SeaLead has announced the appointment of new agencies in Japan, Thailand and Vietnam as part of a continued global expansion and extension of its services and management team. The expanded agency representation, implemented in response to SeaLead’s growth and client demand for greater geographic coverage, substantially expands the company’s network.
The new agencies will work closely with SeaLead’s business management team, ensuring that the new countries are seamlessly connected to a service network that currently spans five continents. In Japan, SeaLead has appointed Namsung Shipping Japan Ltd. as its agency. Namsung will bring more than 24 years of experience to support business growth, focusing on customers in the machinery, tire, auto parts, heavy metal and electronics sectors. Commenting on the appointment, Namsung Chairman Mr. Yuji Hirata said, “It is with great pride that we represent SeaLead as your Japanese agent. We are committed to developing your service to its full potential.”
Namsung operates branches in Osaka and Yokohama, has strong relationships with many large Japanese carriers, and will now offer SeaLead services to those customers. With over 30 years of experience in shipping and related services, Sea Progress Shipping Co. Ltd. will become SeaLead’s agency in Thailand. Sea Progress will target a variety of customer segments, including manufacturing, FMCG and food-related industries, with a focus on connecting Thailand with Australia and the United States. In Vietnam, SeaLead will be represented by Marina Logistics & Agencies Co. Ltd, a company with offices in Hanoi, Haiphong and Ho Chi Minh. Marina has nearly 20 years of experience and is an affiliated company of Hai An Group. It will initially concentrate on services from Vietnam to the United States and Australia, focusing on smaller customers who require reliable and stable services.
Speaking of the new appointment, Nguyen T Thanh Huyen, Vice Director, said: “It is a new mission for us, but we are excited and eager for the challenge and have built an experienced and confident team.” Commenting on the three new agency appointments, Bernd Meyer, Global Director, Sales and Business Development at SeaLead, said: “As we look to expand SeaLead’s services and business reach in the important Asia Pacific market, we are delighted having secured such important and experienced partners. Namsung, Sea Progress and Marina have excellent credentials and knowledgeable and experienced employees, and we are confident that they can help us achieve our goals and expand our geographic reach. Increasing our global coverage is another important step in SeaLead’s development.” A relative newcomer to the global shipping line sector, SeaLead has grown rapidly in recent years and is currently ranked number 22 by industry expert Alphaliner. In addition to the new agency appointments, SeaLead will continue to expand and develop new services to support its rapidly growing customer base and meet the demand for cargo capacity around the world.
Source: SeaLead Shipping