Kim Heng targets Malaysia for its OSVs with new joint venture

Singapore’s Kim Heng Offshore & Marine has formed a joint venture with Malaysia’s RUHM Marine as it looks to utilise its newly acquired fleet in the Malaysian offshore market.

The company said the jv, to be called RUHM Mazu, is “intended to expand our offshore marine business into Malaysia and will undertake marketing, operating, maintaining and chartering vessels to customers for use within the Malaysian territory”.

In June, Kim Heng made a well-timed entry into offshore support vessel ownership with the acquisition of anchor handling tug supply vessels Swiber Anne-Christine, Swiber Else-Marie and Swiber Mary-Ann for a total of $9.6m.

RUHM Mazu will be 51% owned by RUHM and 49% owned by Kim Heng subsidiary KH Mazu.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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