General Ship Suppliers
General Ship Suppliers
A company is also and mainly the people who integrate it. Our challenge is to have a personalized service of quality, that also is related to the formation and permanent motivation of our collaborators, so many times hard to find in companies of bigger dimension.
The teamwork bet in the modulation of the many structures allows to perfectly adjust the related human resources to each moment and each customer in function of its necessities. From our point of view it consists on a constant update of our relative staff capabilities from the knowledge of languages to the fulfilment of rules of security of the ports (ISPS) and in everything that secures the alimentary products.
Even in a company who insists on keeping a light and flexible structure, were quality and not amount of work is our main concern, has to have a logical, operative structure and with relations of well clear hierarchy and responsability.Our History
Beef meat · Lamb meet · Pork meat · Veal meat · Mutton meat · Poultry · Game Bird · Sausages · Frankfurters · Lunch meats Fish Whole · Fish Fillets · Shell Fish · Fruits · Vegetables · Dairy Products · General Products · Grain & Noodles · Sugar & Preserves · Sweets & Flavouring Soups & Sauces · Spices & Seasoning · Oriental Food · Jewish Food · Diabetic Food · Diatetics Food · Beverages · Spirits · Wines · Beers · Cigarettes
Dinning Equipment & Galley Equipment
Clothing Products & Linen Products
Brushes & Brooms
Ropes & Hawsers
Cargo & Deck Equipment
Marine Paints & Paint Equipment
Safety & Fire-Fighting Equipment
Hoses & Couplings
Powered Tools & Equipment
Stell / Metalwork
Pipe & Tube Fiitings
Packings & Jointings
Why you should be our client?
With a strong sense of union and support which have been present for many, many years J.A. Santos, Lda. Believe in qualifying its workers and has been certified under the ISSA QUALITY Certification which has as its base the recognition of the ISO 9001:2000 although this being applied directly to Maritime Services. During these many years of shipchandler with food products and ships spares we have always been constructive in the way we relate to and the way we supply our clients having always given our best to resolve complicated situations. We comply with the ISPS regulations and we work together with the local authorities in order to better assure the vessels security. We promise that we will keep up with the times, we know that there will always be a lot to update, and therefore we make our promise to you our friends and clients that we will always keep up with the times so as to serve you as best possible.
In December of 2006 Mr. Jose Augusto dos Santos decided to retire from the company that he founded, leaving his position of President and partner to his two partners who accompanied him throughout the last 25 years. However Mr. Jose Augusto still visits the company on a weekly basis to catch up on what has been happening.
The partnership decided to enlarge its premises and reconstructed the old premises they also bought and reconstructed the neighbouring warehouse and moved into the new complex.
After a large fire, on April 15th, which started in a neighbouring companys warehouse that destroyed approximately 90% of the companies premises the company could no longer operate out of its head office however the partners did not give up although the work conditions were very difficult they carried on working to supply the various ships that requested their services with the same work ethics and never giving up not even during the days that followed the horrific fire.
Not so happy he try to make is personal wish and old dream came a reality, on February 20th together with the partners, he opened a restaurant of fresh fish and seafood with the name of "Marisqueira Cais do Sodré", the restaurant was classified by the Portuguese authorities of top quality and first class restaurant.
After twelve years of shipchandlers, hard work in the Port of Lisbon the founder Mr. Jose augusto dos Santos decided to move his company and increase its capacity in ship supplying and thus in March 04th, a new company was formed with two new partners Mr. Jose Bras and Mr. Jose Carlos Perez Santos. The company took on the name of J.A. Santos - Fornecedores Navais, Lda. This company is still strongly implanted in the ship supply in Lisbon - Oporto - Leixoes - Setubal - Portimao - Funchal - Madeira - Shipyard Dry Dock.
Due to his strong business spirit and not letting his dab luck get the better of him Jose Augusto dos Santos reopened his business at the beginning of 1975 in Lisbon, close to the river Tagus in the Cais do Sodre area, where most of the shipping companies had their headquarters, this is where the company still has its head office today. Jose Augusto dos Santos friendship and honesty was not forgotten by the various clients who had worked with him in the past for this reason it was not difficult for the company to re-open its doors in Portugal.
Is was at the end of this year that the Jose Augusto dos Santos acknowledged the fact that the company could no longer supply the vessels with products that these required and this, together with the political revolution which occurred on April 25th in Portugal, lead to very profound alterations in both his private and business life whereby he had to abandon his business and home in Luanda.
After 4 years of being in business and due to the ever growing demand for His services, Mr. Jose Augusto dos Santos found the necessary to change his company's headquarters and thus the company moved to large offices with a warehouse which housed a freeze compartments. Amongst the company's largest clients were the Spanish fishing fleet, petroleum platforms, the US and British Navy fleets, as well as various cargo companies whose vessels called at the ports of Angola and Mozambique.
As the years went by Mr. Jose Augusto dos Santos found the need to expand the number of workers, as the demand for his services were very high, this was not only due to his reputation in the market but also due to the friendships which he created with the Captains, Officers, Ship Owners and Ship Port Agents. For him the friendship and honesty were always the dominating force behind his commercial dealing, a quality which he was able to pass on to his staff.
It was in the during this year and after having completed his military service in the old Portuguese Colonies of India and Angola that the founding partner Mr. Jose Augusto dos Santos, opened his small Ship Chandlers company in the Bay of Luanda, Capital of angola using his own name "JOSE AUGUSTO SANTOS"
J. A. SANTOS - Fornecedores Navais, Lda. General Ship Supplier - Shipchandlers
Adress: Rua José Luis Monteiro, Nº 11 Loja M - 1950-162 Lisboa - Portugal
Phone: [+ 351] 21 342 3867 / [+ 351] 21 347 4254
FAX: [+ 351] 21 347 7352
Cell/Mobile: [+ 351] 91 970 3967
Cell/Mobile: [+ 351] 91 215 2250
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