Mr Chris Stone, Executive Vice-President of Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), Middle East and India, on August 19 inaugurated its branch at Pandurangapuram here.
According to Exim News Service, this is the 8th office to be opened by ISS in India as part of an ongoing expansion plan and creation of a comprehensive India-wide port agency network.
This development is particularly pleasing for ISS as the company can trace its roots back 150 years in the ships agency business to Mackinnnon, Mackenzie & Company which founded its first office in 1847 in Kolkata.
ISS India resumed port agency operations in June 2005 and now has countrywide representation at all the Major Ports handling a variety of commodities and a wide cross-section of vessel types. The ISS India Head Office is situated in Mumbai with Commodore Pradeep Mishra (retd) as the Country General Manager.
ISS has been handling a variety of maritime services and offshore-related activities in Vizag via a sub-agency arrangement for the last two years.
With the opening of its own dedicated branch and a team of well-trained personnel, the company is well-equipped to offer an enhanced range of quality assured services to its clients across the industry.