Wallem Ship Agency Japan handles first cruise business


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWallem’s Agency team in Japan was delighted to welcome the MSC Lirica recently on her maiden voyage.

The vessel arrived in Fukuoka (Hakata) on a sunny day on 29th April with 1,764 passengers and 743 crew onboard before heading back to Shanghai. This call marks both the first Japanese port for the ship on its inaugural season in Asia and the first cruise call for Wallem’s agency team in Japan; an exciting milestone.

Thanks to Wallem’s strong experience in the cruise business, particularly in Asia (handling over 450 calls across Asia this cruise season), the team made sure that every eventuality was prepared and planned for so that this inaugural call went off without a hitch.

Wallem has been providing port agency services for MSC ships calling at Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand since 2015. With this new business, the Company will now look after MSC calls throughout the Region – meaning also in Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan.

Following its maiden call, the MSC Lirica will call at other Japanese ports (Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Beppu, Kobe and Yokohama) in future and Wallem Japan will proudly handle these regular weekly calls across Japan.