OUR SERVICES

A wide range of services for ships and cruises

FULL AGENCY SERVICES 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SHIP CHANDLER SERVICES  (Fresh provisions)

CUSTOMS  CLEARANCE

IMMIGRATION  (Visa application)

CREW  CHANGE  SERVICES

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

YACHTING / CONCIERGE SERVICES

REPRESENTATION of the major international Cruise Companies

BUNKERING

STEVEDORING  SERVICES

LOADING / DISCHARGING OF BULK CARGO, TANKERS

OPL  CALLS  (Delivery of spare parts, crew changes and other operations)

ALL PORT CALL requirements from pre arrival, port operation and post departure

GROUND HANDLING AND SHORE EXCURSIONS

WASTE DISPOSAL arrangements

FRESH WATER arrangements

THE MADEIRA ARCHIPELAGO

A group of islands situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately
1.000 Km Southwest from Lisbon, just under 400 Km North of the Canary Islands,
with a total area of 768 Km2 or  7.296,5 square miles.

SHIPS CHANDLER SERVICES

We assist all vessels

Our Shipping Agency has a ship chandler department at your disposal for all vessels, such as Cruise Ships, Cargo Carriers or Yachts calling in Madeira waters. We offer 24 hour availability, 7 days a week, for all standard and adhoc calls to the Madeira Islands, providing a professional and efficient solution.

FRESH TROPICAL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

DAIRY PRODUCTS

FRESH LOCAL FISH

FROZEN FOODS

LONG LIFE FLOWERS

FINE MADEIRA WINES

We can also receive and deliver spare parts as well as procure standard equipment, electrical appliances and mechanical parts locally. Goods and equipment can be delivered to vessels docked or at anchorage.
The price list of services and items are available and updated, and can be requested 24 hours a day.

ABOUT US

Who we are

Blandy Shipping has over 150 years of experience in the shipping sector, assisting all vessels including Cruise Ships, Cargo carriers and Yachts calling in Madeira waters. Offering 24 hour, 7 days a week availability for all standard and adhoc calls to the Madeira islands providing a professional and efficient solution.

Our long time relationship with ship owners and as representatives for shipping companies, allied with our ongoing close relationship with local authorities and suppliers of services reflects itself in the level of service, providing professional, skilled and experienced solutions to all your need, guaranteeing safety, efficiency and value for money.

Partners with various Shipping organisations across the globe.

The agency is supported by the service of Blandy Travel Agency, which has offices in central Funchal and Porto Santo, specialized in the operation of shore excursions and ground arrangements for cruising vessels and tour operators.

Some of our customers

HISTORY

The Blandy Shipping Heritage

Establishment

Established in 1862, Blandy Shipping is part of the Blandy Group.
John Blandy established himself in Madeira in 1811 as a wine shipper, who in those early days often undertook the handling of the sailing vessel's business, receiving cargo and then shipping a cargo of wine, and it was in this way that a start was made in the shipping business. The principal wine firms were at the time Importers, Wine Shippers and Shipping Agents, each with their own house flag which were hoisted by the ships consigned to them. The Blandy Flag is the international T flag and still flies above our Head Office in Funchal.

Steamships

With the end of the Age of Sail and the development of ocean going steamships, Madeira remains a strategic location for the supplying of all vessels. Madeira became a regular port of call for the Union and the Castle Lines, the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and the African Steam Ship Company and others. Blandy's developed the shipping side of the business: steam tugs and larger lighters were built as well as steel water barges for the supply of water and coal to steamers.

Air Travel

With the advent of the passenger Jet age, long distance and intercontinental travel by ships lost preference to flight for the transportation of passengers. Cruise Liners built to transport people did not offer the comfort and amenities of modern ships nor the speed of planes. The evolution of the Cruise ship industry began in the 1960, when ships were purpose built to provide casual environment and providing on-board entertainment, creating a cruising industry providing a fun, comfortable and exciting travel option.

Evolution of the Cruise Tourism

Blandy's has played a key role in the evolution of the cruise and tourism industry in Madeira and is proud to be agent for many of the major International Cruise Ship companies. Funchal is a popular port of call for cruise ships with an average of 270 stopovers per year. Regular callers on scheduled cruises, as well as repositioning cruises across the Atlantic are an important segment of the Madeira tourism industry.

Blandy Travel arrangements

Blandy Shipping has a close relationship with our travel agency - Blandy Travel - who is responsible for shorex excursions for many operators, as well as providing all travelling arrangements and logistics for cruise turn arounds as well as crew changes, providing clients with a 24 hour support.

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Please call or send us an e-mail if you need further assistance.

GENERAL
CONTACTS

Phone:
+351 291 200 640
+351 291 200 647 / 8
+351 291 200 607
E-mail:
info@blandyshipping.com

HUGO FERREIRA
General Manager

Phone:
+351 291 200 647
Mobile:
+351 966 271 610
E-mail:
h.ferreira@blandyshipping.com

JORGE FERREIRA
Port Operations

Phone:
+351 291 200 648
Mobile:
+351 912 021 196
E-mail:
jorge.ferreira@blandyshipping.com 

RICARDO RAMOS
Port Operations . Shipchandler

Phone:
+351 291 200 607
Mobile:
+351 914 060 559
E-mail:
ricardo.ramos@blandyshipping.com

DUARTE SERRÃO
CEO

Phone:
+351 291 200 603
E-mail:
duarte.serrao@blandyshipping.com

CHRIS BLANDY
Chairman

Address

Avenida de Zarco, 2
9000-069 Funchal
Madeira - Portugal

Contacts

E-Mail: info@blandyshipping.com
Phone: +351 291 200 640
Fax: +351 291 226 403