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Dabakh Marine Services, Senegal joined GSAN

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) is pleased to announce that Dabakh Marine Services of Senegal has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member. Dabakh serves the ports of Dakar, Kaolack, Lyndiane, M'Bao Oil Terminal and Ziguinchor, Senegal. Dabakh Marine Services is a professional forwarding and port logistics agency with a wide range of activities on all port operations. It's head office is based in Dakar, Senegal and i

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) is pleased to announce that Dabakh Marine Services of Senegal has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member. Dabakh serves the ports of Dakar, Kaolack, Lyndiane, M'Bao Oil Terminal and Ziguinchor, Senegal. Dabakh Marine Services is a professional forwarding and port logistics agency with a wide range of activities on all port operations. It's head office is based in Dakar, Senegal and is managed by highly qualified and dedicated staff with many years of experience in the field of transport, consignment and logistics. Dabakh Marine Services was founded in 2016 by mr. Aliou Gaye who has a long and rich experience in the multifaceted maritime sphere in Senegal and abroad. All personnel at Dabakh is fully committed to be your partner and optimize operations to make them more profitable by bringing in the local touch and vital expertise. They do this for all their principals whether being owners, operators, traders or charterers.Dabakh is ready to take on new challenges and fulfill all commitments on time with full enthusiasm and energy to keep moving forward. Key contact is Mr. Aliou Gaye, CEO. Additional information can be found on their GSAN Member Profile or their website: http://www.dabakhmarinesservices.com Please join GSAN in welcoming Dabakh Marine Services to our network and please liaise with them to develop mutual beneficial business.

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2020-11-26
Tarptautines Logistikos Centras of Lithuania has joined GSAN

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) is pleased to announce that Tarptautines Logistikos Centras of Lithuania has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.Tarptautines Logistikos Centras (TLC), is a leading logistics and freight forwarding company located in Klaipeda sea port territory, Lithuania. TLC started their business in 2008 and is part of "Klaipeda terminal group". Their servic

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) is pleased to announce that Tarptautines Logistikos Centras of Lithuania has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.Tarptautines Logistikos Centras (TLC), is a leading logistics and freight forwarding company located in Klaipeda sea port territory, Lithuania. TLC started their business in 2008 and is part of "Klaipeda terminal group". Their services have no country borders, and they work worldwide.Ship agency: TLC guarantee high-quality reception of all kinds of vessels and full service in Klaipeda port. Their strength is fast reaction to clients needs and very good relationships with port authority.Ship chartering: TLC can mediate in chartering of ships for various cargo.Container chartering: TLC can mediate in chartering containers for various cargo and containers to preferred places of the world by sea, truck or rail. Freight forwarding. Transportation by rail. All customs services.Key contact is Mr. Justas Kairys, CEO. Additional information can be found on their GSAN Member Profile or their website: https://www.tlclogistics.lt/en/Please join GSAN in welcoming Tarptautines Logistikos Centras to our network and please liaise with them to develop mutual beneficial business.

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2020-08-27
T.B.O. Shipping & Logistics Ltd, Trinidad and Tobago joined GSAN

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) is pleased to announce that T.B.O. Shipping & Logistics Services Ltd of Trinidad and Tobago has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves the ports of Chagauramas, Point Lisas and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. T.B.O. Shipping & Logistics Services Ltd is a locally-based company in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Their expertise extends from Ship Agenc

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) is pleased to announce that T.B.O. Shipping & Logistics Services Ltd of Trinidad and Tobago has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves the ports of Chagauramas, Point Lisas and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. T.B.O. Shipping & Logistics Services Ltd is a locally-based company in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Their expertise extends from Ship Agency, Marine Logistics and Freight Forwarding Services to the Maritime and Offshore Industry. T.B.O. understand that it is their responsibility to safeguard the client's interest and ensure that their assigned representatives are in attendance 24hrs to fulfill the vessel's requirements during its port call in Trinidad and Tobago. T.B.O. provides efficient Ship Agency, Husbandry Services which exceeds client expectation. The key contact is Mr. Timor Bruno Olivieri, Managing Director. Additional information can be found on their GSAN Member Profile or their website: http://www.tboshippinglogistics.com Please join GSAN in welcoming T.B.O. Shipping & Logistics Services Ltd to our network and please liaise with them to develop mutual beneficial business.

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2020-07-01
First Global Logistics, Egypt joined GSAN

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) is pleased to announce that First Global Logistics of Egypt has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves the ports of Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt. First Global Logistics is one of the leading shipping & logistics companies in Egypt. It's a family business where now the second generation is running the company successfully with more than 25 years experience in the field. T

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) is pleased to announce that First Global Logistics of Egypt has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves the ports of Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt. First Global Logistics is one of the leading shipping & logistics companies in Egypt. It's a family business where now the second generation is running the company successfully with more than 25 years experience in the field. They have a network of own offices in Alexandria & in Port Said to cover the Egyptian territories. First Global Logistics is specialized in the over-sized cargo and Project for Oil & Gas. The key contacts are Mr. Khaled Sabry, Chairman and Mr. Mazen Sabry, Business Development Manager. Additional information can be found on their GSAN Member Profile or their website: www.firstgloballogistics.com Please join GSAN in welcoming First Global Logistics to our network and please liaise with them to develop mutual beneficial business.

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2020-04-02
'Ship agents must reinvent themselves, or they won't survive'

Ship agents will need to reinvent themselves as information providers to shipping lines, if they are to survive in a rapidly changing industry. On the sidelines of last week’s TOC Americas Container Supply Chain event in Cartagena, Matthew Tayler chief executive of Chile-headquartered ship agency Empresas Taylor, told The Loadstar the ship agency business was in danger of extinction unless it radically overhauled itself.  “The t

Ship agents will need to reinvent themselves as information providers to shipping lines, if they are to survive in a rapidly changing industry. On the sidelines of last week’s TOC Americas Container Supply Chain event in Cartagena, Matthew Tayler chief executive of Chile-headquartered ship agency Empresas Taylor, told The Loadstar the ship agency business was in danger of extinction unless it radically overhauled itself.  “The traditional ship agency business model is dying. Ship agents have to adapt if they are to survive and that means changing the business model,” he said. In speech to delegates at TOC he said the ship agent of the future should focus on four key aspects of their relationship with shipping lines.  “We must work as a ‘scaling agent’ – shipping lines are global players, so how do they scale down to understand what a local market needs? Shipping agents can provide the answers to this.  “At the same time, complexity has increased dramatically and agents need to manage this complexity and translate the data exchanges into how they relate to local realities.  “Thirdly, the agent should become a facilitator between demand and supply, and the dynamics behind these are very variable so we believe the agent should be able to come up with lots of answers for the lines.  “And beyond that, we need to produce more information about the market. We are being exposed to hundreds of thousands of data sets, and we need to develop models to understand what lies behind the raw data.” He said Empresas Taylor had teamed up with a university in Chile to develop a system for predictive logistics and was now establishing a Maritime Logistics Research Centre to support this work.  Mr Taylor told The Loadstar it had opened service centres in Chile and Bolivia to process the increasingly large data sets, and these centres were making “far more money” than his traditional ship agency business of handling vessel calls, and at the beginning of the year the company had hired its first data scientist to support this. Extracted from article by Gavin van Marle of The Loadstar

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2019-12-14
GSAN launchs a new-look for its website

GSAN is pleased to announce the launch of its new-look website at www.go2GSAN.com.   GSAN has also taken this opportunity to do a complete re-write of its back-end scripts to allow faster access for our users and many new features for our GSAN Members to use.  GSAN Management would like to take this opportunity to thank the talented webmasters and graphic designers who have made this possible.

GSAN is pleased to announce the launch of its new-look website at www.go2GSAN.com.   GSAN has also taken this opportunity to do a complete re-write of its back-end scripts to allow faster access for our users and many new features for our GSAN Members to use.  GSAN Management would like to take this opportunity to thank the talented webmasters and graphic designers who have made this possible.

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2019-12-11
ITIC reminds agents to beware of bankruptcies

ITIC , the International Transport Intermediaries Club, is seeing an increasing number of ship agents becoming exposed to the fall-out from the bankruptcy of their principal. In the normal course of business, the ship agent will settle a range of suppliers’ invoices on behalf of the principal and then recover these costs from the principal once the port call is complete. However, if the principal enters bankruptcy, trustees are increasingl

ITIC , the International Transport Intermediaries Club, is seeing an increasing number of ship agents becoming exposed to the fall-out from the bankruptcy of their principal. In the normal course of business, the ship agent will settle a range of suppliers’ invoices on behalf of the principal and then recover these costs from the principal once the port call is complete. However, if the principal enters bankruptcy, trustees are increasingly demanding that agents re-pay these fees leaving the agent severely out-of-pocket. ITIC doesn’t cover the amounts at stake but it does cover associated legal costs. Jurisdictions differ, but most say that payments made in the usual course of business and on usual terms cannot be recovered by the trustee in bankruptcy. In one particular case, ITIC was asked to assist a global ship agency where a claim of US$107,000 was being made against its African office and US$70,000 against its Europe office. ITIC engaged a lawyer who successfully argued that the disbursements paid to the African office were in the normal course of business and so did not have to be returned. In Europe, however, there had been a considerable delay in the ship agent invoicing for its disbursements and the paperwork had only been submitted shortly before the bankruptcy proceedings. This led to considerable negotiation which concluded with the ship agent having to return just US$12,000 to settle the matter. ITIC covered the cost of the lawyer.  ITIC urges ship agents to beware of the issues surrounding the possible bankruptcy of their principals and encourage invoices for disbursements to be submitted as soon as possible.

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2019-11-18
Sabay Shipping of Turkey joins GSAN

GSAN is pleased to announce that Sabay Shipping Co. Ltd. of Turkey has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves the ports of Iskenderun and Istanbul, Turkey.  Sabay Shipping was established in 1984 and acts as ship agent and broker from their home port Iskenderun. Over the years the company opened branches in Mersin (1987), Istanbul (1998), Izmir (2002) and Izmit (2004) reflecting a stable and successful growth

GSAN is pleased to announce that Sabay Shipping Co. Ltd. of Turkey has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves the ports of Iskenderun and Istanbul, Turkey.  Sabay Shipping was established in 1984 and acts as ship agent and broker from their home port Iskenderun. Over the years the company opened branches in Mersin (1987), Istanbul (1998), Izmir (2002) and Izmit (2004) reflecting a stable and successful growth of their business.  The core business was serving world wide known ship owners and managers, which is still an important part of the activities, but today they also maintain close relation with Charterers.  Sabay nowadays concentrates on dealing with a wide range of dry cargoes including steels, fertilizers and project cargoes both as ship agent and broker.  The key contacts are Mr. Bulent Aymen, CEO and Mr. Yusuf Yuncu, Agency Manager.   Additional information can be found on their GSAN Member Profile or their website: www.sabayshipping.comPlease join GSAN in welcoming Sabay Shipping Co. Ltd. to our network and please liaise with them to develop mutual beneficial business.

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2018-11-27
Gulf Harbor Shipping LLC, USA joined GSAN

GSAN is pleased to announce that Gulf Harbor Shipping L.L.C. of United States of America has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member to serve eleven ports within the USG andUSEC area. Gulf Harbor Shipping L.L.C. is a progressive shipping agency focused on customer service with a unique approach to port representation. It was formed in 2001 in New Orleans by seasoned executivesthat today remain active in day-to-day operations

GSAN is pleased to announce that Gulf Harbor Shipping L.L.C. of United States of America has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member to serve eleven ports within the USG andUSEC area. Gulf Harbor Shipping L.L.C. is a progressive shipping agency focused on customer service with a unique approach to port representation. It was formed in 2001 in New Orleans by seasoned executivesthat today remain active in day-to-day operations. Drawing from years of handson experience in the shipping agency, the staff of Gulf Harbor is well-versed in operations, agency accounting, and management requirements. This balance of knowledge provides for the delivery of superior agency representation. Just like GSAN is Gulf Harbor focused on our trade; shipping agency. No hidden alliances or smoke and mirror perceptions. The commitment to the industry is reflected in the quality of service offered and ultimately the continuous support of customers world wide resulting in smooth voyages. The Key Contacts are Marshall Adams, Sales and Marketing Manager and David Kerns, Operations Manager. Additional information can be found on their Member Profile or their website: http://www.gulfharbor.comPlease join GSAN in welcoming Gulf Harbor Shipping L.L.C. to our network and please liaise with them to develop mutual beneficial business.

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2018-08-29
James Mackintosh and Company Pvt. Ltd., India joins GSAN

GSAN is pleased to announce that James Mackintosh and Company Pvt. Ltd. of India has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves seventeen ports across the Indian coast. James Mackintosh and Company Pvt. Ltd started their operations in Bombay in the year 1854 and was subsequently registered as a Private Ltd company in the year 1946. Over the years the company developed offices at several locations on the east and west

GSAN is pleased to announce that James Mackintosh and Company Pvt. Ltd. of India has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member and serves seventeen ports across the Indian coast. James Mackintosh and Company Pvt. Ltd started their operations in Bombay in the year 1854 and was subsequently registered as a Private Ltd company in the year 1946. Over the years the company developed offices at several locations on the east and west coast of India,manned by competent personnel. James Mackintosh is well known in shipping circles in India with good relations with port and customs authorities. The Company also functions as P&I correspondents for many major IG group clubs and fixed premium underwriters. James Mackintosh Agency Division represents Ship Owners, Managers, Operators and Charterers from across the world and provide 24 -hour assistance and information on all aspects of cargo operations, repairs, surveys and bunkering. GSAN is proud to add another quality company under our agency network and with James Mackintosh’s presence at all major Indian ports it enables us to provide clients with the same level of professional expertise. The key contacts are Cdr Sanjiv Deoras, Sr. Vice President and Cecil Thomas, Sr. Manager. Additional information can be found on their GSAN Member Profile or their website: www.jamesmackintosh.com Please join GSAN in welcoming James Mackintosh and Company Pvt. Ltd. to our network and please liaise with them to develop mutual beneficial business.  

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2018-08-09
Emcar Ltd - Shipping Dept of Mauritius becomes GSAN member

GSAN is pleased to announce that Emcar Ltd - Shipping Dept of Mauritius has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member to serve Port Louis, Mauritius. In 1970, Emcar Ltd expanded its activities in the Shipping business, to include the export of commodities, mainly sugar and molasses. Since then, they have accumulated almost forty years worth of solid experience in the Shipping trade, from acting as an agent for liner vessels an

GSAN is pleased to announce that Emcar Ltd - Shipping Dept of Mauritius has joined our Global Ship Agencies Network as its latest member to serve Port Louis, Mauritius. In 1970, Emcar Ltd expanded its activities in the Shipping business, to include the export of commodities, mainly sugar and molasses. Since then, they have accumulated almost forty years worth of solid experience in the Shipping trade, from acting as an agent for liner vessels and bulk carriers, to handling Bulk Coal, Sugar shipments and tankers. Emcar's major asset are the people, who spare no effort to satisfy customers’ needs. Emcar's expertise – acquired both on-the-job and through academic training – is what gives Emcar its competitive edge. Emcar Ltd offers you services as Port Agent in Port Louis, Mauritius. They are situated near the port and ensure efficient Port services in the wake of a vision: “The strategic location of Mauritius, Midway between Asia, Africa and Australia makes Mauritius the ideal hub of the Indian Ocean for International Trade”.  The Key Contacts are Finck Gaetan, Shipping Manager & Charles Lam-I-Song, Head of Operation Department. Additional information can be found on their Member Profile or their website: http://shipping.emcar.mu Please join GSAN in welcoming Emcar Ltd to our network. Please work with them to develop mutual business.

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2018-06-04
McLarens Logistics Limited of Sri Lanka added new ports.

GSAN is pleased to announce that messrs McLarens Logistics Limited has added new ports to their services in Sri Lanka. McLarens Logistics is a fully fledged Shipping and Freight Forwarding Company providing an array of services which include; International Freight Forwarding, NVOCC Agency (Dry, Reefer, Special & ISO Tank Containers), Liner Agency Services (Containerized, Break Bulk, Ro-Ro etc.,) Supply of Bunkers, Arrangement of Surveys, Crew Ch

GSAN is pleased to announce that messrs McLarens Logistics Limited has added new ports to their services in Sri Lanka. McLarens Logistics is a fully fledged Shipping and Freight Forwarding Company providing an array of services which include; International Freight Forwarding, NVOCC Agency (Dry, Reefer, Special & ISO Tank Containers), Liner Agency Services (Containerized, Break Bulk, Ro-Ro etc.,) Supply of Bunkers, Arrangement of Surveys, Crew Change, Ship Supply Services etc. The Key Contact is Dumindha Saman, Commercial Manager of McLarens. Additional information can be found on their Member Profile or their website at: www.mclarenslogistics.lk Please join GSAN in welcoming McLarens extending their services in Sri Lanka. Please work with them to develop mutual business.

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2018-05-22
Interport Ship Agents Ltd of Bangladesh becomes GSAN member

GSAN is pleased to announce that Interport Ship Agents Ltd (ISAL) of Bangladesh has joined our growing and dynamic Global Ship Agencies Network. Since 2001 Interport Ship Agents Ltd (ISAL) provides an extensive range of services to ship owners and operators in both tramp and liner shipping sectors, as well as ship management companies and charterers. Interport offers comprehensive range of agency services, tailor-made for today's liner and tramp

GSAN is pleased to announce that Interport Ship Agents Ltd (ISAL) of Bangladesh has joined our growing and dynamic Global Ship Agencies Network. Since 2001 Interport Ship Agents Ltd (ISAL) provides an extensive range of services to ship owners and operators in both tramp and liner shipping sectors, as well as ship management companies and charterers. Interport offers comprehensive range of agency services, tailor-made for today's liner and tramp vessels calling at the Bangladeshi ports of Chittagong and Mongla. These services cover both ship husbandry and cargo services involving bulk, containers, RoRo, break bulk, LPG, project and heavy lift cargoes.Interport is also working as an International Freight Forwarder incl. LCL consolidation and NVOCC. Last but not least, Interport is also correspondent for a number of the International Group P&I Clubs and able to assists with claims or problems, which may be of concern to the P&I Clubs and their Members. The Key Contact is Syed Golam Gous Waheed, Director Sales. Additional information can be found on their Member Profile or their website at: www.interport.org Please join GSAN in welcoming Interport to GSAN. Please work with them to develop mutual business.

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2018-05-23
GSAN invites you to join Bimco webinar on new FONASBA General Agency Agreement

"GSAN invites you to join Bimco webinar on new FONASBA General Agency Agreement" Dear Sir/Madam, We herewith invite you to join the free Bimco webinar on Thursday 5 April at 9.00 CET (10.00 CEST) to hear about the newly published BIMCO/FONASBA General Agency Agreement. Agency appointments are often agreed over the phone or by email. But with ship operations becoming ever more complex, there is a growing need for a standard agreement that clea

"GSAN invites you to join Bimco webinar on new FONASBA General Agency Agreement" Dear Sir/Madam, We herewith invite you to join the free Bimco webinar on Thursday 5 April at 9.00 CET (10.00 CEST) to hear about the newly published BIMCO/FONASBA General Agency Agreement. Agency appointments are often agreed over the phone or by email. But with ship operations becoming ever more complex, there is a growing need for a standard agreement that clearly sets out the services to be performed by the agents and the liabilities and responsibilities of both parties. A panel will discuss the new agreement and explain why agents and their principals would benefit from using it: John Foord - FONASBA President Han van Blanken - BIMCO Documentary Committee member & GSAN Executive Director Luis Bernat – Danish Shipbrokers Association & Chaiman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Branch in Denmark Sign up to watch this free webinar. UPDATE: the webinar can be viewed on YouTube via following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56NCZzUHh6k&feature=youtu.be Viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel in advance. Send your questions to contracts@bimco.org. The General Agency Agreement can be found on the  found on the BIMCO website. We are available to answer any questions that you may have. Yours sincerely,Han van Blanken

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2018-03-27
GSAN welcomes new members Mr. Han van Blanken & Mr. Evert Hoogwerf in the GSAN Board of Directors

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) welcomes new members Mr. Han van Blanken & Mr. Evert Hoogwerf in the GSAN Board of Directors :  Dear GSAN Family:We are pleased to announce that Mr. Han van Blanken & Mr. Evert Hoogwerf have joined the management team of GSAN in order to strengthen our organization and develop our network further.They have a solid background within the shipping community and a large network within various market segments. Han

Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) welcomes new members Mr. Han van Blanken & Mr. Evert Hoogwerf in the GSAN Board of Directors :  Dear GSAN Family:We are pleased to announce that Mr. Han van Blanken & Mr. Evert Hoogwerf have joined the management team of GSAN in order to strengthen our organization and develop our network further.They have a solid background within the shipping community and a large network within various market segments. Han was chairman of the BIMCO Documentary Committee subgroup which drafted the new Agency Appointment Agreement document and the new General Agency Agreement document together with FONASBA.With the arrival of our new team members we believe that we will be in a better position to further upgrade and promote the GSAN network and increase our world wide coverage.Please extend your usual courtesy and extend a big welcome to Han & Evert. The Contact details can be found on GSAN Contact page.

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2018-02-22
GSAN welcomes McLarens Logistics Limited of Sri Lanka as its latest member.

November 26, 2017:  GSAN welcomes McLarens Logistics Limited of Sri Lanka as its latest member. McLarens Logistics is a fully fledged Shipping and Freight Forwarding Company providing an array of services which include; International Freight Forwarding, NVOCC Agency (Dry, Reefer, Special, & ISO Tank Containers), Liner Agency Services (Containerized, Break Bulk, Ro-Ro etc.,) Supply of Bunkers, Arrangement of Surveys, Crew Change, Ship Supply Serv

November 26, 2017:  GSAN welcomes McLarens Logistics Limited of Sri Lanka as its latest member. McLarens Logistics is a fully fledged Shipping and Freight Forwarding Company providing an array of services which include; International Freight Forwarding, NVOCC Agency (Dry, Reefer, Special, & ISO Tank Containers), Liner Agency Services (Containerized, Break Bulk, Ro-Ro etc.,) Supply of Bunkers, Arrangement of Surveys, Crew Change, Ship Supply Services etc.  Their website is: www.mclarenslogistics.lk

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2017-11-26