OTAL Appoints New Agent

Wednesday, June 26, 2002
OT Africa Line's presence in North West Russia and the Baltic ports has been strengthened with the appointment by the line's German agent, Ernst Glaessel GmbH, of a new sub-agent based in St Petersburg, Dealex Ltd. OTAL believes that, as a result, it has enhanced its operations throughout the region. The appointment of Dealex means that shippers in North West Russia will now have easier access to OTAL's container and break-bulk services to / from St. Petersburg and West and Central Africa. Rachel Bennett, OTAL's marketing manager, explains: "OTAL has been looking for a representative within North West Russia for a while, especially in light of the recent growth experienced in the country's economy; since 2000 almost all macro-economic indicators (GDP, industrial production, fixed capital investment, external trade and real income per capita) have marked significant economic growth. "During the same period Dealex has established itself as a leading player in the freight forwarding industry. As OTAL's new sub-agent for the region, Dealex Ltd will hopefully be able to offer customers in the area improved access to OTAL's services and to their West African counterparts - the new relationship should benefit all parties!" OTAL already has representative offices covering the Baltic Sea ports in Denmark, Germany, Finland, Poland and Sweden. Adding St Petersburg, through the appointment of Dealex, to its existing portfolio will ensure that OTAL continues to make important in-roads into the Baltic Sea thus further underlining its commitment to developing West Africa's niche markets around the world. The availability of a dedicated agent for the region should also simplify the import / export process for customers as they will now be able to ship cargo more easily using OTAL's Combined Transport Bill of Lading (CTBL) Issued on a door-to-door basis to cover transactions from anywhere in the world to anywhere in West and Central Africa, shippers using OTAL's CTBL can rest safe in the knowledge that their shipments will be looked after by OTAL for the entire duration of the journey, regardless of how many legs there are to it; OTAL takes care of all the transit formalities at the port of discharge and on-carriage using its network of local representatives. It is particularly attractive to shippers who want to pay for the delivery of cargo on a door-to-door basis and is especially useful when shipping goods to the landlocked countries of Central Africa.
Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

San Jacinto College Breaks Ground on New Training Center

San Jacinto College has broken ground along the Port of Houston for its new 45,000-square-foot Maritime Training Center.   At the site of 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte,

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Wärtsilä to Begin Building LNG Terminal in January

Wärtsilä has been given full notice to proceed (NTP) from Manga LNG Oy for the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tornio, Northern Finland.

Marine Propulsion

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Multraship Buys Three More Tugboats from Damen

Multraship and Damen Shipyards Group agreed on three new ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) Tugs, all for delivery to Multraship in 2015. After delivery in Vietnam, scheduled

Waterjet-propelled Crewboat Delivered to Petrobras

BS Camburi, a 36-meter Monohull Crewboat built in Brazil by Arpoador Engenharia to the Petrobras type P2 specification has been launched and delivered.   Designed by Incat Crowther,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2948 sec (3 req/sec)