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Inchcape Shipping Services sets up office in Map Ta Phut

Inchcape Shipping Services has opened an office in Rayong, its second in Thailand.

"We are pleased to announce that our Map Ta Phut office is not only open but marks an important milestone, taking us to over 300 offices worldwide across 66 countries," said Romi Kaushal, ISS executive vice president of Asia-Pacific operations.

This new opening takes the ISS worldwide network to more than 300 offices, a significant achievement in the company's 160-year history. It follows other recent openings on the Adriatic Sea and the west coast of Africa. ISS says this demonstrates its commitment and alignment to its customers, by strategically expanding where and when required.

The new office is based in the Kingdom's largest industrial port on the Gulf of Thailand, which is part of the region's Eastern Seaboard Development plan, an economic and infrastructure programme that is now the centre for the country's export industries. Its other Thailand office is in Bangkok.

ISS says this latest opening will enable it to strengthen its network in the region and provide a more localised service in Thailand.

Map Ta Phut port has the facilities to handle liquid, bulk, container, heavy-lift and multipurpose cargoes, and ISS Thailand has already signed contracts with a number of clients to service port calls out of its new office.

"With new clients already on board, our team led by Captain Sunchai Sanguanpao has done a great job, and we opened for business in record time," Kaushal said.

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