PHARO was founded in 2017 as an independent shipping agency to operate in Colombia, starting ops on 4Q same year. Since 2020 we have direct presence in 7 port areas of the country, in addition to our administrative HQ located in the city of Cali.
We are ready in position to provide our agency service in both coasts, enhanced by our commercial, operations and customs team, able to deliver and important know-how of more than 100 years of experience together as agents.
PHARO provides maritime agency services to National and International customers who require our services in the different ports of Colombia, safely and effectively.
We have a committed team and the necessary infrastructure to work on optimizing the logistics chain, communication and improvements in the business results of our customers, suppliers and shareholders.
In 2025 we will be recognized in the international market as a shipping agency with an interesting, solid and convenient offer of services, high-lighted by recognized quality standards and efficient customer support, providing on-time care to the client needs.
Direct service with operation in 7 ports in 2 coasts (reaching over 40 port facilities)
Charterer agent service / Owner agent service / OPA service
Supportive tasks to charterers, shippers, receivers to assist operations, results and opportunities
Cargo representative (non NVO/NVOCC services).
Bank presence in Panama & Colombia.
40 + ship charterers, including owners and operators.
40 + freight charterers and key players, including traders, buyers, carriers and brokers.
Experience with large sized vessels and different types of fleet
We operate 100% as shipping agents. We do NOT generate conflict of interest between parties and may enter into NDA as required.
Strategic partnerships with key players in the field: freight brokers; customs brokers; logistics suppliers 3PL/4PL; stevedores; pilots; towage
companies; cargo & vessel surveyors; security suppliers; medical suppliers; local bunker suppliers; ports/terminals and ship-chandlers.
Multidisciplinary team of professionals comprising more than 100 years of experience in the shipping, port and customs industry in Colombia.
Our PHARO APP is available to our customers, free of cost,
easy and simple.
Designed to provide intelligent KPIs and up-dated reports for each port of call, including operations, statement of facts and lay-time calculation.
ASONAV : member of the National Association of Owners & Shipping Agents in Colombia
BASC : certified V5-2017 5.0.2 (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce).
QMS : certified ISO 9001: 2015. (SGS)
DIMAR: registered/enabled by Colombian Maritime Authority.
FITAC : member of the Colombian Federation of Logistics Agents in International Trade in Colombia.
PHARO has been at the forefront of various operations such as:
Break-bulk: steel, pipes, project cargoes, heavy & over-sized cargoes, general cargo, bagged & slinged cargo, humanitarian aids, OOG, etc.
Dry-bulk: bauxite, cement, pet-coke, quick-lime, steam coal, met-coal, met-coke, iron ore, clinker, grain bulk, fertilizers, etc.
Liquid-bulk: asphalt, veg oil, alcohol, fuel, etc.
Live-stock: live cattle.
Offshore: oil & gas, supply vessels, scientific and seismic vessels.