Oceanic Catering certified with ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

Oceanic Catering certified with ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

Oceanic Catering, V.Group’s marine hospitality and catering service, has successfully received the ISO 14001:2015 certification. This demonstrates that V.Group is committed to enhancing its environmental performance and continuous improvement on all aspects of operation management, including managing its environmental responsibility regarding hospitality and catering. Oceanic Catering is one of...

Insuring the wellbeing of seafarers

Insuring the wellbeing of seafarers

Insurance has long been a key financial product within the maritime industry, offering protection to owners should anything happen to their vessel resulting in monetary or time losses. However, with the current spotlight on mental health and wellbeing, and the recent release of a study by the Institution of Occupational...

“Sailing into 2020” seminar: V.Ships talks High Quality, Consistent Ship Management for the Indian Market

“Sailing into 2020” seminar: V.Ships talks High Quality, Consistent Ship Management for the Indian Market

An interactive two-day “Sailing into 2020” seminar was hosted by V.Group at the Chennai office in December 2019 for customers and seafarers of V.Ships India. The key topic for discussion was focusing on V.Group’s ability to provide consistent, high quality ship management during these challenging times for the maritime...

Why a happy and healthy crew is key to a high performing ship

Why a happy and healthy crew is key to a high performing ship

Keeping a ship’s crew happy and healthy on board is a difficult task, particularly as seafarers are often at sea for months at a time. With the focus on wellbeing becoming increasingly important in an industry that has long been considered at odds with a healthy lifestyle, Andy Cook,...

Global Marine Travel, invests in Argo Travel Group, enhancing travel services for Greek and International markets.

Global Marine Travel, invests in Argo Travel Group, enhancing travel services for Greek and International markets.

London, 20 January: Global Marine Travel (GMT), announced today that it has partnered with Argo Travel Group to enhance its travel offering particularly in terms of service delivery and driving growth in the Greek and international markets. In Argo, Global Marine Travel, gains a marine partner with an experienced...

V.Group presents environmental initiatives to US Coast Guard

V.Group presents environmental initiatives to US Coast Guard

Addressing the US Coast Guard (USCG) in Washington DC, Matt Dunlop, Group Director, HSEQ and Technical at V.Group, outlined V.Group’s commitment to the environment, including the company’s three main environmental goals: reducing harmful emissions, eliminating single-use plastics and enhancing awareness of environmental responsibilities. Having an environmental vision and mission...

Crew wellbeing is the key to flawless service delivery

Crew wellbeing is the key to flawless service delivery

In 2020, V.Group aims to combine flawless service delivery while highlighting the positive impact on seafarer wellbeing for our 44,000 crew members. As well as being rewarding, life as a seafarer also has its challenges mentally and emotionally, with crew away from home for extended periods of time. Throughout...

Facing the Unexpected – Responding to the Front Altair Incident

Facing the Unexpected – Responding to the Front Altair Incident

Earlier this year the Front Altair, a vessel managed by International Tanker Management (ITM), a V.Group company, found itself on front pages and news screens around the world after the unthinkable happened – early in the morning, it was targeted by an explosive attack that started a fire on...

Refreshing the Fleet Cell – New Thinking for Continued Excellence

Refreshing the Fleet Cell – New Thinking for Continued Excellence

2019 saw us launch a new operating model to support our focus on delivering consistent, high quality service to all our customers. Our fleet cells are at the heart of this new model. Our vision is that customers should be provided with local support through the fleet cells, which...

Collaboration is key: improving mental health at sea

Collaboration is key: improving mental health at sea

Seafarers work in challenging environments which can see them confronted by psychological, and physical stressors on a daily basis. This exacerbated by disconnection with friends, and families, and although onboard wifi and connectivity is improving, this is not always enough to improve mental wellbeing onboard vessels. As we’ve mentioned...

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