Wallem Ship Agency recently appointed Leonard Tui as managing director for Indochina in response to increasing demand for its heavy lift services in the 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,” said Dickson Chin, managing director at Wallem Ship Agency. “Adding Leonard’s local insight, experience and network ensure that we can keep providing exceptional service to clients operating in these markets and help to drive growth throughout the region.”

The renewed focus on heavy lift operations has seen Wallem handle larger and more varied cargoes, Dickson added. “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 powe generation equipment, locomotives, as well as prefabricated infrastructure and project cargoes, such as bridge columns and wind turbines.”