Stolt-Nielsen, ISS Ink South African Port Agency Deal
Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has won a new contract with Oslo-listed shipowner Stolt-Nielsen Limited for port agency in South Africa.
Under the agency agreement, ISS South Africa would handle the port calls of Stolt Tankers at Durban, Richards Bay, Cape Town and Mosel Bay, ISS said.
The company added that ISS South Africa is helping to ensure quick vessel turnaround at the ports, along with port accounting, dispatching of cargo documents and full port call management control.
ISS is also providing full cost control, financial visibility and performance information to Stolt Tankers.
According to Tim Whitmore, ISS Key Account Manager, Liquid & Gas Specialist, the scope of services for Stolt-Nielsen includes three-times-a-day reporting, frequent visits to vessels, problem solving, and assistance to principals and Masters.
Last week, ISS has also signed an agreement with Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S for crew logistics and husbandry services. Within the contract, ISS will co-ordinate over 2,800 crew changes per year across 32 vessels worldwide, as well as husbandry and disbursement account processing.