ISS appointment develops global Liner expertise

Company Profiles, Ship Agencies — By on April 14, 2014 at 8:09 AM
Chris Crookall

Chris Crookall

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Chris Crookall as Vice President, Liner. Chris will be based in the company’s Liner Division, in Dubai and will report to Eddie Filus, SVP Liner.

A graduate of Newcastle University (UK), Chris comes with over 15 years’ experience in Liner Shipping starting as a trainee with P&O Nedlloyd before transferring to Maersk Line when they purchased PONL in 2006. With overseas assignments in The Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, USA, Denmark, Mozambique and South Africa he has extensive worldwide experience.

Chris’ appointment signals ISS’ confidence in the improving global Liner market. Whether it is to support an existing client develop their business in a new location, or to expand its own geographical presence in new growth regions such as Central and South America and Africa, ISS has a strong track record in seeking out new developments throughout  the sector.

SVP Eddie Filus stated, “2014 has started well for ISS’ Liner division with a number of key expansion projects in the pipeline which will grow our Liner business in strategically targeted locations. Chris’ addition to the team will enable ISS to explore and fast-track these opportunities.”

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With some 300 proprietary offices in 66 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 800, 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.

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