Inchcape Shipping Services opens in Pakistan

inchcapelogo1Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has opened its first offices in Pakistan.

ISS Pakistan is based in Karachi, while two regional offices have also opened in Faisalabad and Lahore.  The new offices will extend ISS’ service offering in the region and across its global network to both new and existing customers.

Karachi is Pakistan’s main maritime hub and the key entry and exit port for goods.  Faisalabad and Lahore are also key economic centres in the country, with Faisalabad a main industrial and agricultural centre for export, and Lahore an important economic, transportation and import hub.

ISS Pakistan is offering a full range of marine agency services including marine solutions, third party liner agency services and vessel husbandry.

Says Chris Stone, Executive Vice President, Middle East, India & Africa: “Pakistan is an important emerging market with its growing population, rising GDP and increasing trade with China.  The country not only offers great commercial opportunities, but also the chance to provide all ISS customers in Pakistan with the highest standards and transparency in ethical, legal and HSSE compliance through our global network. It is a great development for ISS in its efforts to serve its customers safely and consistently, wherever they are in the world.”

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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