Inchcape Shipping Services supports offshore operations off the Southern Coast of Africa
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has secured a further significant nomination from one of their key accounts to support their operations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Building on other recent successes in the region, ISS is pleased to announce commencement last month of an offshore logistics and support contract for Norwegian-based Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS).
Under the 5 month contract, ISS will support a seismic survey project to map oil and gas deposits off the East African coast. Coordinated from the company’s Durban office, ISS will provide PGS’s vessels with a range of services including; standard port agency, vessel husbandry, bunker calls, and freight forwarding services. Additionally, ISS will also be assisting with crew changes, arranging visa and work permit formalities, and airport transfers to and from the vessels.
PGS is a leading geophysical services company, with a global presence in over 25 countries worldwide. With a current fleet of 14 vessels, they help oil companies to find oil and gas reserves offshore.
Kevin Chaney, General Manager of ISS South Africa, said: “ISS has a growing reputation as a reliable and trusted service partner of the Offshore industry, and is strategically developing its capability on the global stage. We are honoured to be associated with this PGS project and to be providing their support services for this important exploration contract.”
Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 65 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 800, 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.
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