February 24 - BigLift Shipping has named Asian Independent Shipbrokers (AIS) as its representative for the South East Asia region, covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

HLPFI understands that AIS replaces Orient Project Shipping, which had been BigLift Shipping's representative in Singapore since April 2010.

Combining BigLift's heavy lift fleet and experience in the market with the AIS team's expertise will offer the growing South East Asian market a committed and innovative partner for heavy lift transportation, said the Netherlands-headquartered shipping line.

Asian Independent Shipbrokers is the Singapore office of Australian Independent Shipbrokers, which specialises in heavy lift and project cargoes.