V.Ships Offshore wins contract with Pertamina International Shipping

V.Ships Offshore, part of V.Group, has been awarded the contract to provide operations and full technical management of the floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel – Pertamina Abherka in Indonesia. This is the second vessel owned by Pertamina International Shipping to be managed by V.Ships Offshore further strengthening our...

Bob Bishop appointed chairman of Selandia Ship Management

V.Group is pleased to announce Bob Bishop has been appointed chairman of Selandia Ship Management in addition to his current role in business development of the Group. The acquisition of Selandia Ship Management in 2016 provided V.Group a unique opportunity to promote and develop a well-established specialist brand working...

V.Ships awarded first contract in Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone with MSFL

V.Ships, part of V.Group, has been awarded its first technical ship management contract in Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone with Minsheng Financial Leasing Co Ltd (MSFL). The vessels, four 64,000 DWT Ultramax bulk carriers, are under construction at the shipyard of China Shipping Industry Co., Ltd in Jiangsu and due...

Global graduates dive right in to V.Group life

Now in its third year, the 2017 V.Group global graduates arrived at their first port of call on Monday 9 October – Glasgow – for an induction before taking up the first of four assignments, which will be undertaken over the two-year programme. This year our graduates come from...

Clients gather in Greece for a glimpse into the future of ship management

Over 140 guests from the Greek shipping community had a glimpse into the future of ship management at an event hosted by V.Ships Greece on 3 October at the stunning Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens. Welcoming guests to the event, Costas Kontes, general manager V.Ships Greece outlined...

V.Ships Leisure awarded contract for world’s first discovery yacht – Scenic Eclipse

V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, has been awarded a contract by Scenic for the technical and hotel operation management for the world’s first discovery yacht, Scenic Eclipse, which is due to be delivered in August 2018. The ultra-luxury expedition vessel is under construction at the Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia...

Ian El-Mokadem arrives at V.Group

V.Group’s new Chief Executive Officer, Ian El-Mokadem joins the organisation today. Ian brings a wealth of experience in leading and growing customer focused, international service businesses, and his arrival marks a significant milestone in the Group’s ambitious transformation plans. In June this year, V.Group announced a new and simpler...

Marlins approved test centres open in Panama and Ethiopia

Marlins, V.Group’s training business, has approved two new test centres in Panama and Ethiopia. The test centre in Panama is the first Marlins approved test centre in Central America. The centres – E4Seafarers in Panama and Andromeda Marine Surveying and Consultancy PLC in Ethiopia will offer both Marlins UK...

V.Group acquires Graig Ship Management to strengthen dry bulk capability in China and Western Europe

V.Group has acquired Graig Ship Management Ltd, part of Graig Shipping PLC, which has developed a reputation for high quality new build supervision and ship management of dry bulk vessels. This reputation, which has its roots as part of Graig Shipping PLC’s 100 year history and is supported by...

Rapid underwater repair response avoids costly off hire for customer

When the call came in from a customer that their bulk carrier had collided with a smaller bulk carrier along the East Anchorages of Singapore, V.Group’s repair, inspection and maintenance experts – UMC – were quick to respond thanks to their global network of divers. The diving team mobilized...

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