EMS Seven Seas Announces Appointment Of New CEO

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Also enters into agreement to acquire Wave Shipping, a Singapore-based maritime and port agency services company

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We are thrilled to become part of EMS Seven Seas, which will give us the ideal platform and support to shake up the shipping agency industry, said Lars Rosenkrands.

EMS Seven Seas, an international ship chandler and leader in the provision of goods to the marine, offshore and defense sectors, has today (September 17, 2014) announced that it has appointed Lars Rosenkrands as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect.

Lars has 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, having worked for a variety of ship supply and ship services companies across Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia, including Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), Maersk, J. Lauritzen, Wilhelmsen Ship Services, ShipServ Ltd, and Sinwa Ltd.

Representing more good news for the company, EMS Seven Seas also confirmed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of Wave Shipping, a maritime and port agency services company based in Singapore. Wave Shipping provides a full suite of maritime services to the global shipping and offshore industry, offering port agency services, outsourcing solutions and logistics services. It is helmed by a strong team of industry veterans from leading maritime services companies around the world and has offices in Singapore and Australia.

Under the new ownership, Wave will continue as a standalone division within EMS Seven Seas. It will carry on the path to expand its operations across the globe, while pursuing its goal of revolutionizing the port agency industry by providing a significantly improved customer experience.

Lars Rosenkrands said: “We are thrilled to become part of EMS Seven Seas, which will give us the ideal platform and support to shake up the shipping agency industry and to deliver on our mission to provide a higher level of convenience, transparency and consistency in serving clients and partners within the maritime industry. There are exciting synergies to explore between ship supply and port agency; as such, the combined EMS Seven Seas and Wave assets promise to bring unrivalled benefits to our customers."

Following the acquisition of Wave Shipping, EMS Seven Seas now has a combined office network across four continents and a network of more than 600 ports; offering truly global solutions to its clients. More information about EMS Seven Seas is available at: http://www.ems-sevenseas.com/

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About EMS Seven Seas:

EMS Seven Seas is a global maritime services group serving merchant marine, offshore and defense customers. The company supplies general ship supplies, provisions, stores, spare parts and leading technical maritime brands through its extensive network of some 600 ports.

Founded in 1971, EMS Seven Seas primarily operates in Norway, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Germany, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Djibouti, and Singapore. Its clients include leading ship managers and owners, professional catering businesses, military operations and offshore platforms.

More information about EMS Seven Seas is available at: http://www.ems-sevenseas.com

About Wave Shipping:
Wave is a shipping agency services firm based in Singapore serving major client types within a diverse range of market segments. The company provides a full suite of maritime services to the global shipping and offshore industry, offering port agency services, outsourcing solutions and logistics services. These services include managing appointment and performances, travel and crew transfer, port and cargo operations, reporting and accounting, representing interests, managing service requirements and customs clearance services etc.

With a diverse portfolio of services and expertise, Wave’s team of dynamic and experienced personnel combines management skills and analytical acumen, offering a clearly differentiated value proposition that focuses on client-centric processes and solutions, which sets it apart from most shipping agencies.

Leveraging on the close liaison and rapport with local port authorities and key players in major geographical shipping clusters, Wave Shipping has the advantage of being able to offer port agency services from a global and multi-regional perspective.

More information about Wave Shipping is available at: http://www.wave-shipping.com
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