By David Robinson

Global port agency and marine travel specialist, ISS GMT, continues to expand its services and activities serving the yacht sector. The latest move in this expansion is the opening of a new office in Palma to serve the travel and logistics needs of the large number of yacht officers and crew based or staying there while yachts are refitted or repaired.

The new office is located in the Global Building of the large STP yard facility, putting it at the centre of the wide range of yacht repair, maintenance and refit work underway in the facility at any one time.

Sales manager, Laurence Carlier said: “Opening an office in Europe has long been a goal for ISS GMT and we are thrilled to have a base in Palma. The new location will allow us to better service our clients when heading to the Med season as well as reinforcing our presence on the European market.

Carlier told SB: “The new office will aim to serve the whole of the Western Mediterranean and the key yacht centres in France, Spain, Italy and elsewhere,” adding that she would be visiting the main South of France refit yards to build awareness of the new office and the services it will offer.

The opening of the Palma base is the latest move of ISS GMT in developing its growing portfolio of yacht related products and services. Earlier this year it set up a new global superyacht support service to use its global network of port offices, the largest in the world, to assist yachts anywhere in the world. This new operation is run out of the company’s head office in Fort Lauderdale. It also launched a travel app to make yacht officers and crew aware of ISS GMT’s travel services.

In other moves ISS GMT has expanded its coverage in Brazil well in time for the World Cup and also in a number of other South American markets such as Chile and Venezuela.