R & A Marine Services Limited (RAMS) is a marine logistics and shipping, construction and maintenance company which services the telecommunications, government, building, agriculture and mining industry throughout Papua New Guinea. We are a privately owned and PNG registered company, with two main bases of operation located in Kimbe in West New Britain and Rabaul in East New Britain and satellite offices and fuel stores in Kaviang, New Ireland, Daru, Tabubil and Kiunga in Western Province.
RAMS was established in 2004, previous to this being called A & A Marine Services. The two founders of the company, Tass Allayialis and Ronald Achurch have over 80 years combined marine and shipping experience and have worked in PNG since the mid 1990’s. They started with commercial diving, passenger and general cargo logistics and shipping and marine salvage and towing then branching into maintenance and construction of telecommunication towers for Telecom PNG and Digicel.
Our clients commission us to undertake the following services:
Logistics and shipping (charter, passengers, general cargo, fuel and oil, parts, building supplies, marine salvage and towing)
Construction (clearance, telecommunications)
Maintenance (generators, telecommunications)
These services are coordinated by our highly experienced management team of logistics and shipping, maintenance and construction operations managers, fleet manager, administration and finance managers and area managers.
Our management team is supported by 150 full time and several thousand casual employees (local labour hire) that include skippers, able seamen, construction managers, electricians, mechanics, engineers, riggers, drivers, carpenters, cabinet makers, administration, labourers.
We have a diverse fleet of multi-purpose vessels, barges with helipads, quick response boats, four wheel drives and trucks that we utilize to service coastal areas throughout PNG. Our fleet includes:
MV Halen Spirit, MV Mira Spirit, MV Velma Spirit, MV Tara Spirit and MV Jetta Spirit which are 24-25 metre multi-purpose vessels
MV Emelia Spirit and MV Eliakos Spirit which are 39-42 metre landing barges
Spirit 1 and Spirit 2, which are 18 metre dumb barges
The Boss and the Viking our 7 metre quick response vessels and the Tol, our 12 metre quick response vessel, and
40 4WDs and trucks
Health, Safety, Environment and Community is core to our business. By maintaining high standards for the health, safety and environmental management of our operations, we have an exemplary record of upholding the health and safety of our employees and the public and protecting the environment. We acknowledge our responsibility to improving the conditions of the communities we work in and provide pro bono assistance to various endeavors in relation to schooling, vocational training, sponsorships and donations to various causes.