INDIAN OCEAN SHIP AGENCY

Indian Ocean Ship Agency is a joint effort of three experienced South African marine industry professionals, each with numerous years experience in the field.

Our aim is to provide reliable and quality service in the field of ships agency and associated activities.

Considering the extensive experience and knowledge in the Southern African maritime industry, we believe that we are well placed to provide excellent but cost effective services.

Meet The Team

CHRISTOS
PAPASPIRIDIS

Director
christo@iosa.co.za
1976 - 2001 : Owner/Partner in various companies ( Christ Papas Shipchandling, Durban Bay Ship Chandlers, Chandling International), in Port Elizabeth, East London & Durban.

1977 - 1991 : Owner/Partner in ships agency Kandyla Maritime in Port Elizabeth, East London & Durban.

2003 - 2017 : Other business in Durban area (export/import, supermarkets)

2017 - present : Indian Ocean Ship Agency ( Southern African Ports)

VIDO
CAVOR

Director
vido@iosa.co.za
1982 - 1993 : At sea, deck officer.

1993 - 1994 : Keeley Stevedoring, Richards Bay.

1994 - 1999 : Marine Surveyor at Captain G.A. Chettle (Durban)

1999 - present : Owner / Director of Bona Fide Marine (Marine Surveying & Consulting - Durban & Southern Africa)

2005 - 2016 : Shareholder & Managing Director of Bureau Veritas Marine Surveying (Pty) Ltd. (Durban & Southern Africa)

2016 - present : Owner / Director of Thor Marine Independent Marine Services cc (Richard Bay & Southern Africa)

2017 - present : Indian Ocean Ship Agency (Southern African Ports)

Flag State Inspector : Panama, Bahamas, Barbarities, Jamaica, Sierra Leone, St. Kitts & Navis.

Class Surveyor : Panama Shipping Registrar Inc., ICS Class (Panama), China Corporation Registrar Shipping ( Taiwan) International Ship Classification Pte Ltd (Singapore). Guardian Bureau of Shipping (Syria).

Other Clients : Höegh Autoliners, Mitsui OSK Lines, Saipem Luxemburg S.A., Anadarko Petroleum, SMB Offshore, KCA Duetag, Bureau Veritas, etc.

ROBERTO CORDOVEZ

Director
roberto@iosa.co.za
1984 - 1989 : General Manager of Industria Panameña de Metales S.A. (Panama)

1990 - 2001 : Owner/General Manager of Reciclajes Del Istmo S.A. (Panama)

2001 - 2004 : Operations Manager of Sea Central Shipping Corporation in Tampa (Florida - USA)

2004 - 2007 : General Consul of the Republic of Panama in Tampa (Florida - USA)

2007 - 2009 : Ambassador of the Republic of Panama in South Africa (Pretoria)

2009 - present : Owner/Director of Brainpoint Consulting cc / T/A Panama and South Africa Registry Services S.A. (Panama/Sierra Leone ship registration & classification, Basic STCW training & certification, Ship Management & Private Maritime Security Provider)

2014 - 2016 : Owner/Director of Blue Palm/Green palm Charters (Logistic platforms to carry firearms of personnel)

2017 - present : Indian Ocean Ship Agency (Southern African Ports)

NIKOS
RESTIS

Director based in Greece
nikos@iosa.co.za
1975 - 1978 : Shipbroker with Lambert Bros (London)

1979 - 1980 : Shipbroker with Barry Rogliano (Paris)

1980 - 1990 : Owner of Oceanic Shipping Agency (Durban)

1990 - 2004 : Owner of Seven Shrimp Trawlers Fishing in (Madagascar)

2004 - Present : Involved in the fishing industry.

2017 - present :Indian Ocean Ship Agency (Southern African Ports)