Crane Worldwide Logistics in Japan and Chipolbrok have announced that they are joining forces to increase the availability of services for clients between Europe, the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

According to companies, the new liner service from Japan to North America increases options for international transportation and door to door services between these major economies.
With expertise in customs brokerage and trade advisory services in addition to logistics, warehousing and freight forwarding solutions, Crane Worldwide recognizes the synergies with Chipolbrok that will enable a complete door to door solution for its clients in the heavy-lift market.

Due to the large size of the vessel decks and lifting capacity (up to 700mt) of Chipolbrok’s fleet, the partnership will provide great benefit to the energy and renewable energy sector as well as industrial and manufacturing.

‘We are pleased to announce this strategic partnership in Japan’, comments Richard Stinchcombe, Managing Director at Crane Worldwide Logistics Japan who is based in Tokyo. ‘We have exciting growth plans in Japan and with our head office located in Houston, I see many opportunities for our clients in this strategic partnership.’ he adds. ‘Wind projects for example, are a key focus, both on shore and the highly anticipated and newly developing offshore wind focus in Japan and we can now support this development’.

Roman Wozniak and Zhou Jinglai, both Shipping Directors at Chipolbrok add, “We are delighted to have Crane Worldwide as our general agent in Japan and have every confidence that Richard and his team will support our clients with expertise in Japanese breakbulk and projects.

Chipolbrok has announced fleet expansion plans and by the end of 2021, the fleet will operate twenty-three ships including four 64,000 deadweight new builds that are multipurpose vessels.

“We believe our cooperation with Crane Worldwide will not only improve our outbound service in Asia, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and US/Americas, but also see great opportunity in the inbound segment of bulk business,” they add.

Crane Worldwide Logistics continues to expand in Asia despite the recent market conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s value proposition focuses on Technology, Service and People. Client partnership and flexible supply chain solutions are a key area of focus.

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