Siem Car Carriers recently announced the appointment of Protos Shipping Ltd. as its general agents in Canada. Siem Car Carriers is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Industries Inc., a diversified industrial group with its main areas of activity within the oil and gas service ­industry and the ocean shipping industry. Siem Industries owns 130 vessels and employs over 6,900 people, ­including seafarers.

Siem Car Carriers operates three ro/ro vessels offering sailings every 19 days between the U.S. West Coast and the Far East. It specializes in automobiles and its vessels are ideally suited to high and heavy rolling stock, crated machinery and general breakbulk project cargo. Ramp capacity is up to 120 tonnes and the vessels are able to load units with a height of up to 5.6 metres and a width of 7.6 metres.

Protos Shipping has been active in the Canadian market for over 50 years.