MAN inks service deal covering 111 dry bulkers

Written by Nick Blenkey
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From left to right: William Chan (Purchasing Manager, Pacific Basin), Sarath Prasannan (Managing Director, MAN Hong Kong), Jay K Pillai (Director, Fleet, Pacific Basin), Harsh Bhave (General Manager, Technical, Pacific Basin), Raymond Siu (Head of Sales, MAN Hong Kong), Jason Lai (Senior Sales Account Manager, MAN Hong Kong)

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a service agreement covering 111 bulkers owned by Hong Kong headquartered Pacific Basin Shipping. The contract will be managed by MAN PrimeServ from Hong Kong in close cooperation with the PrimeServ global network with some 120 service hubs.

The agreement covers field, workshop and technical services on MAN main engines, generators and turbochargers aboard the ships, all of which are owned by Pacific Basin and managed by its in-house technical-management team.

“Pacific Basin is committed to delivering a safe, environmentally friendly and reliable freight service to cargo customers around the world with a vision to be the first choice partner for customers and other stakeholders in dry-bulk shipping,” says Jay K Pillai, Fleet Director – Pacific Basin. “MAN is our trusted partner as engine maker and service provider, as well as supplier of genuine spares and the best technical expertise on engines. We expect this service agreement will help to maximize further our operational and cost efficiencies, while also enhancing the long-standing partnership between MAN and Pacific Basin.”

“By combining Pacific Basin’s in-house knowledge with MAN’s know-how and experience, we believe that this agreement will improve the predictability of Pacific Basin’s operational costs, minimize maintenance costs as well as optimize the planning of services and spare-part deliveries,” says Sarath Prasannan, Managing Director – MAN Energy Solutions Hong Kong, “Through first-class service, we are committed to ensure safe, reliable and cost-efficient engine operation so that Pacific Basin can focus on what is important to their customers in an environmentally-sustainable way.”

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