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Newly rebranded ship services company Seven Seas is making a splash at the IMPA London 2015 marine purchasing and supply event taking place this week as part of London International Shipping Week.

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) ceo Claus Hyldager has quit, with the ship agency's cfo drafted in as interim chief.

Italian ship agency company Cambiaso & Risso Group has expanded its operations in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent by opening a new regional hub office in Dubai.

GAC has inked a five-year worldwide agency deal with BG Group for its LNG carrier fleet as well as crude oil and LPG shipments.

Cosco's ship brokerage and agency arm Cosco International Holdings saw first half net profit rise 45% to HKD190.3m ($24.6m) from HKD130.9m previously on sharp rises in commission income from ship trading agency services as market activity picked up.

Despite signs of improvement, competition remains tough throughout the Asian market, according to Neal de Roche, regional vice president Asia Pacific at Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS).

Insurance provider ITIC has warned ship agents of a series of illegal immigration scams, which risk exposing them to severe financial losses and fines.

 

Thome Group is expanding its ship agency business into the Philippines and Indonesia.

Hong Kong-headquartered Wallem has opened two new offices in South Africa to provide ship agency and logistics services for all ports in the country.

Galle, at Sri Lanka’s southern most tip, is the natural spot for ships plying the busy East-West route to effect crew and security personnel changes and replenish ship’s supplies, stores and bunkers with the assistance of Sri Lankan companies.

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