AKF Signs Pact with Fendercare

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 12, 2019

On the contract signing photo from left to right: Lara Griffin (General manager, Fendercare), Walter Treffers (AKF managing director)

On the contract signing photo from left to right: Lara Griffin (General manager, Fendercare), Walter Treffers (AKF managing director)

Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF), the mooring and towing division of the Dutch shipbuilding Damen Group, signed a joint partnership agreement with Fendercare yesterday (June 12).

The agreement came about from a mutual understanding that both parties’ clients were seeking wider availability of products, said a press release.

Under the agreement, the partnership will build up a complementary stock of anchors, chains and chain fittings and conduct the installation of anchors and chains.

Working together in this way will ensure the partnership’s clients of product availability from numerous, well-positioned locations around the world, it said.

Speaking on the occasion of the signing ceremony, AKF managing director Walter Treffers explained the thinking behind the agreement, saying, “This partnership represents a win-win for all stakeholders. It increases the product portfolio of Fendercare with AKF’s proven product range and gives AKF products an even wider geographical distribution than before."

Walter added: "Of course, the real benefit here is for our client, as we intended. They will now have improved availability of our products, equalling shorter lead times, which, ultimately means more uptime and improved earning potential. We are very much looking forward to working together with Fendercare in the future.”

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Oct 2019 - Marine Design Annual

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the maritime industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News