Recognizing the expanding scope and importance of its Far East, India and Gulf service, Intermarine recently appointed Mr. Richard Seeg to the position of Managing Director for Asia. Based in Intermarine’s Asian Headquarters office in Shanghai, he will continue to direct all aspects of the company’s Asian operations.
In making the announcement Intermarine’s CEO, Andre Grikitis, stated, ‘In the past year our Asian service, under the direction of Richard, has added nine vessels to the rotation, and it has become a leading provider of project transport. With continued growth on the horizon, this election is reflective of the leadership that Richard has exhibited and the dedication of the Intermarine personnel in Asia and North America.’
‘We see new opportunities in the Asian market every day,’ continued Grikitis. ‘These include the establishment of feeder services to support our primary long haul trade and expanding transshipment services from Asia to the Americas and elsewhere. In time we expect our Asian activity will equal that in the Americas.’
Mr. Seeg was initially posted to Asia in 2001, where he opened the company’s Asia Supervisory office in Seoul. In 2005 he moved the office to Shanghai to capitalize on the changing Asian trade scene and the emerging Chinese economy. Earlier this year Intermarine moved its Asian Headquarters to the new Hong Yi Plaza in Shanghai’s central business district, where it now employ’s almost 20 people.
Originally from Massachusetts, Mr. Seeg holds a BS from Tufts University in Boston and an MBA from Tulane University in New Orleans. He joined Intermarine in 1998 after serving as an officer in the US Navy.
With offices in Houston, New Orleans, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Shanghai and Mumbai, Intermarine provides regular and reliable project transportation in the Americas and Asia as well as customized services worldwide.