V.Group formally announces appointment of Petter Traaholt as CFO

V.Group formally announces appointment of Petter Traaholt as CFO

London, 30 March: V.Group has today formally announced the appointment of Petter Traaholt as Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the V.Group Board. Petter joined V.Group from Eltel Group, a leading provider of technical services for power and communication networks, where he was Group CFO, based in...

V.Group CEO highlights importance of industry collaboration in video update

V.Group CEO highlights importance of industry collaboration in video update

Graham Westgarth, Chief Executive Officer of maritime support services company V.Group has highlighted the importance of industry collaboration in a video message launched in response to the coronavirus outbreak. In the video, the first in a series, Westgarth outlines the focus of V.Group during this unprecedented time for the...

Graham Westgarth elected Vice-President of UK Chamber of Shipping as their new strategic plan is published

Graham Westgarth elected Vice-President of UK Chamber of Shipping as their new strategic plan is published

London, 24 March  2020: Graham Westgarth, CEO of V.Group, has had his extensive experience and reputation in shipping recognised by his peers as they elect him as the new Vice President of the UK Chamber of Shipping. He will be joining John Denholm, who has been elected as President...

V.Group and Team Tankers International Ltd. announce joint venture

V.Group and Team Tankers International Ltd. announce joint venture

Team Tankers International Ltd. (“Team”) is pleased to announce a joint venture (“JV”) with ship management specialist V.Group, whereby Team will transfer its in-house managed fleet, consisting of ten MRs and two 25k coated vessels, to the JV, along with its on shore technical organization and seafaring expertise. Team...

Adriana Woodcock – HSEQ Performance Analyst

Adriana Woodcock – HSEQ Performance Analyst

What attracted you to the maritime industry? My father was a chief mechanic and my brother is a Marine Engineer, so I was naturally drawn towards the industry. Sailing around the world for 12 years on passenger ships and now being shore based for the last 6 years has...

Ulrika Quist – General Manager, SeaTec Repairs

Ulrika Quist – General Manager, SeaTec Repairs

Tell us about your background the maritime industry. My career in the maritime industry started back in 1994 on board the Costa Romantica, as a tour escort working in hospitality. I then progressed to tour manager, covering all shore excursions, flights and other travel arrangements. I was also a...

Nirmalaya Sohanroy, Global Graduate Engineer

Nirmalaya Sohanroy, Global Graduate Engineer

What attracted you to the maritime industry? I come from a family of naval architects and marine engineers, so it was very natural for me to choose to have a career in the maritime industry. However, I also liked how uncommon it was compared to the career paths my...

Women encouraged to consider a career at sea as global demand for seafarers increases

Women encouraged to consider a career at sea as global demand for seafarers increases

V.Group, which provides ship management and marine support services to ship owners and operators around the world, employs 47,000 people in onshore and offshore roles. In a sector where women represent only two per cent of the world’s 1.2 million maritime workforce and just 1 per cent of seafarers...

SeaTec’s connectivity solutions, combined with human interaction, play their part in seafarer wellbeing

SeaTec’s connectivity solutions, combined with human interaction, play their part in seafarer wellbeing

Working on a ship for months on end can be challenging and highly demanding both physically and mentally. Tino Rizzo, director of Inspections, Repair and Maintenance at SeaTec, explains how giving crew the tools they need to keep in touch with loved ones back home can help ease the...

V.Group CEO joins industry leaders at Shell safety conference

V.Group CEO joins industry leaders at Shell safety conference

CEO Graham Westgarth and Mikkjal Poulsen, Managing Director, Dania Ship Management, joined more than 100 CEOs and industry leaders at this year’s Shell Partners in Maritime Safety (PiMS) conference. The two-day conference, which was held in Rotterdam, focused on four key themes as part of a discussion around improving...

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