One year on:  seafarer crisis ‘far from over’

One year on: seafarer crisis ‘far from over’

As the one year anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown approaches, global ship management company V.Group is highlighting that too little has been done to end the seafarer crisis. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the global coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and more than 100 countries...

V.Group calls upon shipping industry to do more to attract talent to the sector

V.Group calls upon shipping industry to do more to attract talent to the sector

Ship management company V.Group has released the third discussion paper in its ‘Life After Lockdown’ series. The latest focuses on talent in the maritime industry. Each Life After Lockdown paper shines a spotlight on a specific area of maritime operations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and sets out key...

V.Group graduate talks about their experiences

V.Group graduate talks about their experiences

V.Group offers an industry leading graduate programme for university leavers with a maritime related degree.  Stan He, one of V.Group’s current cohort of graduates, shares his experiences in the programme so far. Briefly tell us about your background – what did you study at university, where and when? I...

Graham Westgarth, V.Group Chairman, received the 2021 SMART4SEA Personality Award

Graham Westgarth, V.Group Chairman, received the 2021 SMART4SEA Personality Award

Graham Westgarth, V.Group Chairman, received the 2021 SMART4SEA Personality Award. With his dynamic personality and outstanding endeavours, Mr. Westgarth continues to inspire the maritime industry towards a more digital future, in which seafarers remain a top priority. His efforts in leading V.Group towards digitalisation, whilst actively lobbying to raise...

V.Group graduate talks about their experiences

V.Group graduate talks about their experiences

For university graduates with a maritime services related degree, the V.Group graduate programme offers a unique opportunity to complete placements across the company’s global offices including the UK, Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Monaco, France, The Philippines, India and Singapore. Gabriele Dado, who previously took part in the grad programme and...

V.Ships Leisure to manage one of the most advanced vessels in the world

V.Ships Leisure to manage one of the most advanced vessels in the world

In March 2021, V.Ships Leisure will assume crew management for the ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, the first ‘fast ferry’ in the world with dual natural gas engines. The newly built BALEÀRIA vessel includes a number of state-of-the-art features aimed at optimising passenger experience, such as spacious interior design with enhanced room...

V.Group graduates talk about their experiences

V.Group graduates talk about their experiences

Profile on Giles Themans As one of the best opportunities for graduates in the maritime industry, the V.Group graduate programme is designed to introduce the most ambitious and motivated people to the operational, commercial and functional areas of V.Group’s businesses. Giles Themans, a graduate currently participating in the programme,...

V.Group joins Together in Safety to create a safer industry

V.Group joins Together in Safety to create a safer industry

‘Together in Safety’ is an initiative that brings together leading maritime organisations with the shared goal of creating a safer industry for our people, our partners and the public. With the common purpose of working together to improve safety performance, Together in Safety is made up of CEOs and...

V.Group establish a network of Mental Wellbeing Champions

V.Group establish a network of Mental Wellbeing Champions

Given the importance that V.Group attributes to mental wellbeing for our colleagues, we are delighted to confirm that we now have a network of over fifty Mental Wellbeing Champions across the Group’s global locations. Our Mental Wellbeing (MW) Champions will make a real difference across the organisation and play...

Leadership evolution at V.Group

Leadership evolution at V.Group

London, 21 January 2021 – GLOBAL ship management company V.Group has announced the appointment of Bjoern Sprotte as chief executive officer, Ship Management. Based in Hamburg and reporting directly to V.Group CEO, René Kofod-Olsen, Sprotte replaces Franck Kayser, who has requested to refocus his overall responsibilities and will be...

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