CONSORT TAKES OVER STEAMSHIPS COASTAL - 1ST JULY 2015 - Consort Express Lines Limited - Consort Express Lines Limited

CONSORT TAKES OVER STEAMSHIPS COASTAL – 1ST JULY 2015

CONSORT TAKES OVER STEAMSHIPS COASTAL – 1ST JULY 2015

Steamships Coastal Shipping is now fully operating under Consort as of the 1st of July. The official move came about when the signing took place on 30th June at the Steamships board room between Steamships Managing Director, Mr. Peter Langslow and Consort Board Director, Mr. Denniston McInnes. The signing was witnessed by Consort’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Stuart Craker, Steamships Finance Director, Mr. Sean Pelling and the legal team from both companies.

The move sees Steamships Shipping which operates charter liners and coastal shipping river services now come under the management of Consort . With the recent changes, Consort which is a leading provider of liner trades that calls into 15 ports in the country and Townsville in Australia, including project char-ters will now provide coastal and river shipping services in Papua New Guinea.

Prior to the merger, Steamships Trading Company had a 51 per cent shareholding of Consort but now has increased its shareholding to 70 per cent. The merger will allow the company to enhance its business operations in the marine industry and continue providing its shipping services in the country.

Seated: Steamships Managing Director, Mr. Peter Langslow and Consort Board Director Mr, Denniston McInnes with (L-R) Consort’s General Manager, Mr. Terry Fuery, Steamships Finance Director Mr. Sean Pelling and Consort’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mr. Stuart Craker.

Picture and story courtesy of Tok Steamies—Wanita Wakus, PR Unit, Steamships (July 2015).