Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has signed a new contract with Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S for crew logistics and husbandry services.
Under the additional agreement for the dry cargo and tanker specialist, ISS will co-ordinate over 2,800 crew changes per year across 32 vessels worldwide, as well as husbandry and disbursement account processing.
The arrangement with ISS is expected to support Norden’s operations and accounting teams and provide a single point of contact and remittance, negating the need for multiple regional agents, ISS said.
“ISS will help improve cost scheduling for core services and ensure greater transparency,” the company said.
In addition, Norden is said to benefit from cost savings as a result of ISS’ global vendor agreements and volume, according to ISS.
Managed from the ISS vessel supply chain hub in Mumbai, India, the firm said it will work with Norden in key locations across Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, including Rotterdam, Houston and Fujairah.