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Company Profile

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, including St. Lawrence River ports, Canadian and United States, Great Lakes and Western Canada.


Founded in 1993 by Louis M. Holmes, Holmes Maritime is a well established company in the Canadian and International shipping industry who has developed a top reputation by providing the highest caliber service to ship owners, operators and charterers around the world. Holmes Maritime prides itself on offering a dedicated and personalized 24-hour service to existing and new clients, assuring complete service satisfaction and peace of mind.

Holmes Maritime's agents are familiar with a variety of cargoes, acting as port agent for a wide range of ships - including; bulk carriers, container ships, tankers, cruise ships, general cargo multi-purpose carriers, heavy lift and heavy transport vessels, wind power installation vessels, construction vessels & service vessels, and Naval vessels.

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.


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Port Agency

Arranging and overseeing all aspects of a port call for any vessel and cargo. From interfacing with government agencies to arranging pilots, towage, line handling, stevedoring, etc. We will ensure an efficient and cost effective port call.

Seaway Agents

Holmes Maritime will help you navigate the complicated reporting and procedures of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Husbandry Agents

Facilitating and arranging crew changes, cash to master, spares shipments, provisioning and any other services required by ship owners.

Cruise Ship Agents

Providing full service and support to cruise ships.

Logistics Services 

Holmes Maritime is your trusted partner to arrange logistical services for projects of any size. We have the experience and contacts needed ensure your project runs smoothly.

Freight Forwarding

Using our network of contacts to facilitate the transportation of your cargo to it's final destination.


Holmes Maritime services a wide array of ports, all across Canada and throughout the Canadian & United States Seaway/ Great Lakes ports. 


5450 Kaye St. Suite 106

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Canada, B3K 0G7

+1 (902) 422-0400

+1 (902) 422-9439

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