Viking Life-Saving Equipment Expands to Panama

press release
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Henrik Uhd Christensen, VIKING CEO

VIKING has announced the next step in its continued global expansion with a Latin American sales and service facility at Colon, Panama.

  
Leading marine safety equipment provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced the addition of a Latin American sales and service facility located at Colon, Panama on November 1, 2011. The move to establish a presence in Panama is another step towards fulfilling VIKING’s goal of expanding its network to include more service and stock points around the globe. The Colon facility is the latest in a long line of worldwide locations equipped to represent VIKING’s entire line of products including on-board services for lifeboats and marine fire equipment. The new location makes both the highly successful global service solutions such as the VIKING Shipowner Agreement and the wide range of quality marine safety equipment available to maritime operators in yet another important geographic location.


According to Henrik Uhd Christensen, the CEO of VIKING, the new facilities in Colon are an important step forward: “It’s part of VIKING's focused commitment to serve our customers as volume and traffic grows with the expansion of the canal in 2014. The addition of operations in Panama will allow us to service key shipowner customers arriving to port in Panama or transiting the Canal.” The new 14,000 square foot facility is situated in Panama’s Colon Free Zone (C.F.Z.), the world’s second-largest free zone and a sprawling complex at the Atlantic gateway to the Panama Canal dedicated to the re-export of an enormous variety of goods to Latin America and the Caribbean. “We chose the C.F.Z. for our new facility because it is a vibrant hub serving an increasingly globalized economy,” said Henrik Uhd Christensen, VIKING’s CEO. “It’s an obvious choice for our strategy of being where our customers need us.”

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

People & Company News

Matson Completes Horizon Lines Acquisition

Matson, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Horizon Lines, Inc. which includes Horizon's Alaska operations and the assumption of all non-Hawaii business liabilities.

Wärtsilä Acquires L-3 MSI

Wärtsilä completes acquisition of L-3 Marine Systems International    Wärtsilä Corporation announced that its acquisition of the Germany based L-3 Marine Systems

BWTS Newcomer Sees Early Success

Norwegian manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems MMC Green Technology reports it has sold more than 70 systems since going commercial with its MMC BWMS two years ago,

Marine Equipment

Unicom Selects the Ecochlor BWTS for 10 Tankers

Ecochlor, Inc. announced that Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd. (Unicom), acting for SCF Group, signed a 10-vessel agreement for the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in Limassol,

Kongsberg Contracted to Support FLNG Conversion

Kongsberg Maritime secures position in the LNG market with electrical and automation contract for Golar Hilli FLNG   Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and Black & Veatch in the U.

Wärtsilä Acquires L-3 MSI

Wärtsilä completes acquisition of L-3 Marine Systems International    Wärtsilä Corporation announced that its acquisition of the Germany based L-3 Marine Systems

Maritime Safety

Mass. Maritime Taps McDonald as New President

EVP Fran McDonald tops a field of five; choice still must be approved by Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.   Pending a confirmation vote by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE),

Thailand: 300 "boat people" Landed in Recent Weeks

Around 300 "boat people" have landed on Thailand's shores in recent weeks, Sek Wannamethee, director-general of the information department at Thailand's Foreign Ministry, said on Friday.

U.S.: China Placed Artillery on Reclaimed Island

The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea, a development that Republican Sen.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar 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: 0.2648 sec (4 req/sec)