ISS and Maersk Line add direct calls to Madang and Wewak in Papua New Guinea

Containers, Liner Shipping and Trade, Logistics, Ship Agencies — By on March 16, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, and Maersk Line has expanded their coverage in Papua New Guinea by adding new ports of call in Madang and Wewak. Both ports complement the existing coverage provided at Port Moresby and Lae.    

MCC Sandiwa was the first container ship to be welcomed by Madang and Wewak. The vessel, with a capacity of 1,118 TEU, made her inaugural port call into Madang on Tuesday 7 March, before making a direct visit to Wewak two days later. Captain Jay Sedan and his crew treated guests to tours around the vessel at both ports, to celebrate the new port calls.

“Papua New Guinea is an important market to Maersk Line and we are committed to offering local businesses competitive and reliable connections to markets around the world. With our latest service enhancement, we look forward to offering PNG shippers vastly improved export transit times, reduced 3rd party damage risk and an overall simplified product to deliver faster and more accurate documentation and invoices,” says Maersk Line Owners Representative Craig Lyon.

Chris Williams, ISS General Manager – Papua New Guinea adds: “We are delighted to expand our coverage in Papua New Guinea with the addition of port calls to Madang and Wewak. This will give customers in the region an opportunity to experience the quality and expertise of our port agency service, and benefit from the strength of our global network.”

About Inchcape Shipping Services

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 70 countries and a 4000-strong workforce the company’s diverse global customer base 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, information and data as well as a range of associated maritime services and innovative voyage-management technology. The company additionally offers a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics, port hub agency management and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions.

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