Shipping Services Argentina is a privately owned Argentine company founded in 1995, engaged in the business of ship agency services, logistics, brokerage, vessel planning and other marine activities.

We are a family company who has always been involved in the shipping industry. We trace our roots back one hundred and twenty-two years.

Today, Shipping Services is managed by the fourth and fifth family generations.

Shipping Services and its related companies provide services for all types of vessels -liner, bulker, tanker, reefer and passenger vessels- and handles over three hundred port calls per year, thus guaranteeing ship owners and operators the widest range of representation, along with the highest level of service.

Thanks to the trust of our customers, Shipping Services has grown and diversified organically since its foundation.


Our main objective is to offer an integrated service at all Argentine ports through our own offices and a network of subagents as well as to provide our clients with a first class service and to act as a one stop shop for all of our Principals’ needs.

Being ship-owners ourselves, we are fully aware of the importance of achieving a cost effective turnaround, by reducing port stays and expenses.


Our family has always been involved in the shipping industry since the first family generation arrived in Argentina from Spain. In the year 1892 Mr José Menendez bought his first steamship “Amadeo” and used it to transport the wool produced on his farms in Punta Arenas, Chile. From then on, and thanks to a prosperous wool market, several vessels were incorporated to his fleet, making him the largest ship-owner of South America. Since Mr José Menendez’s death and up to today, his descendants have
uninterruptedly continued in the shipping business. They have owned a number of companies for many years now, but they have always maintained the same original entrepreneur spirit and dedication.

Shipping Services Argentina was founded in 1995 with the purpose of providing our own vessels with a professional and cost effective port operation. Over the past few years we have expanded the scope of our services and we currently provide services for many ship-owners of several types of vessels. We have become one of the largest port agencies in Argentina.

The quality of our services has always been of vital importance to our business, hence our best efforts to serve our clients more efficiently day after day.
In consequence, last year, we decided to qualify for ISO 9001 even though we were truly convinced we would surpass the standard.