Intertanko’s Annual Tanker Event will be held from 23rd – 26th May 2017. The event, which will be held at The Houstonian Hotel in Houston, Texas, includes a series of key summits and forums on tanker-related issues; in addition to the Annual Gala dinner.
Wallem is delighted to sponsor the Intertanko photo competition again this year! The competition is open to all seagoing and shore-based staff and photos should cover any aspect of carrying the world’s oil, gas and chemicals safely, cleanly and efficiently. Wallem Senior Management will be there at the event and will proudly announce the winners of the photo competition.
Click here to register and to find further information including a full rundown of events.
On 27th March, the Queen Mary 2 (QM2) was welcomed on her maiden call to Incheon by Wallem's Korea Ship Agency team. The vessel then continued on her journey to China.
On 29th March, our China Agency team were happy to welcome the vessel to Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal where a special “Maritime UK Showcase” event was held onboard. The event was jointly hosted by the British Consulate-General, Shanghai along with the Department for international Trade (DIT) in China.
As agent for the QM2, the Wallem team ensured that the boarding permits were arranged in advance for all 169 of the event’s guests and looked after transport to the terminal for the VIPs - British officials and Carnival’s Chairman, Mr David Dingle.
L-R: Chairman of Carnival UK Mr David Dingle, General Manager for Wallem Agency China, Pony Chen, the vessel's Captain Christopher Michael and Hotel Manager, David James
The team received a message of thanks from Trade and Investment Manager at the British Consulate, Stewart Gorman who said,
“I just wanted to say thank you to both of you and your colleagues for the work you did yesterday in helping our delegates through the Port Authority clearance process before boarding the QM2. I know how difficult it was for you but appreciated your good humour and patience which shone through. Thank you again and hope we get the chance to work together again soon.”
Carnival also expressed that they were pleased with the smooth call and Wallem’s contribution towards making the event onboard a success.
Congratulations to our Ship Agency team in China on another job well done!
In light of the recent interest in Chinese crewing, Wallem Ship Management still leads the way in providing Chinese crew to the international shipping market.
Wallem has been providing full Chinese crews for over 18 years and has a long established Training Centre in Qingdao and a large support presence in mainland China.
In 2015 Wallem became the only foreign shipping company to 100% own a Manning Agency operation in China – with full rights to recruit, train and deploy Chinese seafarers worldwide. ‘Wallem Maritime Services’ was set up in 2015 and is licensed by the Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration of China (MSA) to directly provide Chinese seafarers to vessels managed by Wallem Ship Management.
Prior to this, Wallem was and remains the largest 3rd party provider of Chinese seafarers to international owners with 47 vessels currently operated by full Chinese crews. Our crews have built up long experience trading globally with over 800 of our Chinese crew having more than 5 years of service with Wallem.
Of great importance is the uptake of cadets and Wallem currently has over 60 Chinese cadets now working directly for Wallem.
Captain Sun Jian Jun, who has worked on Wallem managed vessels since 2003 says, “What impresses me about working at Wallem is the strong emphasis on safety and training and the excellent communication between ship and shore. I am very proud to work for a company which has such a good reputation.”
Established in Shanghai in 1903, Wallem has a long history and established presence in China and the wider Asian region. Wallem offers a range of Technical Services in China including New Building & Drydock Supervision plus a Ship Agency business with 8 owned offices serving all Chinese ports.