This message is used by the shipping company or ship's agent to inform the Harbourmaster's Office of any additional services that the ship will require before it can enter the port.
After registering, the shipping company or ship's agent can send the following information in APICS: port of arrival, name of ship, shipping company, previous port and next port of call. This can be followed by a BERMAN message specifying any additional services that may be required, e.g. sea, river or dock pilot, tugs on the Scheldt or in the docks, boatmen, fenders etc.
Companies that are not yet able to sent particular information or obligatory declarations electronically can make use of Port+.
- Quick and easy service
- Reliable way of ordering additional services