Centralizing Operations in China for Efficiency

Lamor China has moved into its new premises in the Chaoyang district of Beijing in line with its chosen operational strategy for its activities in the region. The objective was to have all employees in the same office in order to ensure the flow of communications and unify the two previous locations.

The Chaoyang district is the fastest growing area in Beijing what is known as the Central Business District (CBD) and also serves as Beijing’s diplomatic district where most foreign embassies are located in the Sanlitun, Chaoyangmen Wai and Liangmahe neighborhoods. Most international companies have either their headquarters or representative offices in the Chaoyang district.

New distribution and response warehouse

In the past, Lamor managed its OSR equipment warehousing in temporary storage locations in China, however, the volume of orders increased and a permanent distribution warehouse was needed. “Today we have over 1000 m² covered warehouse space with some administrative offices and over 1000 m² open area storage for OSR equipment. This enables us to efficiently assemble the necessary equipment for rapid delivery throughout China and other areas in Asia,” says Lamor’s Director China, Peter Rigby. The new warehouse has excellent transportation by road facilities to the airport or port and is approx. 45 minutes from our offices in Chaoyang. “Currently we are finalizing the refurbishment with full integration into the Lamor Global Inventory System (LGIS). The LGIS provides us details regarding equipment available and its physical location coupled with what is being manufactured in real time,” explains Lamor’s Stephen Zhang, Production Director.
The warehouse will carry a full inventory of OSR equipment and it will also be set up to act as a Tier 3 + oil spill response equipment stock pile. This will increase our efficiency to our customers and increase the Lamor Response Team (LRT) response time for incidents in the area. The LRT is always on stand-by to tackle oil spill incidents worldwide,” says Lamor’s Bruce Gai, Technical Director.

Cooperating authorities, common goals

In May, China Rescue and Salvage (CRS) agreed to the acquisition of three inbuilt 8000kW Ocean Rescue Vessels. The scope of supply includes the three vessels to be fitted with Lamor built-in Oil Recovery System (LORS) 5C and one vessel to also have a Lamor Oil Recovery Bucket (LORB) 150W. “Working together with CRS with a common goal in tackling oil spill incidents is essential. Our equipment exceeds the most demanding oil spill scenarios and is user friendly and effective,” says Rigby.
CRS is China’s principle national professional maritime rescue and salvage force. Its primary responsibilities are the response to marine accidents on Chinese waters, including life-saving, salvage of vessels and property, wreck removal, fire-fighting, spill cleanup, etc. It also undertakes such important missions as the safeguarding of marine transport and exploitation of marine resources, and the fulfillment of state obligations on behalf of the Chinese government as stipulated by international conventions and bilateral maritime agreements. As an important part of China’s national emergency response system, CRS demonstrates the government’s ruling philosophy of “putting people first” and “valuing life” to build a harmonious society.
After 60 years of relentless efforts, and especially after the sweeping organizational reform in 2003 which successfully separated its life-saving and property salvage functions, CRS has embarked on a unique development road of Chinese characteristics, with a comprehensive three “three-in-one” organizational, functional, and developmental structure, capable of responding to all sorts of maritime accidents. The three “three-in-one” setup is namely an organizational structure that is made up of ship rescue teams, property salvage teams and air rescue teams, a responsibility composition that includes life-saving, salvage of property, and protection of marine environment, and a functional makeup that consists of helicopter capabilities in air, fast response capacities on water, and diving and salvage abilities underwater.
“Working with CRS is a top priority for Lamor China. I will ensure that the communications flows freely and without a hitch between Finland and China as we begin to customize the three vessels,” says Lamor’s Linda Xu, Key Client Manager.