Omani shipping company, Asyad Shipping, has opened its first international office in Singapore as part of plans to expand its Asian business portfolio. The move follows the introduction of a new direct container line earlier this year, linking Oman and Singapore and thence to other markets in South East Asia.
The new setup in Singapore will facilitate closer contact with shipping and logistics clients in China, Japan and South Korea, the company said, with the benefit of working in the same time zone. It will also assist in developing its ship management and chartering activities whilst also enabling the expansion of its existing fleet with chartered-in vessels.
“Establishing our presence in Asia will play a crucial role in further growth,” declared Dr Ibrahim Al-Nadhairi, CEO of Asyad Shipping and Asyad Drydock. “We see plenty of expansion opportunities in this region and now is the right time to enter the market with greater force. Our Singapore office represents our commitment to bringing the very best of Asyad Shipping to our clients, Asian shipyards and other liner companies.”
In addition to container ships deployed on the new Singapore service, the company operates a fleet of more than 70 vessels including VLCCs, product and chemical tankers, LNG and LPG carriers, and dry bulk vessels across a range of sizes including very large ore carriers.
Asyad opens Asian hub in Singapore