SOUTHERN CROSS ARE PROUD AND PLEASED TO BE PART OF THE AUSTRALIAN BORDER WATCH PROGRAM.
A GREAT SOUTHERN CROSS STALWART RETIRES
Hideo Ikeda affectingly known as simply IKE – announced his retirement from the industry. To take effect from 30th September 2016.
Ike immigrated to Australia from his native Japan in 1966.
He was Skipper on a prawn trawler and also involved in Culture pearls.
Ike entered the ship supply industry through a small family business in Brisbane in 1975. He went on to join the mega ship supply group Nautilus in 1983. He departed Nautilus for a brief period to operate his own Ship Supply business, which was eventually bought up by Nautilus. He remained at Nautilus also known as Metro Nautilus & Legend Nautilus until 2003.
Ike was one of the original members of the new start up family group Southern Cross in December 2004. He has been a loyal member of the group and has been instrumental in the growth of the SX business in Japan and locally with Master deciding cash vessels.
Ike will be missed by all in the industry, but he will spend his days doing what he loves most – playing golf and drinking beer.
Ike will still be available, as he will be calling in on a regular basis to assist the team in Brisbane as required.
We wish Hideo Ikeda – Ike all the best in is retirement.
Southern Cross Marine Supplies Australia , Southern Star Marine Supplies China & Southern Everise Singapore - the Southern Group. Were please to participate in the recent Posidonia Exhibition in Athens. Represented by Jim Costalos, Con Costalos, Chris McGregor, Li Yonghong & Andrew Chee.
The exhibition was held at the Metropolitan Expo Centre close by the Athens International Airport for the third consecutive time, broke all records. The exhibition attracted a record 22,000 shipping industry professionals. Over 1800 exhibitors from around the world participated. The visitor count was 14% over the 2014 event. Indications are 2018 will be ever greater, with strong demand already in place.
This year’s conference (the 25th) hosted many key dignitaries, including Greece’s Prime Minister , Alexis Tsipras, IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim and EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc. The Lord Mayor of London , Lord Mountevans .
The Southern Group were very pleased to see many of its Customers and friends visit our Stand Number 4-232 to share a drink and a chat.
Now we look towards 2018.
WELCOME TO ANDREW CHEE
The Southern Group Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of ANDREW CHEE as General Manager for SOUTHERN EVERISE (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD.
Andrew brings with him 33 years of ship supply experience. Andrew is shipping professional with vast experience at Goodwill Shipping Supply & Services as Purchasing Manager, Penta Offshore, Stromme Ship Supplies and Legend/Nautilus Singapore. Andrew is welcomed to the Southern Team and we are sure Andrew will offer the highest standard of attention and service to our customer base.
ISSA CERTIFICATION for Singaopore division
The SOUTHERN Group is proud to announce that the Singapore division SOUTHERN EVERISE (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD has been awarded the ISSA Quality Certificate.
ISO CERTIFICATION for Southern Star China
The SOUTHERN Group is proud to announce that the Shanghai office SOUTHERN STAR MARINE SUPPLIES CO LTD has qualified for ISO certification.
GB/T 19001-2008/ISO 9001;2008 Standard.
China Great Wall Quality Assurance Centre Quality Management System Certificate, member of Multilateral Recognition Arrangement and CNAS Management Systems.
SOUTHERN EVERISE SINGAPORE MEETS ITS SUPPLIERS
Southern Everise Singapore the newly established arm of the Group in Singapore threw a Cocktail Reception at the impressive ALKAFF MANSION RISORANTE in Singapore recently 55 Guests were invited and enjoyed a lavish buffet dinner at this up market Singapore establishment.
It allowed the opportunity for Southern Everise Management & Staff to meet with the main suppliers the Company will be establishing trading conditions with.
Jim Costalos addressed the Guests with a report on the establishment, ownership and future aims of the Company while Mr Li Yong Hong also addressed the group in Mandarin, to everyone’s appreciation.
SOUTHERN EVERISE (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
We wish to thank our friends and customers for their overwhelming support. As a result, our Singapore Division has seen exponential growth and will be reorganized as part of our expansion programme in collaboration with our China partners.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that our Singapore Division is now moving into a new warehouse/office complex. As from the 14th September our business activity will be commenced under a new entity SOUTHERN EVERISE (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD.
We believe this reorganization will add value to our customer base through enhanced quality of service and competitiveness of our prices.
To ensure a seamless customer experience during this period of transition, Southern Star Marine Pte Ltd will continue to operate side by side until all financial obligations have been completed.
You can rest assured that SOUTHERN EVERISE (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD will continue offering the quality and service at competitive prices that the Southern Group is well known for
JIM COSTALOS – HONOURED BY ISSA (April 2015)
Southern Cross is pleased to inform that at the recent ASSA (Australian Ship Suppliers & Services Association ) held in Singapore in conjunction with the International convention, Jim Costalos was unanimously appointed to continue as Chairman of the Association for another term. The Australian members showed tremendous support for their Singaporean neighbours by attending in large numbers.
Further Jim was honoured by the International body for 41 years in the Industry for his invaluable contributions to the ship supply industry.
INTERNATIONAL SHIP SUPPLIERS & SERVICES ASSOCIATION 60th annual Conference & Convention in Singapore 24/26 April.
Southern Cross Marine are happy to announce that in conjunction with the Australian Ship Suppliers & Services Association will participate in the Singapore convention.
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