Shipping company expands Canadian operations

by MM&D staff

TORONTO, Ontario: Over the course of the next three years, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) plans to significantly expand its Canadian operations.

In addition to opening a new, fully-staffed corporate headquarters in Ottawa (due to be in full operation in Q3 this year), the company announced it wants to ramp up its east and west coast marine service business. In particular, the coastal operations will have energy sector business as their focus. The Ottawa office will be responsible for new service offerings in the logistics and 3PL business segments.

ISS’s Canadian operations also have a corporate mandate to bid on contracts with the Canadian Forces and other government agencies and departments.

“ISS is already a world leader in maritime support services and it is a logical next step to expand into end to end logistics (E2E) and land-based support solutions”, said Claus Hyldager, group CEO of ISS. “We now have a robust strategy to leverage our global network of 270 offices in 65 countries to focus on the opportunities in 3PL, SCM and remote life support solutions within Canada. Economic stability in Canada, a rich resource base, a safe banking system and Ottawa’s business-friendly fiscal policy makes Canada an attractive region for expansion.”

The Essex, UK-based company currently operates four offices in Canada: Montreal, Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver.