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Socopao becomes husbandry agents for MOL South Africa

Durban (South Africa). 18 October 2017

Socopao, a subsidiary of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, has secured the Husbandry Agency representation for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). This agreement represents 390 vessel calls per annum (Liner and Non-Liner) and allows Socopao to provide a range of husbandry services to MOL.

Socopao started operating in South Africa in 2012 and offers a full range of liner and tramping agency services to vessel owners / charters and cargo owners. Anthony Mitchell, General Manager for Socopao South Africa, said: “We are proud to be representing and protecting the interests of this major Japanese shipping line. We will continue supporting the quick and safe turnaround of the MOL vessels as we do in other countries in Africa.” 

Mr. Frédéric Malevialle, Regional General Manager Southern Africa for MOL said he was happy to  “outsource the husbandry operations of all MOL vessels (Liner and Non-Liner) to Socopao South Africa in main South African ports namely Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and East London. Because Bolloré Transport & Logistics is a strong operator in Africa and one of our main partners, they are representing us in West Africa as well as in Madagascar and Reunion Islands he added. With this choice we are highly confident that our vessels operations will be handled smoothly.”