Griffin Marine Travel and Instone form Griffin Americas

Monday, August 11, 2003
Griffin Marine Travel and Instone International Americas announced that their U.S. operations will merge, creating the largest competitive provider of crew travel management services in North America. The merger makes strategic sense for both parties. The companies serve the same markets, share the same aspirations and are totally customer service driven. Griffin Marine Travel brings a global cohesive network of 21 offices; Instone International Americas contributes an exceptionally strong management team and local market presence. The combination of these elements creates a powerful U.S. company with a genuinely global reach, mirroring its customers operations. The new company will adopt the trade name Griffin Americas and will generate an annual turnover in excess of US$55 million, primarily through its central service centres in Houston, TX, Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL as well as smaller satellite offices in many areas of the U.S.. The chief officers of Griffin Americas will be Mr Robert B. Westendarp, CEO and Mr Rod Vamosi, COO. Griffin Americas will be part of the Griffin Global Group whose network of Griffin Marine Travel offices are united by common ownership. Both Griffin Marine Travel and Instone International Americas specialise in travel arrangements for the marine, offshore, and cruise line industries. Griffin Americas will continue to build on this heritage and will offer its customers global servicing through Griffin Marine Travel’s network of 21 offices around the world. It will offer 24 hour service and will introduce to the market innovative technical solutions custom designed to meet the demands of crew travel. The new company predicts expansion of its operations throughout the Americas. Mr George Boyes the Managing Director of Griffin Global Group was quoted as saying “we have found the right partner to expand and further enhance our operations in the Americas. We were previously such strong competitors because we shared the same customer focus and business values, the merger will serve to reinforce those values. In Mr Bob Westendarp we have a CEO with the experience, vision and drive to make a significant contribution to our Global Board and the further development of our network”. Mr Rod Vamosi, the COO of Griffin Americas said "I am excited about being a part of the largest global marine, offshore and cruise travel network. Since Instone International Americas and Griffin Marine Travel have the same vision as well as the same service commitment to our clients, we feel the integration of these two companies will be extremely powerful. Our management and staff look forward to serving all of our clients with the same professionalism and efficiency that we are known for in the industry while offering a stronger global presence".

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Maersk Venturer to Drill for Total

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer with oil major Total. The contract covers one exploration well (estimated duration

Shipping Industry Supports Global Climate Change Deal

The global shipping industry, represented at the United Nations Conference in Paris by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), fully supports a global deal on climate change.

DNV GL Approval for DSIC's LNG-fuelled VLCC Design

DNV GL has presented Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (DSIC) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a new LNG-fuelled very large crude


Green Signal to New Access Channel to Port Said East

The construction of a wide access channel to Port Said East, as the side channel project, has officially received approval.   The head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA),

Ship Spills Oil in Whangarei Harbour

A Hong Kong-registered ship, Ning Po, has leaked some fuel but it is unclear how much has been spilled or what the cause of the leak was, say local media reports.

NY/NJ Port Authority Sees Debt Issuance of $1.2 bln in 2016

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sees consolidated debt issuance of $1.2 bln in 2016 compared with $1.5 bln this year, according to its $7.9 billion 2016 budget released on Monday.

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0940 sec (11 req/sec)