NORDEN has launched its new service of handysize out of Singapore last month, and is aiming to be the top three players in the handysize sector in the Pacific.
Christian Vinther Christensen, NORDEN’s head of Dry Cargo, has commented that customers have been demanding the company to start servicing them on handysize, and GrainCorp is one of them.
GrainCorp has been working with NORDEN for more 10 years, transporting grain all over the world. Its Ocean Freight Manager, Hans van Adrichem said that the smaller vessel size was a big advantage for the company.
GrainCorp was already using NORDEN’s handysize service in the Atlantic and was the first to jump aboard the new service offering in the Pacific – transporting Australian milling wheat destined for consumers in South East Asia.
Rasmus Takechi-Hansen, who joined NORDEN in October, is heading the service in the Singapore office. He says,
“I have only been with NORDEN a few weeks, but the teamwork and customer focus are impressive. Our small handy team in Singapore is fully supported by colleagues in Vancouver, Melbourne, Shanghai and Dubai who all have handysize experience.”
NORDEN’s Head of Handysize Worldwide, Rasmus Saltofte, said he had high ambitions for growth of the business:
“Handysize is a complicated business which takes a lot of skill, knowledge and connections but we have a unique structure where our many satellite offices can canvass cargoes in all corners of the world.”
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