The Marine Travel Company, formerly known as Chartham Marine, are based in Canterbury, formed in 2002, we are now recognised as one of the UK’s leading independent marine travel companies providing dedicated maritime travel, crew logistics, seaman fares and ships crew travel services to the Shipping and Marine industry.
We are fully bonded and have accreditations with IATA & CAA to sell travel services, we are also partners in the Advantage Focus Partnership; a group of over 80 leading independent agents with a combined buying power of over £480 million in the UK on flights alone, which enables us to obtain some of the best air fares available in the marketplace.
We are open 24/7/365, offering a continuous travel service for all our customers, assisting with new air tickets, hotels, car hire as well as providing visa information and resolving travel issues on existing reservations. With our seamless operation as soon as our office in the UK closes our team in Manila take over. We offer this service to all our customers at no extra charge.
In 2007 the company was the founding member of the global alliance MTA7; An Alliance of like-minded independent marine agents. Working together the agencies have a combined buying power large enough to ensure its position as the single largest purchaser of marine air tickets in the industry. Offices are positioned in important industry locations around the globe in Greece, the Philippines, UK, Ukraine, India, South Africa and Australia.
We handle the marine travel requirements for a cross section of Marine and Oil related businesses throughout the UK and Europe, these include; Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Crewing Agents, Marine Engineers, Ship Surveyors, Salvage Operators, Cruise and Ferry Operators, Port Authorities, Tug and Pilot Operators, Exploration Teams, Super Yacht owners, Marine Electricians, Marine Technicians, Support and Supply Operators and Offshore Workers.
Our extensive experience in the marine travel industry and the knowledge within our team ensures we are able to provide a high quality service and effective account management programmes. We are Proud to have achieved the new standard of the Investors in People (IIP) programme, as we believe that our staff should have total involvement in the direction of the company and how we operate and service our customers.