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ISS Palumbo opens new UK offices as first step in global expansion

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John Walker

John Walker

ISS Palumbo has opened new offices in the UK marking the first step in its global expansion plans following its formation as a strategic partnership between Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and offshore project logistics and freight forwarding specialists, Palumbo S.P.A.

Based in London, the new UK offices will further expand ISS Palumbo’s project logistics across the group and build on its vision to deliver a unique global combination of agency, project logistics and freight forwarding solutions to customers in the expanding offshore oil and gas energy sector.

ISS Palumbo is aiming to open five new offices worldwide within the next three years. In addition to the new UK offices, the company is also reviewing options for the US, UAE and South America.

The new offices will have commercial and operational capability and be responsible for managing existing and future projects, as well as winning new business in the UK and internationally.

New employees have already been recruited for the London office including John Walker, Vice President Marketing and Sales; Kenneth Brandom, Project Manager; and  Nick Harsant, Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales who will be based in London but undertaking a global role.

Nick Harsant

Nick Harsant

Says Filippo Palumbo, Senior Vice President Offshore Solutions ISS: “We are very pleased to open our new UK offices just three months after creating our strategic partnership. This is a significant milestone in our global expansions for the company as we develop our project logistics capabilities further across the business.”

ISS Palumbo already has offices in Livorno, San Donato, Milanese in Italy and Egypt. The new UK offices are based at 65 London Wall, London.www.iss-palumbo.com/en/palumbo-group/history.htm


ISS Palumbo is a fully integrated division of Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading maritime services provider. With 289 proprietary offices in 65 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 750, 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

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