UK food industry under threat from maritime crisis

UK food industry under threat from maritime crisis

THE head of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is backing calls for seafarers to be recognised as key workers and has underlined concerns about distribution to food and drink supplies if the maritime industry remains under lockdown. Ian Wright CBE, chief executive of the FDF, says food and...

V.Group and Xihe Group of Companies announce Technical Management Partnership

V.Group and Xihe Group of Companies announce Technical Management Partnership

Singapore-based tanker shipowner Xihe Group of Companies (Xihe) has appointed V.Group, a leading global provider of ship management and marine services as the technical manager for 16 of its modern tankers. Mr. Kenny Lim, Interim CEO of Xihe said: “This strategic partnership kickstarts Xihe’s engagement of independent, world-class professional...

Digital risk analysis tool drives PSC excellence, and flawless service delivery

Digital risk analysis tool drives PSC excellence, and flawless service delivery

V.Group has launched a new risk analysis tool to drive Port State Control (PSC) excellence. Harnessing the operational learnings from more than 1000 PSC inspections per annum, the new tool has supported the V.Group fleet in delivering 83% flawless Port State Control inspections up to the end of quarter...

Ocean Technologies Group acquires Marlins and enters into strategic partnership with V.Group

Ocean Technologies Group acquires Marlins and enters into strategic partnership with V.Group

V.GROUP, a leading global provider of ship management and marine support services, and Ocean Technologies Group, a leading provider of maritime learning and operational technologies, have entered a strategic partnership to offer best-in-class e-learning to V.Group personnel and customers. Starting later this year, V.Group will leverage on Ocean Technologies...

V.Group launch new risk-based SIRE Performance Analysis Platform

V.Group launch new risk-based SIRE Performance Analysis Platform

In March 2019, V.Group commissioned an external review of its vetting processes with Barber Maritime Ltd. The review looked at V.Group’s processes, procedures and digital platforms with the remit to give assurance all of its offices were performing to top quartile standards. The report provided a detailed document review...

Board Announcement: Appointment of non-executive director at V.Group

Board Announcement: Appointment of non-executive director at V.Group

Global ship management and services company V.Group has announced that Paddy Rodgers has been appointed as a non-executive director. Paddy served as CEO of Euronav for almost 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the V.Group Board. Under his leadership Euronav grew from a family...

V.Group partners with maritime welfare charity

V.Group partners with maritime welfare charity

GLOBAL ship management company V.Group has teamed up with Sailors’ Society to produce a guide to highlight the positive role Masters can play in ensuring crew wellbeing. The 28-page guide aims to help Masters play a positive and determining role in ensuring the wellbeing of their crew. Covering the...

Senior leaders launch engagement with seafarers through virtual visits

Senior leaders launch engagement with seafarers through virtual visits

The global coronavirus outbreak is a truly challenging and unprecedented situation, and one that continues to affect our families, our communities, our business and, in particular, our seafarers. Our seafarers are playing a significant role in ensuring the global economy continues to function, but that leading role comes at...

V.Group achieves UK government award to help combat cyber threat

V.Group achieves UK government award to help combat cyber threat

As part of our ongoing efforts to combat the ever-growing cyber threat, V.Group has been awarded ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ accreditation by the UK government. V.Group has been awarded the accreditation and follows the successful award of ‘Cyber Essentials’ to V.Ships UK and SeaTec earlier last month (April). The award...

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...

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