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SOUTHERN STAR CHINA RELOCATES

A short 2 years after inception Southern Star Marine Supplies Co Ltd has moved to larger state of the art premises in the heart of the Shanghai ship supply precinct of PuDong New District.

The warehouse comprises 1600 mtr meters of dry space, 80 cubic meters of Freezer area, 150 m2 of Chiller and 300m2 of office & accommodation space.
This allows SSM to operate with efficiency and professional structure adding to the high quality service already SSM has become known for in China
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SOUTHERN CROSS to SPONSOR IMPA 2014 – LONDON

Southern Cross Marine Supplies will be assisting IMPA in the sponsorship of the Annual Dinner.

IMPA is the International Marine Purchasing Association where Southern Cross have been members since inception in 2004.
IMPA was formed in 1978 by a group of senior purchasing executives who wanted to create an industry “voice” to represent the interests of the purchasing profession with shipping and promote close co-operation and understanding between buyer and supplier. IMPA now has over 600 members across the world. Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Ship Managers, Ship Caterers together with Manufacturers and Ship Suppliers. Jim Costalos is the Australian Ambassador for IMPA.

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POSIDONIA 2014

Southern Cross Marine Supplies & Southern Star Marine Supplies were pleased to participate in the recent Posidonia Exhibition in Athens. Represented by Jim Costalos, Con Costalos, Chris McGregor, Cesco Finato and Li Yonghong.

The exhibition was held at the Metropolitan Expo Centre close by the Athens Airport for the second time proved to be the most successful event in the history of the event. More than 1850 exhibitors from 93 countries took part. Posidonia remains the leading trade event for the shipping industry. Down the years the Greek owners have always shown a profound understanding of shipping markets and the global economy, and in this way Greek shipping acts as a bellwether for the industry as a whole, something Posidonia has always tried to reflect.

The 24th Posidonia was opened by the Prime Minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras, in the presence of various international dignitaries. These included the EC vice president and Commissioner responsible for Transport, Siim Kallas, US acting maritime administrator Paul Jaenichen, President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli and shipping ministers from Cyprus, Hong Kong, Liberia, Malta and the UK.

The Southern Cross group was very pleased to see many of its customers and friends visit Stand number 4-232 to share a drink and a chat.

Now we look forward to 2016……

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JIM COSTALOS - ASSA CHAIRMAN

Southern Cross is pleased to inform that at the recent ASSA (Australian Ship Suppliers & Services Association) held in Darwin, Jim Costalos was unanimously appointed as Chairman of the Association.

Jim was a founding member of the association in 1980. Jim has held the Chairmanship on 2 previous occasions (1991/92 & 2001/02 ) as well as Vice Chairman 1985,88,89,90,2011,12. This position is in addition to the important position of The IMPA Ambassador to Australia.

 

GSM RELOCATION

Southern Cross Marine are pleased to announce that its Head Office function GSM will be relocating into the heart of Port Adelaide from the 2nd September 2013. It is the first time in 10 years that the office will be returning to its traditional home of Port Adelaide.

The address will be
120 COMMERCIAL ROAD,
PORT ADELAIDE, SA. 5015, AUSTRALIA.

The contact numbers, email, phone, fax remain unchanged.

 

Southern Cross to Sponsor IMPA 2013 - London

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Southern Cross Marine Supplies will be assisting IMPA in the sponsorship of the pre-event networking reception at the House of Parliament, followed by dinner at Doubletree Hilton in London September 2013.

IMPA is the International Marine Purchasing Association where Southern Cross have been members since inception in 2004.
IMPA was formed in 1978 by a group of senior purchasing executives who wanted to create an industry “voice” to represent the interests of the purchasing profession within shipping and promote close co-operation and understanding between buyer and supplier. IMPA now has over 600 members across the world – Ship Owners, Ship Operator, Ship Managers, Ship Caterers together with Manufacturers and Ship Suppliers. Jim Costalos is the Australian Ambassador for IMPA.

 

POSIDONIA 2012 in Athens

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Southern Cross Marine Supplies & Southern Star Marine Supplies were pleased to participate in the recent Posidonia Exhibition in Athens. Represented by Jim Costalos, Con Costalos, Chris McGregor & Li Yonghong.

The exhibition was held for the first time at the state of the art Metropolitan Expo Centre close by the Athens airport. The available space was 45,000 square meters and an estimated 17,000 visitors from 90 countries attended. Despite the overall glum news of Greece’s economic and political turmoil, Posidonia succeeded in keeping up numbers and clearly expressed the positive light of the Greek shipping. Which continues to be a beacon – an international ambassador for the country.

Annual data prepared by Lloyds Register/Fairplay and issued by the London based Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee show that in March, the Greek controlled fleet had reached a record 264 million dwt with 3760 ships. The average of the ships is now 10.5 years as against 20.3 years in 2000. A study from Petrofin shows that there are 762 Greek based Shipmanagement companies. Out of this just 34 companies operated fleets of 25 vessels or more.

The 2012 even was the largest ever and considered to be the “best ever”.

The Southern Cross Group was very pleased to see many of its customers and friends attend Stand Number 4-138 to share a drink and a chat.

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WELCOME TO RYAN SHAH
Southern Cross Management is pleased to announce the appointment of RYAN SHAH as the Manager for Southern Star Singapore.

Ryan is a 41 year shipping professional with many years experience at Shoreline Shipcare, HMS & Shipcare Marine in Singapore. Ryan is welcomed to the Southern Team and we are sure Ryan will offer the highest standard of attention and service to our customer base. Ryan can be reached on his direct mobile on: : +65 9758 0207 and via the Singapore office.

Important Announcement
The Management of Southern Cross are pleased to announce the appointment of Kenny Ngai to the operations of the Company based in Brisbane which includes Purchasing for Queensland ports and local marketing. Kenny will join the Brisbane team on the 26th March and brings with him a wealth of experience, to add to the already experienced team. Kenny 41 years old ship supply professional. Previous appointments with Marincorp Singapore, Southern Ocean Singapore and recently as Purchasing Manager for IST Marine Singapore. Kenny is fluent in English, Chinese, Malay & Indonesian languages.

 

January 2012
Southern Cross is pleased to inform you that Jim Costalos has been appointed as the IMPA (International Marine Purchasing Association) Ambassador for Australia.

This is addition to his recent appointment as Vice Chairman of ASSA (Australian Ship Suppliers Association).

Important Announcement
CHINA AND SINGAPORE - August 2011

We wish to advise that we have now established a new joint venture in CHINA with a local marine company to set up SOUTHERN STAR MARINE SUPPLIES CO LTD.

This new venture takes in new but experienced staff well known within the ship supply industry led by Mr Li Yong Hong.

Our premises are situated in Shanghai and are ideally located in the heart of the industrial districts for ease of supplies.

Our focus remains on competitive prices with the emphasis on quality and service.

We ask that in the first instance that you contact our Australian Head Office for any requirements.

Looking forward to offering our services in CHINA.

With this opportunity we announce the cessation of our JV with Southern Ocean in SINGAPORE and announce our new venture with SOUTHERN STAR MARINE SUPPLIES based in Taus/Singapore. We will continue to offer the same high quality service with a much higher focus on competitive rates. We also are able to offer handling of Ship Spare and storage for our customers for scheduled deliveries onboard the vessels. Again experienced staff are at the forefront.

Also in the first instance we ask that the Australian Head Office is contacted in order to co-ordinate all requirements.

 

Important Announcement - POSIDONIA 2010
Southern Cross Marine Supplies were pleased to participate in the recent Posidonia Exhibition in Athens. Represented by Jim Costalos, Max Petersen & Con Costalos together with the subsidiary company Southern Ocean Supplies Singapore represented by Kenny Ngai.

The exhibition was opened by the Greek Minister of Economy, Competitiveness & Shipping – Mrs Louka Katseli. There were 1858 exhibitors covering 87 countries. A total of over 17,000 visitors attended the week - long event.

The 2010 event was the largest ever and a great success overall, especially under the current difficult economic circumstances and challenges facing Greece at this time. Showing a positive light on the future of the maritime industry.

Southern Cross was very pleased to see many of its customers and friends attend Stand Number 531 to share a drink and a chat. Pictures from the event are below.

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Upgrade to Townsville and Gladstone
Southern Cross is pleased to announce that with its constant effort to improve its services and competitiveness, that it has relocated offices/warehouses at Townsville & Gladstone, to more spacious, modern and efficient premises nearby the ports. Address details are shown in the branches section of this site.

 

Important Announcement - Southern Cross at Posidonia 2008
Southern Cross Marine Supplies are proud to be involved in the recent Posidonia 2008 Exhibition which was opened by the Greek Prime Minister, Mr Costas Karamanlis.
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Important Announcement - 24th January 2006

" Now open for business in Singapore "

Dear clients / friends,

We are pleased to announce the GRAND OPENING of "Southern Cross Marine Supplies (Singapore) Pte Ltd" as an important Group Member of Southern Cross Marine supplies (Australia). This new Far East operation caters for all departments for your vessels calling, ports of Singapore - Off port limits Singapore and several Malaysian main ports.

Southern Cross Singapore are also aiming to become a major player in the initial new building outfits supplied by container to building yards in China - Korea and Japan. Southern Cross Singapore's operations is headed by Mr. Mike Tan and his professional hand picked team, Mr. Tan has nearly 15 years experience in the Singapore Marine services industry and has the full assistance of all the Southern Cross Australia's professional marketing / management executives.

Southern Cross Marine supplies (Singapore) Pte Ltd operate from a 21,000 square feet modern Warehouse / office complex fully equipped with cool room & freezer facilities and they ensure/guarantee that all fresh / frozen provisions are delivered in insulated containers to ensure best quality upon delivery in Singapore's tropical temperatures.

All technical supplies deck - engine - cabin - medical - safety - nautical will be delivered clearly marked for easy & fast checking by your vessels officers / crew. Besides offering the services as a traditional general ship supplier - they also offer their warehouse facilities as storage / transit / customs clearance point for any spare parts you may wish to forward to your vessel directly.

We trust that your good company will assist Southern Cross Singapore in becoming the fastest growing marine supply / services entity and hope that you will allow Southern Cross Singapore the opportunity to submit their most competitive prices. We guarantee that your vessels' officers and crew will experience the good "old fashioned" ship supply services during delivery with emphasis on Service and attention at all times.

For any enquiries / prices please contact Southern Cross Singapore on details listed below OR please feel free to contact Mr. Jim Costalos through The Australian Group & Marketing office in Adelaide Australia, Mr. Costalos is in contact with Singapore 24 hours - 7 days a week.

Southern Cross Singapore
Mr. Mike Tan
Phone ; 65 - 68978884
Fax ; 65 - 68977677
e-mail ; Singapore@scmsmarine.com.sg

Southern Cross Australia (Sales & Marketing)
Mr. Jim Costalos
Phone ; 61 - 8 82351052
Fax ; 61 - 8 82350852
e-mail ; gsm@scms.com.au

Looking forward to service your company and fleet of vessels

 

Important Announcement - 13th January 2004

To Our Valued Clients and Associates

There has been much communication and confusion recently regarding the fate of Legend Nautilus Australia.

It is our pleasure to announce that the business of Legend Nautilus Australia is now under the control of senior LNA staff (past & present) under a new entity known as Southern Cross Marine Supplies Pty. Ltd.

PFD Food Services have exited the ship supply industry, whilst negotiations are underway for a delivery agency agreement with Sealanes.

Traditional Ship Supply will re-emerge with individual Family Companies united around the coast of Australia offering the Best of the Best within the industry.

SERVICE WILL BE PARAMOUNT, QUALITY AND PRICE - THE BALANCE

All previous LNA contracts and agreements with ship owners and managers will remain in place to be honoured to the best of our ability.

We shall maintain a new Group Sales and Marketing office based in Adelaide headed by Jim Costalos. This will be the Communication Centre for ease of communication and distribution to the entire Australian network.

The previous LNA marketing telephone, faxes and email lines will be diverted to the Southern Cross GSM office to enable a continuation of > smooth transactions.

As we proceed trading the brand name of Legend Nautilus will slowly transfer to Southern Cross Marine Supplies Pty Ltd.

Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification.

Furthermore should you wish to confirm this with Sealanes, contact can be made via Frank Ashley on phone: +61 8 93362722, Fax +61 8 93362684, Email: franka@Sealanes.com.au

SOUTHERN CROSS MARINE SUPPLIES PTY LTD
Suite 5 / 149 Brebner Drive, West Lakes, SA 5021
Australia Phone: +61 8 82351052
Fax: +61 8 82350852
Email: gsm@scms.com.au

Jim Costalos - mobile +61 412557117 - after hours +61 8 83416494
Con Costalos - mobile +61 412818955 / after hours +61 8 84498882

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