Our Service

  • MERLIN Agenciamento Maritimo e Cabotagem (SU) S.A.

    Natco Angola Lda. offers the following services through Merlin, which is a full member of the group:

    • Port & Vessels Agency
    • Husbandry Services

    to any vessels, offshore units, including tankers, coastal shipping, offshore supply boats, crew boats and special vessels, such as, installation vessels and seismic vessels.

    We provide the port disbursement accounts, organize port inward/outward clearance, handle documents and formalities and coordinate on-board visit together with the authorities. We are also available to assist in operational, technical and maritime questions together with the local competent authorities and qualified entities on our principals behalf.

    Our services also include assistance to crew and technicians, airport attendance, transport, hotel reservation, air-tickets, embarkment/disembarkment permits. Provisions, fuel and fresh water, as well as surveys, technical or classification inspections are available on request.

  • We offer customized international freight forwarding and logistics services on a global scale from any origin point up to any final delivery place in Angola. By coordinating traditional freight forwarding with customs clearance at departing and receiving ends, organizing the interfaces and transportation in all the logistics chain, we provide our clients with a true door-to-door service.

    From transportation to possible storage of goods all the way to distribution and final delivery, we deliver to our customers efficient and professional services of:

    • Airfreight
    • Ocean Freight
    • Land Transport
    • Combined Transport
    • Transport Insurance door-to-door
    • Trade Services (documentation, legalization, inspection, certificates)
    • Advice on import, export and documentation requirements

    To optimize the customers' logistics chain we make use of our expertise and best practice for shipment, by using best routings and making the right choice of suitable transportation means and carriers in Africa.

  • We put high emphasize on expertise and efficiency to clear goods through the customs. We are well conversant with the customs regulations for all types of goods and customs regimes applicable for industrial and consumer and retail goods.

    Natco Angola has their own in-house customs broker division with own customs broker service.

    • Definite Import
    • Temporary Admission
    • Re-Export & Export
    • Special Customs Regimes for the oil & gas industry
    • Spares in transit for vessels and floating offshore units
    • Customs Clearance of vessel and floating offshore units
    • Applications for import licences
    • Advisory Services through our in-house customs broker

    Prior to operations, we analyse customs procedures for import / export, best practice and review documentation requirements for the customs clearance of their goods into Angola. This to make sure that on cargo arrival at destination all documentation is in line with the local laws and regulations to enable a speedy processing at customs and fast delivery.

  • Re-supply

    We provide the offshore upstream industry with end-to end logistics solutions from vendors and suppliers locations overseas up to the offshore supply base and remote locations in Angola and other coutrys in west Africa. Our expertise is door-to-door logistics for the industry´s re-supply, supported by innovative, solution oriented services and single point contact customer attendance to manage the daily operations.


    • Handling and coordinating incoming cargoes from overseas for despatch to locations
    • Shore based support services
    • Base-to-base supplies
    • Rental of yard and storage areas

    Offshore Base Support Services

    We put a strong emphasize on our local service capabilities to render our clients with in-country services in Angola and in the neighbouring countries in West Africa.

  • We have acquired over years a strong expertise in handling offshore oil & gas projects and other industrial projects and offer complete solutions by combining all necessary expertise of our group and partners for:

    Offshore Installation EPC

    We use the skills of our experienced staff and management, as well as selected sub-agents for the handling of maritime agencies along all sub-saharan coast.

    Energy & Mining EPC Project Freight Forwarding

    p>Forwarding Projects are performed by us with a strong network of alliances with well reputed specialized transport and trucking companies and heavy lift operators.

    We provide diversified services

    • Project Forwarding & International logistics
    • Customs Clearance
    • Transport Management
    • Coordination of Port Operation
    • Chartering