• Holmes Maritime Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing port agency services to international ship owners and operators throughout eastern Canada and the Great Lakes.
  • Founded in 1993 by Louis M. Holmes, the company has grown rapidly, serving ship owners and operators and charterers around the world by providing marine port agency services of the highest caliber in an ever-changing global marketplace.
  • Holmes Maritime's core business is port agency and arrangement of logistical services including port clearances, pilotage, tugs or anchorage, docking, hull, machinery and cargo surveys, provisions and supplies, repairs, vessel representations, as well as crew entry and exits through Immigration Canada.
  • Since its inception, Holmes Maritime has continued to grow its reputation within the highly competitive shipping industry in Canada by building up a loyal international and local client base. Holmes Maritime prides itself on offering a dedicated and personal 24-hour service to existing and potential clients, guaranteeing complete service satisfaction and peace of mind.
  • Holmes Maritime is accredited to ISO 9001:2000 specifications for all port agency operations.
  • Holmes Maritime acts as port agent for a wide range of ships - from naval destroyers and aircraft carriers to bulk carriers, container ships, breakbulk, tankers, cruise ships, general cargo, heavy lift vessels and offshore supply, construction and service vessels.
  • Holmes Maritime agents are familiar with a variety of cargo and vessel types. These include bulk carriers transporting coal and bauxite and tankers carrying crude oil and refined products.
  • Success at Holmes Maritime is based on four factors: dependability, reliability, honesty and integrity. We are committed to our clients and pride ourselves on the flexibility to respond to your needs in a challenging and changing world.