China State Shipbuilding Corp. (CSSC) has formally launched a new business CSSC Marine Service Co. Ltd, to coincide with the inauguration of the new logistic centre within the Yangshang free trade zone, Shanghai.
The inauguration was attended by over 150 industry representatives from leading shipowning, managing and operating companies along with key cooperation partners ABB, MAN PrimServ and WinGD.
The centre will be able to accommodate over 20 000 types of original small parts, including fuel injection equipment, piston rings, pipes, flaps and valves, and large parts such as cylinder liners, covers and piston crowns.
Covering 9000 m2, the warehouse and distribution facility includes quality assurance monitoring and a state of the art warehouse management system with a light identification system that will enable speedy picking, packing and delivery of parts.
CSSC Marine Service Co. Ltd was established to facilitate lifecycle services and flexible solutions to the entire CSSC product portfolio. Future plans include the expansion of the Hamburg, Athens, Singapore, Houston and Dubai service centres, which in total will see six strategic service hubs and 28 service stations worldwide by 2020.
Andrew Stump, President, CSSC Marine Service Co. Ltd, commented: “In the future CSSC Service will manage parts, field service and warranty for all CSSC manufactured products. There will be a particularly strong focus on Low Speed main engine and medium speed auxiliary engines from brands manufactured by CSSC. Our logistics centre will act as the hub for our global distribution network with the aim to be capable and efficient in the delivery of key engine components on a global scale. We know this will take time and energy to ensure we are in the right places to support the vessels needs, but we are confident that our young, exciting and energetic team will progress very quickly”.
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