Ship agents Cambiaso & Risso open Dubai office

Italian ship agency Cambiaso & Risso expands into Middle East maritime sector with opening of Dubai office.
Group chairman and CEO Giovanni Paolo Risso.
Group chairman and CEO Giovanni Paolo Risso.
Cambiaso & Risso group chairman and CEO Giovanni Paolo Risso
Cambiaso & Risso group chairman and CEO Giovanni Paolo Risso

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Italian ship agents Cambiaso & Risso Group has expanded its operations in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent with the opening of a new regional office in Dubai.

The office will serve merchant ship owners and the cruise industry’s interests in the ports of the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The company plans to add Iraq and Pakistan at a later date as well.

Cambiaso & Risso will cover both port agency for cargo ships and port/tour operations for cruise companies, which are using Dubai as a turnaround port in ever-greater numbers.

“We have been operating in the Middle East since 2011,” said group chairman and CEO Giovanni Paolo Risso. “The successful operations at our Singapore and Hong Kong offices convinced our group to strengthen our presence in Middle East and Indian subcontinent.”

“This area is growing and becoming a real reference point in the maritime cluster and in particular in the oil and cruise sectors, which represent our core business,” he added. “We want to play a major role in this region.”

Cambiaso & Risso currently has offices in Italy, France, Monaco, Spain, Slovenia, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The company has calved out a reputation for itself as a “boutique shipping agency” able to deliver tailor-made services to the tramp shipping, cruise and yachting industries.

It manages around 4,000 ship calls a year with annual turnover in excess of US $166-million.

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