Port agents dedicated to the cruise industry in Argentina and South America

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One of the biggest challenges for any cruise line in South America is finding an agent who fully understands the operational needs and requirements of their ships. A translation of rules, regulations and the ability to take care of financial transactions on the ship's behalf are not enough. At GPS we speak your language, loud and clear!


Choosing a port agent in Argentina is about creating a partnership with someone you can trust. The maze of documentation, regulations, fees and taxes change constantly and therefore it is important to have a local partner who can keep you up to date with costs for each cruise call so that planning for the future and budgets can be made accurately.


GPS may be a relatively young company but it is backed by a wealth of experience in the cruise industry with her sister company, Shorexplorations, being at the forefront of shore excursions, tour operations and ground handling operations in South America since 2009. With offices in Argentina, Brazil and Chile handling cruise ships in over 50 ports, Shorexplorations and the "lighthouse" logo are synonymous with professionalism and reliability throughout the region.


Here at Global Premier Shipping we are committed to the future of Argentina and South America as a cruise destination. We look to the long term when working with our cruise partners and to the development of strong lasting relationships.


In port before the ship’s arrival and after departure, the GPS team will
manage all aspects of port agency, delivering a wealth of experience and
well developed local relationships.

Our representatives can resolve any unexpected issues quickly and efficiently,
with the support and resources of a global business.

  • Ship

    Coordinating efforts

    Direct link with the port authorities for arrival and departure formalities: berth reservations, pilot, tug, Immigration and Customs clearance.

    Waste water treatment, fresh water supply, garbage removal, fuel bunkering.

    Coordination of porters and transport for luggage handling.

    Port information (new infrastructures, detailed reconnaissance reports on new ports, changes in local port regulations and weather forecasts).

    International shipments and follow up.

    Assistance with repairs.

    Translation services.

    Banking transactions.

  • Crew

    The human factor

    Crew rotation (Meeting and assistance port/airport, transfers, hotel bookings).

    Immigration procedures.

    Medical assistance and repatriation.

    Bilingual staff to help with all crew needs.

  • Shipchandler

    Every detail counts

    Supply and food delivery, spirits, catering, flowers & deco

    Crew equipement clothing.

    Cleaning, bath, kitchen & welcoming supply.

    Technical spare parts & equipment.

  • And

Ports of Argentina

Buenos Aires

See the full cruise line calendar for the current season in Buenos Aires.

Puerto Madryn

See the full schedule of cruise lines in port for the current season.


See the cruise calendar for the current season in Ushuaia.

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