Shipping Agents

Home Shipping Agents
  • Cross trade
  • Load containers FCL (full)
  • Load containers LCL (groupage)
  • Chartering – Spot Charge
  • Regular lines of conventional loading
  • Regular Lines of track loading (Ro-Ro)
  • Conventional load
  • Special transport
  • Special equipment for oversized goods
  • Dangerous goods
  • Island traffic (Canary/Balearic Islands)
  • International network of correspondents, members of the WCNA
  • Transport insurance with premier companies
  • Legal Advice in Maritime law. Analysis of receivables/payables methods
  • Loss claim
  • Civil liability

The Division of International Projects is integrated within our maritime and air traffic departments.

It consists of a team of people whose work is the coordination and control of national and/or international movements of goods, machinery or raw materials with a common destination for the realization of a project, work or supply.

Direct connection with exporters, suppliers and/or manufacturers, we grouped goods according to certain origins and in storage areas suitable for each operation.

The ABQ Group designs the entire logistics chain to comply with the deadlines and deliveries as determined in the project schedule.

  • Consulting, management and development of international projects.
  • Industrial supplies and turnkey plants.
  • Traffic and International Logistics.
  • Chartering
  • Cross trade.
  • Analysis of Routes, operations and media.
  • Improvement of the taxation by their right in customs management. Buying and selling in exempted areas. Successive sale chain, under which VAT can be legally exempted from domestic sales of goods destined for export (VAT Law, Art. 21 1st), among companies established in Spain. DDA Linking procedure export.
  • Definition of means of transport (shipping agents and IATA air cargo).
  • Containers, groupage, conventional, chartering/charters.
  • Control and Presence in the required quality and/or quantity inspections.
  • Specialists in the study of international payment procedures. Issuance of documents in accordance with the instructions of credit.
  • Oversized loads (heavy lifts). Special transport. Dangerous goods.
  • Load and health supplements adaptation. Means of stacking, strapping systems. Adaptation of cargo holds. Cranes, elevators…

Metal structures, mobile units and extinguisher boats, which were shipped on several “PORT CHARGE,” negotiated directly with “TWIN DECKER” ship owners.


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Metal structures that were shipped in standard 40′ containers, because carry out loading system on rollers, which allowed stacking, which under normal conditions would have been impossible.







Electrical conduction rails on which its entire length could not facilitate containers and because of its high price, it was not profitable to load on flat rack platforms due to very high freight rates which increased with the surcharges on extra-length. So it was decided to find a spot cargo in the cargo hold.




The ABQ Group transported the Danube bridge components for BBR Pretensados. ABQ managed the land transport of the steel rods from several places in Spain (Valencia, Bilbao and Madrid) to the city of Vidin (Bulgaria).
This project was executed in three phases:

  1. In the first phase, importation of PVC “pods” from the U.S.A., used to coat the steel rods on the bridge. Entry through the port in Valencia
  2. In the second phase, above mentioned “pods” are mounted on the steel rods, this operation is performed in the facilities of our agent in Valencia
  3. The logistics is completed (third phase) issuing the assemblies mounted on full trailer trucks, from Valencia to the city of Vidin (Bulgaria).

The project was meant for ABQ to be in charge of the transport management and logistics of more than 3,500 tons of materials to Bulgaria, for BBR Pretensados.

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The ABQ group planned and executed the logistics for the Algiers oil pipeline project, for Grupo Cuñado Internacional.
This project was meant for ABQ to be in charge of the logistics management and loading 12,000 tons of pipes.
The goods had as a port of embarkation, Santurce (Bilbao). With destination and unloading at the port in Algiers.


Full Container Load (FCL) Condition: The loads are shipped, stowed and counted in the container at the expense and risk of the user.

Is the condition of a container loaded with goods of a single consignee and handled only by him whose delivery from the conveyor to the consignee or his representative should be carried out without the module is open and draining in the port premises.

Less Container Load (LCL) Condition: The loads are shipped, stowed and counted in the container at the expense and risk of the shipping line on the site designated by the shipping company.

Combinations: According to the above you can make the following combinations, depending on whether the condition of filling or draining was duly agreed with the shipment or consignee.

FCL – FCL: Exclusive Container (1 Exporter – 1 Importer)

FCL – LCL: Consolidated container (1 Exporter – Several Importers)

LCL – FCL: Consolidated Container (Several Shippers – 1 Importer)

LCL – LCL: Consolidated Container (Several Shippers – Several Importers)

BASE FREIGHT: Port-to-port maritime transport cost

LINER TERMS: In terms of liners; it includes the basic freight, loading, stacking, unstacking and unloading.

F.I.O.S.: “Free In and Out Stowed”, loading, stacking, unstacking and unloading are at the expense of the goods. (Basic Freight).

F.I.L.O.: “Free In, Liner Out”, the loading is on account of the goods, while the unloading is at the expense of the ship-owner.

L.I.F.O.: “Liner In, Free Out”, the loading is at the expense of the ship-owner, while the unloading is at the expense of the goods.

F.I.S.L.O.: “Free In and Stowed, Liner Out”, the loading and stacking are at the expense of the goods, while the unloading is at the expense of the ship-owner.

ALL IN: All the operations of loading, stacking, strapping, unstrapping, unstacking, unloading and strapping material are at the expense of the ship-owner.