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Inchcape Shipping Services launches Saudi operations

Thursday, 23 February 2012 | 11:00
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) yesterday announced the launch of new operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In creating the new entity, ISS has signed a joint venture agreement (JV) with Al Bakri Group, one of Saudi Arabia’s most respected organisations.
The JV, known as ISS Saudi Arabia, will provide customers with marine, cargo and government services as well as survey and liner agency. ISS Saudi Arabia will also operate launch services off Rastanura.
Headquartered in Jeddah, ISS Saudi Arabia has offices in Yanbu, Rabigh, Jubail, Rastanura, Ras Al Khafji and Dammam.
Rohan D’Souza, who has over 15 year’s port agency experience, has been appointed as ISS Saudi Arabia port manager.
D’Souza has been transferred from ISS Qatar, where he was the Marine and Government Services Operations Manager for several years.
Commenting on the launch, Flemming Jensen, senior regional vice president for Middle East and India, said: “The launch of our new operations in Saudi Arabia represents the commitment we have made to our customers.”
"Our vision is for ISS Saudi Arabia to become a market leader for maritime and cargo services within the region. I am confident that with our global expertise and experience, combined with our local knowledge and understanding of the region, ISS Saudi Arabia will go from strength to strength.”
Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Middle East and has significantly boosted its foreign reserves over the past years - projected to reach US$440 billion (1.65 trillion riyals) by the end of 2011 according to the Central Bank.
Source: Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS)
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