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...

V.Group and Oceanic Catering signed the IMPA SAVE pledge

V.Group and Oceanic Catering signed the IMPA SAVE pledge

With the shipping industry facing an increased amount of scrutiny in regard to its environmental practices, V.Group has committed to adopting and promoting industry standards and best practices to establish itself as a leader in environmental practices for ship management and marine services, both at sea and on shore....

V.Group’s success at Crew Connect Global Awards 2020

V.Group’s success at Crew Connect Global Awards 2020

V.Group is delighted to have won, not one, but two awards at this year’s Crew Connect Global Awards, respectively namely the “Innovation and Adoption of Technology” and the “Safety at Sea” awards. Innovation and Adoption Technology Award Awarded to nominees demonstrating a significant contribution to moving the maritime industry...

V.Group Global graduate Giles Themans to run 100km to raise money for seafarers

V.Group Global graduate Giles Themans to run 100km to raise money for seafarers

The ongoing global pandemic which has seen tens of thousands of seafarers left trapped on their vessels or being unable to work was the driver for one of our graduates to raise much needed funds for the Mission to Seafarers by running 100km (62 miles). Since early November, Giles...

John Adams to chair CrewConnect Global 2020

John Adams to chair CrewConnect Global 2020

CrewConnect Global (CCG) takes place virtually in November, and as in previous years, V.Ships UK Managing Director John Adams will serve as chair. As the largest and most established event in the crewing industry, CCG features new perspectives on recruitment strategies and seafarer safety and wellbeing. The event brings...

Stella Maris steps in to support V.Ships vessel

Stella Maris steps in to support V.Ships vessel

Seafarer charity Stella Maris recently stepped in to assist V.Ships with a challenge resulting from COVID-19 restrictions. A seafarer, who had been onboard a vessel for over 12 months, was denied disembarkation at Galveston, Houston, due to an expired US visa. Current US policy allows crew changes in the...

V.Ships Leisure partners with new Chinese cruise line

V.Ships Leisure partners with new Chinese cruise line

V.Ships Leisure, cruise start up specialist and the leading provider of independent management services for the cruise, ferry and yacht industries, and sister hospitality company Oceanic Catering have been selected by Sanya International Cruise Development Co., Ltd for ship and hotel management of Charming, the former Sea Princess. The...

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