"It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better." -  John Ruskin 1819-1900

[DS] General Steamship Agencies is an acknowledged industry leader in providing ship agency services in North America.

With predecessor companies dating back to 1920, our tramp agency network has staffed offices that span the entire continent. Our years of dedicated service to ship owners, charterers, shippers and receivers have prepared us well to take on future challenges.

Our worldwide customer base consists of Principals who nominate and appoint us on vessels of all types and sizes and which carry just about every commodity presently being imported to and exported from North America. In addition we handle dry dockings, military, offshore and distressed vessels. We are an industry leader and proud to aggressively promote the industry across the continent. Please see About Us for a listing of our commitments.

Whether you require full or protective agency services, port cost estimates, congestion reports or regulatory compliance advice contact us now and get answers.

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