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UASC forms Asia agency jv with Jardine

UASC forms Asia agency jv with Jardine

Dubai: United Arab Shipping Company has established a joint-venture company together with its long standing agent in Asia, Jardine Shipping Services.  United Arab Shipping Agency Co (Asia) Pte Ltd - UASAC (Asia) - has been set up in Singapore will assume agency duties in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore through own entities and in China, Vietnam and the Philippines through sub-agents, as of January 1 2007. UASC has a majority shareholding.

UASC president and ceo Ken Bloch Soerensen commented: 'We are pleased to continue our more than 35 year long relationship, providing UASC with a solid platform on which to build our future growth in major markets in the Asia Pacific region.' 'We are delighted to be able to explore the opportunities of growth together,' added Terence Sit, president of Jardine Shipping Services. General manager of UASAC (Asia) is Lars Christiansen.

UASC currently operates eight weekly services from Asia connecting the Indian Sub-Continent, Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, East - and West Mediterranean, N. Europe and US East Coast, with direct calls at: Pusan, Kaohsiung, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Chiwan, Yantian, Hong Kong, Singapore and Port Kelang.

UASC is jointly owned by the six shareholding states from the Arabian Gulf: UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Qatar, and Kuwait. [14/12/06]

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