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Western entry of Asia’s biggest cruise…
Western entry of Asia’s biggest cruise ship a bonus for residents and passengers
19 June 2015
Hong Kong locals will wake tomorrow with a new and impressive visitor;…

K.F. Chan, General Manager, Wallem Ship Agency Hong Kong (third from left), is an expert in cruise in Hong Kong, supporting 95% of international cruise lines in the city.

Hong Kong locals will wake tomorrow with a new and impressive visitor; the largest cruise ship to visit Asia, Quantum of the Seas. The ship will arrive in Hong Kong tomorrow, entering Victoria Harbour from the west, a route which requires special permission from local authorities, berthing at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal at 8.00 am.

Wallem Ship Agency is the ship agent for the 18-deck, 168,666 gt vessel’s calls in Hong Kong and Singapore, providing the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship with all port husbandry services from pre-planning of berthing arrangements, through the port operations and formalities such as immigration clearance.

“We arranged the Quantum of the Seas to enter the harbour from the west, giving Hong Kong residents a good view of the largest cruise ship to visit Asia, and the guests on board the best of Hong Kong’s impressive city skyline,” said K.F. Chan, General Manager Wallem Ship Agency Hong Kong.

The special arrangement required agreement from the Hong Kong Maritime Department. Ships berthing at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal would normally enter from the east.

“Once the cruise ship is safely alongside, the guests will explore our iconic city, with an overnight stay before departing on Sunday at 3.00pm.
“As the guests enjoy themselves, Wallem agents will be coordinating the ship’s provisions, the change of crew members and supporting customs clearance.”

The Wallem Hong Kong agency team is well-versed in the needs of the cruise lines visiting the city, and is proud to be the ship agency of choice for international cruise lines in Asia, supporting all of the major lines in the ports of East Asia.

For residents who miss out on seeing this impressive vessel, do not despair – she will be based in Shanghai and will return to Hong Kong in December 2015.

Photos of the vessel will be available on Saturday 20 June after 1700 through this link.

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Nothing left to chance as largest cruise…
Nothing left to chance as largest cruise ship to visit Asia arrives in Singapore
11 June 2015
The largest cruise ship to visit Asia, Quantum of the Seas, was warmly…

The largest cruise ship to visit Asia, Quantum of the Seas, was warmly welcomed today by Wallem in Singapore as she arrived at the Marina Bay Sands Cruise Terminal for the first time.

Wallem Ship Agency is the ship agent for the 18-deck, 168,666 gt vessel’s calls in Singapore and Hong Kong, providing the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship with all port husbandry services from pre-planning of berthing arrangements, through the port operations and formalities such as immigration clearance.

“Pre-planning this visit was the most important aspect of our service,” explained Frankie Tan, Director Wallem Shipping Singapore, “and the berthing plan was a priority because of the size of the vessel.

“We coordinated with Royal Caribbean Cruises and the terminal to be 110 percent sure that on berthing the passenger bridges match between the ship and the terminal, and all the necessary doors can operate for loading and discharging the baggage, provisions, garbage and so on.

“We will be holding our breath a little as we watch her berth, but we are confident that all the planning will pay off and the visit will be a success.

“Other than the berthing plan, all other arrangements are the same as other cruise ships visiting Singapore. We arrange baggage handling on and off the ships, garbage removal, loading of stores and provisions, the porters and stevedores and much more in between.”

The Wallem Singapore team is well-versed in the needs of the cruise lines visiting the lion city, hosting 159 calls in the 2014-15 season. Wallem Ship Agency is proud to be the ship agency of choice for international cruise lines in Asia, supporting all of the major lines in the ports of East Asia.

The Quantum of the Seas will stay overnight in Singapore on Thursday 11 June, disembarking guests on the 12th and welcoming another group in the afternoon in preparation for its 3-night round trip from Singapore to Port Klang/Kuala Lumpur, followed by a 9-night cruise on June 15 from Singapore to Shanghai, calling at Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and Xiamen.

In Hong Kong on 20 June Wallem will again welcome the Quantum of the Seas as her ship agent.

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Masterbulk signs with SeaSafe Marine
Masterbulk signs with SeaSafe Marine
27 May 2015
SeaSafe Marine, the expert life boat maintenance service company of the…

SeaSafe Marine, the expert life boat maintenance service company of the Wallem Group, has entered into a five-year global sole service supplier agreement with Masterbulk Singapore.  The agreement is for lifeboat services on Masterbulk’s fleet of 20 open hatch gantry crane vessels.

Andrew Lemmis, Managing Director of SeaSafe Marine, said: “This is the first fleet agreement that SeaSafe Marine has in place and I am sure it is just the beginning as our services are attracting interest from a number of ship owners.

“The ship owners are attracted by the value-for-money service we offer, including invoicing what we quote, guaranteed attendance and cost effective genuine parts. SeaSafe Marine offers a single point of contact for clients and a global coverage for servicing.”

SeaSafe Marine’s current client list includes companies from across the maritime sector such as cruise, tankers and bulk carriers, and all are looking for a service which ensures they provide crew and passengers with reliable and compliant safety equipment at realistic pricing.

“We have engineers based in Hong Kong and China, who regularly travel around the world to deliver our services. We are soon to add engineers based in Singapore, the UK, Mainland Europe and USA,” said Mr Lemmis.

“Our clients have a need for maintaining lifeboats, but we offer much more than just standard services. Once on board, we also service gangways and accommodation ladders at no additional cost. Other benefits include pre-docking surveys, condition assessment checks on newly added tonnage and two visits a year on each vessel.

“We also consider it important that crew are proficient in using the equipment, which may well save their lives one day, so we also assist crew in performing drills and provide equipment-specific familiarisation training all in the attractive flat fixed service fee.”

SeaSafe Marine is an Independent Lifeboat Servicing and Testing Organisation (ILSTO). It is an authorised representative of major lifeboat and davit manufacturers, with Class and Flag approvals.

Wallem Group’s other third party services includes Marine Buying Services, which delivers procurement services to third party ship owners and other maritime businesses. MBS lowers operational costs by using economies of scale derived from planned project purchasing while allowing ship owners to remain in control of all decision making.