April 16 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz.

The new office will be headed up by port manager, Aldo Limongelli, who has 38 years of experience in maritime operations, including chartering, bunkering, stevedoring, transportation, project cargo, logistics and green energies.

"In a market driven by the oil, gas and dry bulk sectors, the opening of this new office will give ISS Central and South America regional operations a much needed presence across all key ports in Venezuela," said Limongelli.

"It will enable ISS to directly serve our current client base with an extensive range of maritime, cargo and supply chain solutions, as well as provide a base to explore new business opportunities in the region," he added.

Regional executive vice president of ISS, Jaime Otero, also commented on the American expansion: "New openings, business development and the geographical expansion of the ISS network in Central and South America are key strategic objectives for ISS."