September 1 - Intermarine has opened an office in Quito, Ecuador, in partnership with the heavy lift shipping line's agent Tradinter, led by sales manager Jenny Parreno.

The office is positioned to service clients based in the northern region of Ecuador, including, but not limited to the provinces of: Pichincha, Esmeraldas, Imbabura, Carchi and Santo Domingo.

Intermarine said the location was specifically established to align the service requirements and objectives of its West Coast South America line to those of the customers, resulting in better and quicker assistance, pricing and service.

Juan Ignacio Lopez, manager of the WCSA service said: "By establishing this office we are providing our clients with a local, bilingual representative, dedicated to serving their needs."