Inchcape Shipping Services Expands to Guyana

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( — April 8, 2020) —

Inchcape Shipping Services recently announced the opening of its new office in Guyana. The office is located in the New Trafalgar Building in Georgetown. The office will be under the leadership of Mr. Kishan Ramoutar, who is an experienced professional in the industry. The expansion into Guyana shows the commitment and vision of Inchcape Shipping Services to the region of Central America, which has great potential for exploration and extraction of oil and gas.

The office provides the ideal platform for the Inchcape team to offer offshore services. The team is also well-equipped to provide vessel husbandry, marine survey, crew changes, and spare parts supply services. The port coverage includes New Amsterdam, Linden, Liza Destiny, and Georgetown.

Inchcape Shipping Services is one of the leading maritime solutions providers in the world. The company can trace back its roots as far back as 1847 when it was the first client of the British East India Company in Calcutta. Currently, it provides coverage for over 85% of all ports around the world.  It has over 260 offices in over 68 countries and 3000 dedicated professionals. One of the key advantages of working with Inchcape is its excellent standard of service throughout different regions of the world. There is a commitment to being transparent with the clients to foster long term relationships and build a network on the foundation of trust. Apart from shipping services, Inchcape also offers Marine Survey and Inspection services. 

As a shipping agent, Inchcape Shipping Services takes on several critical roles. It offers port services including paperwork related to immigration and vessel clearance, sourcing of spare parts and supplies, marine survey, vessel husbandry, supervision of cargo loading and unloading and ship fueling, repairing and maintenance.  In addition to shipping agent activities, Inchcape also offers liner agency services including bookings of shipping space, sale, and marketing of shipping lines, tracking of containers, haulage and more.

Frank Olsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Inchcape Shipping Services since July 2018. Before this role, he served as the COO of Inchcape Marine Services.  His prolific career includes several roles within the maritime solutions industry. Under the leadership of Frank Olsen, Inchcape has focused on increasing productivity and delivery of value. There has been great emphasis on using digital technology to better serve the clients. The real-time port-data from diverse regions of the world allows Inchcape to calibrate their services according to the needs of the client and also to empower the clients to make informed decisions.

The shipping industry is known to be very opaque, but Inchcape Shipping Services has made great strides in corporate compliance and responsible operations. Frank Olsen is a firm believer in having stringent standards, regulatory compliance and governance.  According to Frank, ship owners, operators, and charters deserve working with a professional shipping agent who can deliver on business outcomes but also work with completely transparent integrity. This approach provides the clients with improved operational efficiency, cost and time savings, sustainability and peace of mind. Frank wants Inchcape to continue with this approach as they look to continue expanding to other regions of the world.