Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has announced the appointment of Frank Olsen as Vice President, Ship & Crew Solutions.
Based in Oslo, Frank will drive the growth and strategic development of ISS’ Ship & Crew Solutions, a combination of traditional vessel husbandry with centralised services. Working as a leading member of the company’s global commercial team, Frank will ensure that the company’s Ship & Crew Solutions continue to deliver cost savings and value-added services to its expanding customer base. Key focus areas will be Crew Logistics Services, Owners Matters, Husbandry Services and Ship Spares Logistics.
Frank joins ISS from his previous role as Global Operations Director, Ship Agency & Maritime Logistics at Wilhelmsen Ships Service and will report to Chief Commercial Officer, Neill Tomlin.
Commenting on his appointment, Frank said: “At a time when the industry has sustained severely challenging market conditions for many years, I’m enthusiastic to be joining a company that really sets its customers’ needs and interests first.
“ISS is a company that is willing and able to change to meet current market expectations. This combined with our unique product offering and excellent global network has convinced me that I’ve joined a winning team.”
CCO Neill Tomlin added: “I’m delighted to have Frank on board. His appointment truly demonstrates our commitment to customer needs and engagement and how we are shaping our future.”
Frank has over 15 years’ experience in the maritime industry including his career in the Norwegian Navy, drilling rigs in the North Sea and worldwide trade on RORO vessels. Since going ashore as a regional port captain in the Middle East in 2007, he has held a number of senior management positions in ships agency and maritime logistics and returned to his native Norway two years ago.
ISS will exhibit at Posidonia, 6-10 June 2016 in Athens, Greece on stand 3.501.
About ISS Ship & Crew Solutions
Through a specialised Vessel Supply Chain (VSC) hub in Mumbai and its global network of offices, ISS provides a range of tailored services aimed at ship owners and managers. At the core of this offering are Integrated Crew Logistics Services, ensuring the safety and well-being of crew from home to cabin. In addition to general husbandry services and Owners Protective Agency, ISS also offers door-to-deck ship spares logistics. ISS’ Ship & Crew Solutions take an active role in realising cost savings and efficiency gains for ISS customers.
About Inchcape Shipping Services
Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 70 countries and a 4000-strong workforce 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, information and data as well as a range of associated maritime services and innovative voyage-management technology. The company additionally offers 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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