Inchcape Shipping Services establishes its own presence in Malta

Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services — By on March 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and cargo services provider, has now established a new office in Malta. The opening of the ISS Malta office, with newly recruited management, follows the ending of a sub agency agreement with the local firm of Thomas Smith.

Covering all ports in Malta, the new team is drawn from large international shipping agencies and their experience encompasses all vessel and cargo types. The newly appointed ISS Country Manager is Mr Ray Turban who joins ISS from a local agency firm.  With 25 years industry experience, Ray Turban’s expertise extends to all agency activities, covering all cargo commodity types, ship husbandry matters, crew logistic services, ship to ship, cruise, Liner and vessel repairs.  ISS Malta will continue to be supported by ISS Greece, which is headquartered in Piraeus.

Christos Makrialeas, Managing Director ISS Greece said: “Geographical expansion  in the Mediterranean and beyond is a key strategic objective of ISS. The opening of ISS Malta, which closely follows the opening of ISS Algeciras earlier this year, is further evidence of our commitment to provide world-class maritime and cargo services to our customers. “We are confident that ISS Malta will be a success and the same model will be followed in other countries in the Mediterranean Area.”

About Inchcape: Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 270 proprietary offices in 67 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 500, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations. ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet. Inchcape Shipping Services – A World of Local Expertise             www.iss-shipping.com For further information please contact: Nick Elliott, General Manager – Group Communications Inchcape Shipping Services T:+44 1896 820500 E:nick.elliott@iss-shipping.com

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