Ben Line Agencies Moved to New Office in Kolkata

Ben Line Agencies Kolkata office has moved to a new location on January 1, 2019. Our new office address is:

BEN LINE AGENCIES (INDIA) PVT LTD.

UNIT NO – A3, 5TH FLOOR,

FMC FORTUNA BUILDING

234/3A, A J C BOSE ROAD,

KOLKATA -700020. 

Our office number remains the same – +91 334 003 3003/3004/3005/3006

We look forward to seeing and serving you better at the new office.

Ben Line Agencies Indonesia handles project vessels at Patimban

In late December 2018,  Ben Line Agencies Indonesia were pleased to act as port agents for the import shipment of construction vessels at the port of Patimban in Java. Working closely with the vessel owners, Port Authority and customs, Ben Line Agencies coordinated a number of pre-arrival meetings in the weeks prior to the port call to ensure the “float off” operations would be completed efficiently. All operations were duly completed and vessel departed without delay.

The vessels will now be deployed in the construction project of Patimban new port, and are part of the ongoing investments in Indonesia to upgrade the nation’s port facilities.

Emirates Shipping Line representation in Thailand

With effect on January 15, 2019, Ben Line Agencies will represent Emirates Shipping Line in Thailand. Bookings will be accepted from January 1, 2019. Services are as follows:

  1. Indian Subcontinent – Direct service to Mundra/Karachi
  2. Middle East – Direct service to Jebel Ali
  3. East Africa – Direct service to Dar Es Saaam, Tanzania and weekly service to Mombasa, Kenya
  4. Good inland coverage of Africa and India ICD

Please send us an email for booking inquiries or visit their website for more information http://www.emiratesline.com/

Ben Line Agencies Shanghai moves to a new office

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Ben Line Agencies moved to a new office in Shanghai with effect on December 8, 2018. Phone and email addresses will remain the same. Office details as follows:

Room 2301, No. 575 Wusong Road, Trinity Tower, Hongkou District, Shanghai 200080
Phone: +86 21 6329 6568
Fax: +86 21 6329 5628

Our team looks forward to providing you with even better service from this new location.

Cambodia Construction Expo

From 29th November to 1st December, Ben Line Agencies Cambodia, with the support of our offices in Singapore and China, had a booth at the Cambodia Construction Expo to promote our project logistics and other services.

The Cambodia construction industry continues to see rapid growth and this Expo served to showcase that. Over 300 companies exhibited from Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries. There were 8,000-10,000 visitors to the Expo over the three days.

Ben Line Agencies have had a presence in Cambodia since 2002 and now have two offices in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville. We have provided logistics services for a wide range of cargos including construction machinery, port cranes, UN peacekeeping equipment, factory parts and mobile cranes.

Ben Line Agencies Cambodia can provide Ocean Freight, River Barging, Customs Clearance, Port Handling, Trucking and Delivery to Site for all types of cargo being imported or exported to or from Cambodia including overweight and OOG cargo. Our staff speak Khmer, English and Chinese

Ben Line Agencies opens 6th office in Vietnam

Ben Line Agencies opened its 6th office in Vietnam at Son Duong Port. The branch officially opened on November 28, 2018 and will provide full-scope marine agency, liner agency, integrated logistics & shipbroking services. This will allow us to strengthen our footprint in central Vietnam, closely covering operations in the following ports:

  • Cua Lo Port
  • Hon La Port
  • Nghi Son Port
  • Son Duong Port (Formosa Steel Port)
  • Vissai Nghe An International Port
  • Vung Ang Port

Ben Line Agencies Indonesia handles RTG Cranes into Port of Belawan

In early November, Ben Line Agencies Indonesia were pleased to act as port agents on behalf of Biglift, for the import shipment of four RTG Cranes into the Port of Belawan in North Sumatra. Working closely with the vessel owners, Port Authority and customs, Ben Line Agencies coordinated a number of pre-arrival meetings in the weeks prior to the port call to ensure the operations would be completed efficiently. All operations were duly completed and vessel departed without delay.

The RTG’s will now be deployed in the port’s domestic container terminal, and are part of the ongoing investments in Indonesia to upgrade the nation’s port facilities.

WaterFront continues global expansion with senior appointment

01 November 2018 – Global ship agency business WaterFront Maritime Services (WaterFront) has today announced the appointment of industry veteran Tormod Ognedal as its new Business Development Manager for Europe, to support the company’s continued growth and expansion.

After 17 years with Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) as Senior General Manager and having gained over 30 years experience in international shipping & logistics, Ognedal has been appointed to oversee the expansion of WaterFront’s client portfolio across Europe. Prior to his role at ISS, Ognedal worked for Barwil Agencies (now Wilhelmsen) as a Sales Manager.

Tormod will head up WaterFront’s business development and relationship management functions in Europe. He will work as an integral part of the WaterFront Business Development Team, which operates from strategic bases in Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai and Miami. Ognedal will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Terry Gidlow.

Speaking on his appointment, Ognedal commented:

The port agency business has changed a lot in the last few years, and there is huge demand from customers for their port agent to find new ways for adding value, ensuring best practice, delivering cost efficiencies and providing a first-class service. This demand for cost savings and synergies requires local knowledge, financial strength, local relationships and excellent teamwork, which is exactly what WaterFront provides.

By combining a really intuitive data management system and established networks with serious pedigree, WaterFront provides a new platform for delivering significant value to the market. In working as part of a global team, I will be able to maintain good relationships and work closely with business partners, owners, charterers, and traders, as well as crew and ship managers.

Terry Gidlow, Chief Executive Officer, WaterFront Maritime Services, commented:

Tormod is well known in the industry for his integrity, commitment and relationships in the market, and we are delighted to welcome him to our team. His experience, skills and relationships within the market will dovetail perfectly with our strategy of winning sustainable business by creating tangible value for our customers.

WaterFront was established by leading regional ship agency businesses Sharaf Shipping Agencies and Ben Line Agencies in 2016. Having built a global network comprising Proprietary and Network Partner offices, the company is now represented through over 415 offices in more than 67 countries. This makes WaterFront comparable in size to the largest global ship agency companies.

WaterFront is headquartered in Dubai with commercial offices in Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai and Miami. For more information about the organisation, visit www.waterfront-ms.com or call +971 (0)45520404.

Tormod Ognedal

Tormod Ognedal

Ben Line Agencies Indonesia CSR Program

Ben Line Agencies Indonesia, via its CSR program, recently supported the supply of lifejackets that were donated to the Harbour Master of Karangantu (located in the province of Banten, West Java). The donation was attended by our Merak branch office manager, Robert Tambunan.

The lifejackets are now being used by the local community for their daily activity around the region, and transportation between coastal islands. Ben Line Agencies is committed to CSR efforts, working with local authorities and communities to improve the conditions, and trying to make a positive contribution to the areas of our operations.