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...

Leading the way in maritime wellbeing

Leading the way in maritime wellbeing

A life at sea offers unique opportunities but can also be challenging and unpredictable, requiring seafarers to possess physical and mental stamina. Training is essential to equip new and experienced seafarers with the tools they need for life at sea. Catherine Logie, Business Development Director for Training Services at...

Alessandro Ciocchi, Director, V.Ships Offshore presents at Offshore Support Journal Conference 2020

Alessandro Ciocchi, Director, V.Ships Offshore presents at Offshore Support Journal Conference 2020

This year’s Offshore Support Journal conference brought together 500 attendees from across the offshore sector, in London, to discuss how offshore support vessel owners can become cost effective in a challenging and evolving market while maintaining safe and efficient operations. Managing offshore support vessels with diverse crewing arrangements comes...

How Oceanic Catering nourishes seafarer wellbeing

How Oceanic Catering nourishes seafarer wellbeing

Oceanic Catering is V.Group’s catering and hospitality specialist, with more than 20 years’ experience in serving the maritime community around the world. Oceanic strives to exceed clients’ expectations through professional, transparent and compliant service, while looking after the health and wellbeing of our seafarers which is paramount. Marinos Kokkinis,...

John Adams leads proposal to cut emissions with $5 billion R&D Fund

John Adams leads proposal to cut emissions with $5 billion R&D Fund

In addition to his ‘day job’ as Managing Director of V.Ships UK, John Adams is also Chairman of the Bahamas Shipowners’ Association, and Vice Chair of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). As Chair of the Long-Term Measures Working Group within the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), John has...

Dania Ship Management welcomes leading trade journalists

Dania Ship Management welcomes leading trade journalists

‘Dania Ship Management – ship management with a local touch in a global environment’ was the theme of a presentation to trade journalists at the Dania Ship Management office in  Copenhagen, earlier this month. The 90-minute visit by 12 journalists from a range of publications, including Maritime Denmark, The...

The journey to better seafarer wellbeing

The journey to better seafarer wellbeing

Signing up for a career in seafaring inevitably means a life in travel – not just while at sea but also to return home or to arrive at the next job. Good logistics and a solid understanding of crew mindset are essential to ensure that maritime travel plans run...

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...

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