Intermarine has partnered with project and breakbulk cargo specialist WeShip Projects to launch Intermarine Asia.
Svend Andersen, ceo of Intermarine, said: “Intermarine and WeShip have already partnered successfully for over a year now in the Asia-Pacific trade, and we are very excited to combine our organizations to jointly grow the Intermarine presence in Asia and Europe.”
Torben Reinhard and Lars Steen Rasmussen, partners in WeShip, join Intermarine’s commercial team as part of the deal. Reinhard is now managing director of Intermarine Asia, while Rasmussen takes up the role of chief operating officer at Intermarine Denmark.
Andersen added: “I have known both Torben and Lars for many years, and I have been amazed with the business they have built at WeShip over the past four years. That we can now launch Intermarine in Asia under the leadership of Torben, makes me tremendously proud and happy. Having Lars as part of our European operations significantly strengthens our setup here, as well.”
Intermarine has developed its breakbulk and multipurpose shipping business in recent years, having grown its fleet from six vessels in late 2020 to 25 in 2022. In 2021, Intermarine opened its second office outside the USA in Sao Paulo, Brazil, followed by the establishment of a European base in Odense, Denmark in early 2022.
Under the combined setup, Intermarine will represent all cargo chartering activities, while the WeShip brand will continue as representation for port agency and logistic services in Thailand and neighbouring countries.