Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, will open a new office in Bangkok on 1 March. The opening of the ISS Thailand office, with newly recruited management and staff, follows the ending of a franchise agreement between ISS and ISS Thoresen Agencies.
The new team is drawn from large international shipping agencies and their experience encompasses all vessel and cargo types in all major Thai ports. They will be led by general manager, Thaveesak Chowchankit, who joins ISS from the Bangkok Shipowners & Agents Association. The operations manager is Capt. Sunchai Sanguanpao, who since coming ashore in 1997, had worked for ISS Thoresen for over a decade.
Tony Brazenor, regional operations manager of ISS Asia Pacific, said: “Following a period in which we have relied exclusively on partnership and franchise arrangements in Thailand, the opening of a well-staffed Bangkok office marks a real commitment to shipowners using Thai ports.”
Inchcape Shipping Services is the world's leading maritime services provider. With over 260 proprietary offices in 63 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