The cruise ships involved with the agreement are fiev of Silversea's eight vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Shadow, Silver Spirit, Silver Wind and Silver Whisper.
'The agreement will allow us to offer our primary client a 360° degree service including: services arrangements, berth reservations for planned changes or itineraries, quotations and proformas requests, direct negotiations on site with vendors, tenders on specific services, amongst a list of items,' specifies Giovanni Paolo Risso ceo of the Italian shipping services and tour operator provider.
In ports where it has its own branch offices, C&R will take direct care of the activity; while in other ports C&R will act as a supervisor of the local sub-agent designated by Silversea.
'The agreement does not foresee the birth of a joint venture or any specific new company, but however it can be considered the first such type in the cruise sector,' claims C&R. 'We have established a common teamwork with staff from the two companies who will work in synergy on a continuous basis,'said Risso.
Cambiaso & Risso, founded in 1946 in Genoa, has offices in Monaco, Italy, France, Spain, Slovenia, Singapore and Hong Kong, generating overall €150m in sales, employing over 200 staff, taking care of some 4,000 ship calls of all ship types.
C&R has developed plans aimed at implementing a more international structure, a global plan to complete on all markets and export his philosophy to provide tailor-made services.
In November 2013 the multi-faceted company increased its presence in the Far East by launching a new Hong Kong-based branch, after having strengthened its Singapore office that’s been providing full port logistic services to cargo and cruise ships.
Over the next few months branches will be opened by C&R in Panama, Shanghai and UAE.