ISS to support Petrobras expansion in Central America and the Caribbean

inchcapelogoInchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has had its port agency and tanker husbandry services contract significantly enlarged by Petrobras.

The Brazilian government-owned energy giant, which already uses ISS in Brazil, Chile, USA, Asia Pacific and China, has now requested that ISS support its expansion to 17 new port call locations in Central America and the Caribbean.

ISS will handle Petrobras’ crude, clean products and LNG tankers, ensuring fast and safe turnaround of vessels in port or at terminals, ensuring all permits and clearances are in place and correct and issuance of cargo documentation.

Jaime Otero, Executive Vice President Central and South America Operations, ISS, said: “ISS has become Petrobras’ trusted service delivery partner and we’re pleased to be able to utilise our extensive global network to their benefit.”

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 66 countries, and a workforce of over 3,800, the company’s diverse global customer base now 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, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides 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.

The locations added are as follows:

Central America : Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama

Caribbean: Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire.

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