The Vision:

... is to continue our ascent and reach the top by the year 2020

The Mission: to provide the best of services to our Principals as well as to our Partners.

The Core Values:

are summed up in our availability and speed in performing tasks.


UK Agency:

    Opaal Agency

    Managing Director: Parvin Ali OBE
    116 St Peter’s Road
    LE2 1DE
    United Kingdom

    Tel: 00 44 (0) 845 331 2373
    Fax: 00 44 (0) 870 005 2608

Our History:

CTR Sarl is a young, dynamic and an accredited licensed ship agents and customs brokerage agency headquartered in Lomé (Republic of Togo) with branch offices in Cotonou (Republic of Benin) & Tema (Republic of Ghana).

It all begun on November 11, 2009 in Cotonou when Mr Etienne GNAVO decided to create a shipping agency to meet the overwhelming demands on the local market, more requirements came in as the industry was facing piracy attacks in Benin waters thus leading to ship owners and charterers’ decision to move all tankers to Togo waters in order to secure both crew and vessels. Lomé port branch office which existed had to be opened for activities to respond to the needs of ship owners and thus in September 2011 all measures were adopted to re-activate services with a first operation relating to crew change for MT ENERGIZER that moored in Lomé port on October 15, 2011.

CTR Sarl has today evolved into an internationally independent enterprise specializing in the tanker agency business. Operating exclusively as agents for Crude Oil and Product Tankers, Gas and Chemical Carriers, CTR Sarl provides a professional service meeting the needs of this specific field and is proud to name several major international companies, traders and ship owners as regular clients. The well-being of vessels entrusted into our care is of primary concern at all times mostly when safety and crew security are concerned.

All offices within the CTR Group operate independently and each port is manned by competent and experienced teams providing technical and administrative support round the clock. While the port of Lomé remains the Head Office, the rest of West Africa is served by branch offices based in the main ports of Tema and Cotonou. CTR Sarl has developed and continues to develop as a powerful force within this specialized field. Time and experience have demonstrated that quality and reliability of service, combined with a competitive tariff structure, readily satisfies the high standards.

We consider ourselves as a reliable, competent and innovative partner offering efficient services to our clients globally. CTR Sarl operates through a tightly woven network of reliable agents worldwide. Our dedicated team possesses unique mix of expertise in marine transportation and ship agency, a broad range of professional qualifications and practical hands-on abilities. We strive to make a difference in close cooperation with our clients and business associates in as far as chandelling, garbage collection and relative services such as spare parts delivery to vessels are concerned. We pride ourselves of having a flat, fast and flexible organization enabling us to offer our clients clear timely solution with a personal touch at a most competitive rate. "My word is my bond" used to be a well-known concept in shipping but in CTR Sarl it’s a key element to our success as a trustworthy business partner demanded by prominent and less well-known operators alike.