Singapore: The Wallem Group has celebrated its 110th birthday with an event for clients and partners in Singapore. More than 100 of the maritime community’s elite joined Wallem’s senior management team to recognise the company’s heritage in delivering maritime solutions.
The evening was hosted by Wallem Group Chairman, Nigel Hill, and Wallem Group CEO Simon Doughty.
“We are celebrating by sharing the milestone with the clients and partners that have supported Wallem in successfully achieving its 110th anniversary as a successful maritime solutions provider,” said Wallem Group CEO Simon Doughty.
“We have recently expanded our presence in Singapore, establishing a hub of expertise delivering our full range of maritime solutions from a strategic maritime location.
“So although on this occasion we are celebrating our heritage, we are also excited about the future for Wallem.”
From a ship broking firm established in Shanghai in 1903, Wallem has grown to 47 offices in 18 countries delivering ship management and technical services, shipbroking and commercial services, ship agency and logistics, becoming a leader in delivering diverse maritime solutions.
With 1000 staff on shore and a pool of more than 12000 seafarers, Wallem has grown in reputation and service quality to be a leader in the maritime services sector.
The Wallem Group has shown accelerated geographic growth in the past two years with expansion of its presence in Singapore as a South East Asia hub, Hamburg as a Europe hub, and new offices in South Africa and the USA.
Wallem continues to be a leader in ship management, currently managing 400 vessels in technical and crewing management, and 25 vessels in commercial management.
Wallem also continues to grow in service depth, with new services complimenting the long standing solutions Wallem is well known for. These include a life-saving equipment testing and servicing solution through Wallem-associated SeaSafe Marine, a project purchasing solution through Marine Buying Services which removes costs from the supply chain. New freight forwarding and logistics services have also been established in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore. [29/11/13]