INCO Ships Sydney
Inco Ships successfully manages and operates ship types from conventional geared bulk carriers, through to complex self-unloading bulk cargo ships, fully automated powder cement carriers and large transhipment projects.
Celebrating 15 years of successful operation in 2011, Inco Ships has a history of working in a close co-operative partnership with our clients from new ship project, through to operation and life extension of existing vessels.
As an owner as well as a manager, we understand the commercial realities of operating in the modern shipping environment.
Headquartered in Sydney, with regional offices in Adelaide and Manila, means we are never far from our core clients.
Inco Ships is a dynamic ship management company constantly on the lookout for new business. With a proven track record spanning 15 years the company has an established and stable pool of management expertise from which we can rapidly expand our core activities.
Our management philosophy is simple - employ competent people, provide robust systems, produce effective and efficient outcomes.
Inco Ships shore based and sea-going employees possess a skillful blend of technical ability matched with business acumen, enabling us to manage a range of vessel types efficiently and profitably.
This unique blend of skills, together with a focus on continual review and improvement, allows us to remain at the forefront of ship management.
Inco Ships is certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 18001:2007 and AS 4801:2001.
The company was formed in 1985 to build the vessel 'Sandra Marie' at Carrington Slipway, NSW for a long term charter to ICI. To this day we are Australian owned and operated
In 1996 ship management was added to the list of services offered following the acquisition of the shipping activities of Howard Smith Industries. Starting with one wholly owned and three managed vessels.
At its peak Ship Management had 15 vessels under management. This included an array of bulk self dischargers, cattle carriers, container vessels and tankers.
In more recent times the company has focused on its niche of tailoring vessels to meet particular Australian trades. This involves ownership of three tankers and one Multipurpose vessel plus management of a self discharging bulk vessel.
Inco Ships recognises that crew competency and motivation are key to any vessel's safe and efficient operation. We understand the importance of selection and retention of key personnel to the overall functioning of the ship.
Inco Ships operates crewing divisions in Sydney and Manila enabling us to meet worldwide crew and travel requirements. Our recruiting process focuses heavily on personality assessment to ensure that the prospective employee is aligned with our Company Culture.
The company offers on-going training of employees and actively encourages advancement through the ranks with particular emphasis on ratings progressing into Officer positions.
The Crewing Module of our fleet management software gives real-time access to all personnel data as well as digital copies of certificates and other training. The system also facilitates detailed crew-change planning and qualification discrepancy reporting.
Inco Ships offers crew supply services on a lump sum basis for any type of vessel.