Ship managers Bibby and United form JV for north Asia market

Singapore: Bibby Ship Management and Singapore-based United Ship Management have formed Bibby-USM Shipping, a joint venture (JV) that will target the Chinese shipping market.

Bibby-USM Shipping will enable both companies to diversify their operations into China, Taiwan and the North Asia region, working in specialist sectors such as offshore, oil and gas, LPG and LNG.

The new JV will offer a comprehensive series of marine services such as technical management; consultancy, crew management, offshore training, surveying and marine travel.

“We are looking forward to working with United Ship Management to venture into the Chinese market through Bibby-USM Shipping,” said Arvind Mohan, managing director of Bibby Ship Management’s Singapore operation.

“We believe the alliance will open up new opportunities for us in this fast moving and important shipping region. It is an exciting time for our business and for the maritime industry as we expand further afield.” [10/11/14]

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