Inchcape Shipping Services, a leading independent maritime and supply chain solution provider, has been awarded a major three year contract with the United Nations to supply food and bottled water to thousands of AMISOM troops in Somalia.
The UN chose ISS as the preferred provider to deliver its food rations to the 12, 000 troops currently deployed by AMISOM (The African Union Mission in Somalia). AMISOM conducts peace support operations to stabilise the country and is a regional peacekeeping mission approved by the United Nations.
On signing the contract at the UN Building in New York, Jesper Steenbuch, Executive Vice President for ISS Supply Chain Solutions, said: “This award signifies ISS’ continued expansion into supply chain management and is a major milestone directly in line with our overall business strategy. It enables ISS to demonstrate our ability to provide value-added solutions to an even greater pool of clients.”
Added Neil Cheadle, Senior Vice President ISS Government Services: “This contract award showcases our capabilities to other Governments and NGOs in need of a company capable of managing complex supply chain projects in the toughest of environments. Our services include supply chain management, warehouse management, procurement, camp facilities management and inland distribution.”
The contract will be operated by a dedicated ISS project team with the first delivery of food rations scheduled in October.
Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 280 proprietary offices in 65 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 700, 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, 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