Shipping Masters is a small company focused on providing big results to our clients. We work hard to understand our client’s needs and deliver practical result driven solutions. In doing so we tap our local and worldwide expertise as well as a very extensive range of contacts throughtout the shipping and logistics industry.
Shipping Masters has worked for three areas of the industry – Port Authorities/Terminal Operating Companies, Forwarders and Beneficial Cargo Owners.
The key focus for Port Authorities/Terminals has been to present their capabilities to carriers, NVOCC’s and BCO’s in Asia – particularly those with corporate HQ’s in Asia -to seek more business.
The key focus with forwarders and BCO’s has been to look at their ocean carrier procurement profile in Asia, determine buying strategies to suit their short and medium term needs and implement an on the ground plan to deliver that successfully.
I have been doing business with Jeremy for 20 years – initially as a competitor, but also more recently as a supplier ( at Maersk Line ) and industry figure in Asia.
As well as having considerable commercial acumen Jeremy has very extensive industry experience in the carrier, port and NVOCC sectors – both in Asia and beyond. He combines this experience with a practical approach, efficient and business-like manner, and a great sense of humour.
For any company looking to get their hands around the shipping industry in Asia he will be an excellent resource and source of information and advice.
Shipping Masters has represented the Port of Montreal in Asia since 2012.
Carriers and end users have multiple gateways to connect to Eastern Canada from Asia. The Port of Montreal has been promoting trans-shipment services through North Europe or the Mediterranean ( with connectivity to multiple markets ) which are attractive options but need to be presented with clarity. Jeremy’s intimate knowledge of carrier economics as well as the North American market and his ability to clearly articulate the advantages Montreal enjoys, has been a key factor in carrier and end user awareness in Asia and helped facilitate a drive that has made Asia our No 1 growth market. 15 years ago we barely did any business to Asia. It now represents over 25 % of our business.
Jeremy’s background as senior trade manager in a carrier ( as well as running various regions ) has given him a very clear perspective on the drivers in port call decisions, the process and the contributing parties involved. He not only provides excellent on the ground representation for us then but his opinions are also highly valued on strategy matters.