Going it alone

InterBulk has announced the ending of its representation by Ben Line Agencies in China. Ben Line Agency will continue to represent InterBulk in a number of other Asian countries, but following the acquisition by Sinotrans of 35 percent of InterBulk PLC shares, a review was undertaken to establish how the company should serve the needs of its customers in China.

It was eventually decided that as from 30 September 2012 this would be best accomplished by building on InterBulk’s own offices in the country and working directly with customers via its own organisation. The owned offices, in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Qingdao, will co-ordinate all customer requirements, while as InterBulk’s business partner Sinotrans will support operations.