Torben Reinhard and Lars Steen Rasmussen, partners in WeShip join Intermarine’s commercial team as part of the deal.
“Intermarine and WeShip have already partnered successfully for over a year now in the Asia-Pacific trade, and we are very excited to combine our organisations to jointly grow the Intermarine presence in Asia and Europe,” said Svend Andersen, CEO of Intermarine
Since its relaunch in 2020, Intermarine has successfully developed its business within breakbulk and multipurpose shipping, having grown its fleet from six vessels in late 2020 to 25 in 2022.
In 2021, Intermarine opened its second office outside the US in Sao Paulo, Brazil, followed by the establishment of a European base in Odense, Denmark in early 2022.
Under the combined setup, Intermarine will represent all cargo chartering activities, whereas the WeShip brand will continue as representation for port agency and logistic services in Thailand and neighboring countries.
“Our journey with WeShip has been incredible, but we could also see that the opportunities with Intermarine would be far greater than what we could built up ourselves. We have a strong network of clients and contacts throughout Asia and adding a quality product like Intermarine will only propel our presence in the region. I am truly looking forward to being part of the Intermarine team and to collaborating with colleagues in the broader SAL Heavy Lift and Harren Group constellation to which Intermarine belongs,” commented Torben Reinhard, now Managing Director of Intermarine Asia.
“To combine the tremendous know-how that sits within the Intermarine organisation with the relationships that WeShip has built over the years makes in my eyes a really strong commercial setup and a journey that I am really looking forward to embarking on,” added Lars Steen Rasmussen, now COO of Intermarine Denmark.
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