Wallem responds to project cargo demand from Indochina
Rise in project cargo services demand has prompted Wallem Ship Agency to expand its operations and name Leonard Tui as managing director for Indochina. The company noted that the demand for its heavy-lift services has recently come mostly from hat region.
“A number of key Wallem clients are targeting the project cargo market and have identified great
potential in Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar, which represent as alternatives to China in light of
recent trade disputes,” says Dickson Chin, managing director, Wallem Ship Agency.
The renewed focus on heavy-lift operations has seen Wallem handling larger and more varied
cargoes, Dickson continues. “Over the past few years, Wallem has received nominations for handling
a greater variety of cargo – and progressively with greater dimensions. Although we still handle
smaller parcels, yachts and other more compact items, we have recently seen more power-
generation equipment, locomotives, as well as prefabricated infrastructure and project cargoes,
such as bridge columns and wind turbines.” In response to these evolving requirements, the
company has trained and recruited port captains to oversee these more complex operations, adds
Wallem’s involvement in project cargo operations varies by assignment, covering everything from
relatively simple cargo loading and discharge services to full-scale support throughout the project.
The company’s role as a ‘one-stop’ service provider begins with engaging the equipment
manufacturer, studying the cargo and devising a strategy for safely and efficiently transporting the
load from factory to receiver. Organising inland logistics, which includes arranging any special-access
permits, is also part of the Wallem Ship Agency offering.