Mahe Shipping Company Ltd held an introductory meeting on Tuesday 19th September 2023 with the newly appointed French Commissaire principal (Lt Cdr) for Seychelles, Timothée SEVAISTRE. The company has been working closely with his predecessor, ensuring that both logistical support and port operations related matters are planned and executed seamlessly, further ensuring a smooth and successful port visit of French flagged Navy Ships calling to Port Victoria, Seychelles.
The introductory meeting was taken as an opportunity to reaffirm the company’s dedication and commitment towards the support of EU led forces within the Seychelles region. (Lt Cdr) Timothée Sevaistre was presented with a token of appreciation, a book titled “Seychelles, Ships and the Sea” written by two of Mahe Shipping Company’s Directors, which was launched to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary.
The brief meeting was attended by Mr. Lynze Marimba, the Head of Agency & Freight Forwarding and Mr. Ryan Talma, the Assistant Operations Manager.
Mahe Shipping welcomed a courtesy call from our principal Global Defense Logistics (GDL) representative Mr. Manousos Bailakis who was in Seychelles from the 6th to 8th September.
GDL is an established Global Defence Logistic Support provider offering more than 30 years' experience in Navy Husbanding provision including in specialist areas such as Ship Supply, Maritime Security and Support Equipment. Mahe Shipping has been working with GDL since 2017 providing shipping agency services to the navy ships and ensuring that all logistical arrangements such as crew change, transportation, accommodation and health care for the crew on board the vessels are well taken care of.
During his stay, Mr. Bailakis visited Mahe Shipping for a brief introduction and meeting to discuss our working relationship, get feedback on the services being provided and also discuss areas for expansion. The meeting was attended by the Managing Director, Ms. Appoo, the Head of Agency & Freight Forwarding, Mr. Lynze Marimba and the Assistant Operations Manager, Mr. Ryan Talma. The company was pleased to receive very good feedback on the services being provided by the Shipping Agency team and subsequent to the meeting, he proceeded to visit SPA port facilities, including IPHS Quay and some of our service providers.