Containership owner Seaspan Corp and ship manager Anglo-Eastern Univan Group have announced a new procurement joint venture based in Singapore.

The new venture named Sea Sourcing aims to enhance competitiveness through economies of scale, forge long-terms partnerships with suppliers, and provide increased volumes and stability.

Sea Sourcing will be jointly led by Seaspan Director of Procurement Gareth Hartlett and Jesper Larsen, who has headed up Anglo-Eastern’s procurement arm, Ocean Sourcing, since 2018. Sea Sourcing will commence operations in May 2022.

“Sea Sourcing is a partnership between one of the world’s largest container ship owners and ship managers,” said Carsten Ostenfeldt, COO of Anglo-Eastern. “Through this joint venture, supplier prices, as well as associated terms and conditions, can be fully optimised for the benefit of our clients.”

“Sea Sourcing represents a great opportunity for Seaspan and Anglo-Eastern to truly leverage scale in a transparent and efficient manner, ultimately benefitting our respective customers and partners,” added Torsten Holst Pedersen, COO of Seaspan;

 “We foresee exciting developments in the digital space as a consequence of our combined forces and look forward to embracing next-generation digital procurement as a way to further add value for our clients,” added Ostenfeldt.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News