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Yang Ming Group, Marine Container Services in strategic alliance ‘The new JV expected to add more luster to Indian logistics service’

One of the world’s leading container transportation companies with a comparatively young fleet, Yang Ming Group (YML) has joined hands with Mumbai-based Marine Container Services (MCS) to create a formidable joint venture partnership, Yang Ming Line India Pvt Ltd. The coming together of the Taiwanese company with the highly diversified Indian group company providing services in shipping and international transportation across the country is expected to bring in a new level of competence into work in the logistics.

The joint venture will benefit richly from the experience that their partners, Chairman Capt Somesh Batra and Managing Director Capt J G Lin, bring to the new entity.
The new venture was flagged off by Mr W H Huang, President, Yang Ming Group and Mr Robert Ho, Executive Vice- President, Yang Ming Group, on March 18, at the newly well furnished office premises at World Trade Centre, Mumbai.

Coming at a time when many of the principals are setting out on their own with agency relationship outfits, this venture would perhaps help bring a new dynamism to do business with well-coordinated efforts and offer services at affordable price points.

Terming the partnership as “Partnership for Success”, Capt. Somesh Batra said, “Today is a great honor for us to have the President visit us and also inaugurate the office. It’s been 17 years since he made his last visit and I hope his next visit will be in less than 17 months. We have to make it happen. We have to give him opportunity to come to India. We hope to take the company to greater heights, as is the tradition of the Group.” Speaking on the occasion, Mr Huang said, "We have long enjoyed a strong relationship with MCS over the last several years and this joint ownership will further cement that relationship. We are very excited to be able to announce this merger. Our goal for several years has been to find a well-run company with an experienced management team which has compatible businesses and a similar philosophy toward diversification."

The President handed over a memento ‘Harmony’ to Capt. Somesh Batra. Accepting the memento, Capt. Somesh Batra said, “It should be displayed as a memento of this occasion for all times to come for all the prosperity to see this occasion. This gift has a great meaning.”

Harmony, the stainless steel work of art by Yo Yo Yang is composed of two parts. The globe represents the sun, whereas the arc represents the crescent moon. Sun and moon together form the second connector of Yang Ming name. The joining of these two arcs represents the Chinese connector of man. It also suggests great harmony, harmony of people and harmony of things. So the whole configuration of this sculpture represents harmony and close co-operation in Yang Ming. The globe represents the earth, implied by uninterrupted operations of Yang Ming fleet in the oceans of the world.

With their synergies having met, Yang Ming Line India Pvt Ltd will have what it takes to become one of the leading freight forwarding and logistics providers in India. The team behind the operations comes with substantial years of experience, across the freight forwarding and logistics industries to ensure hassle-free transportation of your shipments. With the strong support from the Yang Ming Group and a global network of partners, the new company seems to be adequately geared up to take on any challenge and deliver what is expected of it across global destinations.

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