Marine Travel Services

For over 30 years, Clyde Travel Management have been moving some of the world's largest ship owners' crew around the globe.

For companies operating within the marine industry, we understand exactly how important it is to have an experienced and reliable partner you can trust to safely move your people from one place to another, on schedule and in a cost-effective manner.

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Why Choose Clyde as Your Marine Travel Agency?

At Clyde, our experienced marine travel consultants make sure every detail is taken care of so your onsigners and offsigners are in the right place at the right time, with the right paperwork. And just like our marine customers, our operations are 24/7, 365 days a year, meaning we are on hand whenever your crew need us.

With over 80 global marine airline contracts, we operate wholly owned operations in UK, US, India, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Netherlands, billing in GBP, USD, SEK, DKK, NOK and Euro. We also work closely with 12 partner agencies across the globe, to ensure we deliver the best marine and offshore fares, with the flexibility required for your company and crew.

Interested? Contact our Marine Travel team today to make your travel arrangements

Is Your Company Operating in the Marine Sector?

Clyde Travel is a full-service travel management company specialising in the marine sector. Our global operation, 24/7 expertise and bespoke technology specific to the marine travel sector enables your organisation to navigate the challenges of modern-day shipping with your marine crew at the forefront of every travel strategy.

Here are just a few examples of how Clyde can help your crew move more efficiently from vessel to vessel:

Marine and Offshore Fares

Seaman fares, as they are commonly known, or marine and offshore fares are only available through a handful of specialist agents. Clyde mobilises 1000’s of seafarers each year from all nationalities, across the globe and can offer your company access to global marine airline contracts from over 80 airlines. In addition, we can arrange charter flights and have the ability to provide content direct from carriers via new distribution capability (NDC).

Introducing Consort™ Technology Driven by Humans

Our experience in providing marine travel services has allowed us to build Consort™ , in collaboration with the our marine and shipping customers. We understand the complexities involved for your company in organising travel services for several crews at once, and the paperwork and email threads that can emerge as a result - that's why Consort™ sets us apart.

Our proprietary technology places logistics officers, crewing manager and even your crew in the same environment, all with the support of our marine travel consultants handling your requests. Find out more about how Consort™ can meet your marine travel services needs, whilst still ensuring you get the marine fares you require. 

Marine Sector Expertise. 24/7.

Clyde are Marine and Offshore specialists. These sectors represent our core business. Our teams have an average length of service of 9 years, and we operate 24/7 just like our core customers. We have unique products and technology specific to mobilising crew, through to digital updates on restrictions for every booking up to departure, as well as airfare savings through our Downsell proposition.

Realtime COVID Advice

Clyde provide information on restrictions, PCR testing and quarantine with every quote and confirmation issued to your company. We provide an electronic link that has real time information, including Seafarer exemptions. And should the need ever arise, we can arrange isolation packages that include bed, breakfast, lunch, snacks, evening meals, all delivered to the crew members room.

Marine Travel FAQs

Ensuring you have a safe, sustainable and cost effective travel programme can be challenging, which is where the value of a travel management company really comes to the fore. Check out our frequently asked questions below or fill out the contact form to get in touch.

Can you tell me more about your Marine Travel operation?

How experienced are your marine travel consultants?

Our consultants have an average length of service of 8 years. We have an award winning training department to ensure ongoing development of skills within our teams.

What are your hours of operations?

Our operation is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We have a dedicated 24/7 team who support the day team outside of the hours of 08.30 – 17.30.

What about invoicing and billing?

What currencies can you bill in?

Clyde have wholly owned entities in UK, Sweden, USA, Denmark, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands so we are able to bill in GBP, USD, SEK, DKK, NOK and Euro.

What invoicing options do you have?

We can invoice you daily, weekly or monthly. We provide consolidated invoices where required. The method used is PDF via e-mail or alternatively no touch via XML into our customers Accounts Payable systems.

What is your refund policy?  

Subject to the rules of the supplier refunds are processed where applicable in 3 working days (for GDS bookings).

Can you tell me more about flight arrangements?

Do you have access to marine airfares?

As a leading international marine and offshore travel management company, we have full access to marine airfare contracts on over 80 airlines.  In addition, we can arrange charters and have a full range of specially negotiated airfares on 540 airlines.

Assisting with extra baggage/specialised equipment?

Clyde are able to make special arrangements for anything from engineering equipment, musical instruments or even weapons.

Can Clyde arrange charter flights or access repatriation flights?

Throughout the pandemic we accessed repatriation flights and arranged charter flights for our customers. We are enabled by our strong supplier relationship with airlines globally.

What about unused tickets?

These are automatically credited to our customer accounts where applicable?

Clyde have also developed proprietary booking technology called Consort. Consort provides workflow efficiencies, duty of care and sustainability choices through the messaging centre and enables customers to book efficiently with our travel consultants.

What about other travel arrangements?

Can you help us with visas?

We can.  We partner with CIBT to coordinate requests for passports and visas. CIBT is the  leading global travel visa service with unrivalled capability to obtain travel visas in a fast, convenient and secure manner. In addition, for crew or contractor bookings the team will manage communication with all. Stakeholders involved in the crew change process including coordinating visas on arrival with Port Agents to ensure that all flight and immigration clearance is in place.

Can you assist with OK to Board status updates?

Yes, Clyde confirm back to the traveller once the airline has updated their reservation.

Can you assist us booking quarantine hotels or isolation packages?

We can.  Throughout the pandemic we’ve been assisting our customers book UK quarantine hotels.  We’ve also arranged isolation packages that include bed, breakfast, lunch, snacks, evening meals, all delivered to the guests room.

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Get in touch with us

Use the form to make an enquiry and one of our team will be in touch with you, alternatively e-mail us at sales@clydetravel.com for more information.

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