By Daniel Canty
Project cargo and sea freight specialists latest to confirm presence at DMC.
As part of its overall expansion strategy, Arabia Project Chartering FZCO (APC Group), a leading project cargo specialist has announced its plans to relocate to Dubai Maritime City, the world-class maritime development aimed at serving the needs of a diverse global maritime audience.
Headquartered in Singapore with offices in China, Australia and United Arab Emirates as well as appointed agents in Korea, and Japan, APC Group manages one of the world's largest and yet youngest fleets of multi-purpose vessels, providing specialist services to ocean transportation of project and heavy lift cargo from Asia and Australasia to global destinations.
APC Group's Dubai office was formed in November 2005 to provide better coverage of markets in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and West Africa and is responsible for all fixtures East of Suez up to the Indian Subcontinent and East/West Africa. Dubai was chosen as an operational base because of its central location, which provides easy access to the rest of the Arabia Gulf and the subcontinent.
"We are pleased to announce a new member to the Dubai Maritime City community. Dubai Maritime City will create a multidimensional, dedicated environment for the industry. We welcome APC Group on board and hope this is the beginning of a long and productive relationship," said John Ewing, business development director, at Dubai Maritime City.
"Dubai Maritime City provides the perfect platform to help us grow our business. Since our inception in 2004, we have grown into a mature entity with our own distinct identity in the Asian market building on extensive experience and values accumulated over many years of operation by our shareholders," said Denys Bandura, chartering manager of APC Group. "Working here in Dubai we have been pleased to see a constantly growing demand for our reliable and high quality service which is what has made our adventure successful and we will continue in the same fashion," he added.
APC Group controls 170 modern and versatile vessels all of less than 10 years of age. Ranging in sizes from 3,000 and up to 21,000 DWT and built with box shaped holds and crane capacity of up to 500 tonnes. APC controlled vessels enable the loading of cargo from ordinary break-bulk, containers, bulk and IMO cargoes as well as of heavy, and out-of-gauge cargo weighing in some cases up to 500 metric tons and of a length of up to 85 meters if deck loaded.