company depends on a competent team
rendering the following services:
Market research: through a specially trained staff, having direct contacts
with the Egyptian local market including top clients, the department
can carry out the researches that enable our principals have the right
market share, Thus achieving maximum profitability.
Promotion: SeaBird avails all its potential for the best promotion
of its principals, since we have an integrated e-marketing system, in
addition to the traditional methods of promotion.
Our marketing team can do all the necessary statistics and studies
for achieving tangible results for its activities and for enabling it to
read into the future as a means of moving forward on the right track
without any failures that may shake our principals’ position in the
market or cause it to lose our market.
The Logistics department provides the Marketing department with full
support for maintaining our clients’ base and attracting new clients.
One of the excellent services provided by Logistics department is the
“Door to Door” service. The department has the technical expertise for
carrying out customs clearance formalities and inland transport for
delivering cargo to our clients with the quickest dispatch.
Our Marketing and Logistics departments are equally experts in providing
their services to all types of cargo such as general or bulk cargo as
in providing their services to containerized cargo.
SeaBird can achieve direct contacts with its local clients due to its
excellent geographical presence in all the Egyptian ports : Alexandria,
Port Said, Damietta, Suez and Red Sea Ports. Having its Head office
in Port Said is an advantage as it is considered the heart of the Egyptian
local market due its unique geographical location in relation to the
port of Damietta, Suez and Cairo.
SeaBird can offer an excellent service that cannot be matched within
the Egyptian market due to its team that combines practical experience
and professional approach.
freight forwarder agents
Why Choose Seabird
loyalty and trust with our clients through our professionalism and
Our philosophy is that as long as we maintain our strength, integrity,
and are well connected internally, we are capable of facing any external
Everyone at Seabird genuinely cares for the business and its clients,
which drives them to the highest levels of professionalism and hard
work. We are a dedicated team that works with passion which makes our
clients feel certain of their vessels' safety. .
We also have a wide range of connections through our active networking.
Loyalty, competence, punctuality, commitment and reliability are all
attributes that we are determined to maintain.
What Makes Us Different ?
There are certain expectations that an agent has to meet to satisfy his
Competitive pricing strategy
Initiative (to act as an external department in Egypt)
Near zero response time
Reachable at all times
Shortest turnaround time
Up-to-date with all technological advancements
We are proud to say that we at Seabird have managed, through our rich
experience in the field, to attain all of the above aspects.
Our commitment to Seabird and to each other, gives us the flexibility
which enables us to compete in the high risk global world of shipping.
When such professionalism is combined with closeness, it is strength
undefeated, and that makes us unique.
What do we have to Offer ?
Seabird offers a vast variety of shipping services that covers all of
Egypt's ports, some of which are:
Represent Ship Owners at all Egyptian ports
Handling Liner Vessels, Tramp Vessels (Dry Cargo and Tankers, Gas and
Attend to all of owners' charters matters (stores supply/fresh
Stevedoring and Tally
On/Off hire surveys
Custom clearance and forwarding of shipping parcels
Survey/Hull Cleaning and Inspection
Attend loading/discharging operations and liaise with various bodies to
achieve the fastest turn around vessels
Freight forwarding Ship Supplies and Logistical solutions to all your
Ship Management (technically and commercially)
M/Y "Al Salamah"
|Dear Mr. Mohamed,
Since many years, I experienced a lot of transits through the
Suez Canal onboard various vessels and with the assistance of
Since I started to call on your agency "Seabird Maritime",
the procedures have been much easier and the transits a re
always relaxed and without and hassle.
I very much appreciate the perfect service of your staff and I
am always feeling very comfortable when I see the friendly faces
of yourself and your crew.
Many thanks to Waael, Toto and Said for their competent support
and good Cooperation.
Capt. T.Burcks (Master)
|Mohamed & Staff,
As always you are the name in the Suez Canal. Your Staff treat
us the way we treat our guests & what a pleasant experience that
is to have it reciprocated after a long summer season.
As we embark on our second transit on our second
circumnavigation, I thank you all again for your kindness and
My Warmest Regards,
S/Y "Starr Trail"
Many thanks for your assistance with our transit of the Suez
Canal, your staff were always friendly and efficient and from
the moment we arrived in Port Suez, they did every thing
possible to ensure a safe and quick passage.
Capt/ Blair Simmons
|The Captain and Crew of AMBROSIA thank you for
sharing with us the wonder and beauty of Egypt. Your personal
warmth, professional ethic, polished elegance, and (CAN DO)
attitude set the standard for agents around the world. We depart
with fondness and appreciation!
Commander Stan Antrim (Captain)
Thanks very much to you and all your staff at the Seabird
Maritime Agency for making our first transit of the Suez Canal
such a smooth one.
I look forward to seeing you again on the return trip and will
highly recommend your agency to any one coming this way.
Capt/ David Broom
|Thank you Mr. Mohamed Mohamed, of Seabird
Agency, for making our Suez transit as painless as can be. Our
last minute schedule was accommodated easily and without
problems, and we transited the canal both ways with virtually no
waiting. How you organized this one can only speculate but was
much appreciated by owner and crew of the MEDUSE. I highly
suggest Seabird as the agency to deal with canal
formalities for any yacht transiting the area.
Best wishes to Mohamed, Said, and all the staff at Seabird . We
hope to see you soon.
Sincerely, Capt. Ron Chace