Ship Management

V.Group is the world’s leading independent ship management company, and a global pioneer in technology, innovation, and services for worldwide vessel owners.

With over 35 years’ experience in managing vessels in the shipping, cruise and energy sectors, V.Group is committed to delivering safe and compliant operations through transparency, pro-activeness, and strong partnerships. V.Group provides a full range of ship management and marine support services to ship owners and operators around the globe, as well as the ability to blend those services together in unique combinations to meet specific customer needs.

With responsibility for 600 assets including tankers, bulk carriers, and gas carriers, to cruise, offshore, passenger vessels and containerships, under management, V.Group has access to an international network of over 44,000 seafarers across all sectors. They are supported by an onshore team of over 3,000 colleagues spread throughout 30 countries in 60 regional offices.

As industry leaders, we combine our global footprint with specialists and operational hubs around the world to give our customers the most comprehensive service with multi-disciplined support. We are able to set, measure and deliver the industry leading standards for safety, compliance, environmental protection and service quality. We demonstrate the know-how, commitment, and drive to help all our customers achieve their goals, through cost-effective, safe, and performance-enhancing asset management – wherever and whenever it’s needed.

By leveraging our unique operating model, we align our risks and priorities more closely with our customers. We not only provide ship management services, but certainty and confidence for owners wanting to stay one step ahead. Guided by our values, we aim to deliver flawless service in every area in which we operate, with safety being our number one priority.

V.Group has always placed technology and innovation at the centre of its operations. ShipSure is a vital tool in delivering flawless service, a powerful digital platform that helps us collaborate better, make data-driven decisions, and seamlessly connect different areas of the business.  This drives better outcomes for our customers, integrating technology and data in order to generate tangible value in all aspects of their operations. Technology and datasets provide actionable insights, driving vessel safety, environmentally compliant operations and ultimately optimising technical and commercial performance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ship management?

As the name suggests, ship management is a service within the maritime industry that manages maritime vessels and ships. The service is usually implemented by large ship management companies on behalf of a private or commercial owner/operator and encompasses a range of marine-centric services.

What does a ship management company do?

A ship management company is hired to manage and maintain either a vessel or fleet of ships. As the primary caretaker for the vessel/s, ship management companies also handle both the operational and transactional side of any marine-centric services associated with the ship such as the transportation of goods.

What is a ship management digital platform?

It goes without saying that cloud-centric technologies have transformed the way we do business – the maritime industry included. The introduction of digital management platforms has transformed the maritime industry in recent years, and seen an enormous shift in the way marine services are implemented.

Modern ship management digital platforms provide the maritime sector with fully integrated analytics. This specialist kind of platform, such as ShipSure, collects and analyses important information for the purpose of making informed, data-driven decisions.

What is the role of a ship manager?

As the name directly implies, the primary role of a ship manager is to oversee and manage a vessel. It is a ship manager’s job to monitor and manage the crew onboard as well as oversee any operations including maintenance. A ship manager is also usually in charge of the preparation and evaluation of budgets and reporting their findings.

Leaders in Ship Management Services

At V.Group, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Having cultivated a global reputation for providing leading ship management services, we remain committed to delivering efficient and future-proof solutions for the marine industry. Our ship management services are driven by ShipSure – a fully integrated analytic platform that collects and analyses data in real-time to add value to your operations.

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Bulk Carrier Ship Management

Bulk Carrier Ship Management

For more than 30 years V.Group have delivered bulker ship management services to a variety of fleet bulk-carrying vessels, with our experience in the marine support service industry and our knowledge of handling a range of vessels from a large fleet of self-unloaders to VLOCs, we are leaders in the industry.

V. Group have a history of reducing your overall operating costs whilst maintaining the highest of safety standards and strict compliance. Our scale of purchasing power will give you an advantage over your competitors when applying for new business tenders.

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Container Vessel Ship Management

Container Vessel Ship Management

Keeping your vessel on schedule is a high priority and can be costly if this is not achieved. V. Group maintains a high on-time in port record and we will make sure your container remains on schedule to avoid costly delays.

To ensure you maintain your on-time performance, V. Group will provide you with the best crew, cutting edge onshore IT systems, and the technical expertise to ensure your container vessels always remain on schedule, anywhere in the world.

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Tanker Ship Management

Tanker Ship Management

V. Ships has built a reputation in the oil industry as one of the strongest vetting performances in the market. With over 300 tankers under our management we have maintained a track record worldwide.

Oil majors around the world trust us due to our consistent performance, with 20% less rejections than our competitors, less port detentions and incidents whilst maintaining a 99% inspection success rate.

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LNG Ship Management

LNG Ship Management

V.Ships provides comprehensive ship management and crewing services to LNG vessel owners. With over 20 years’ experience, we have LNG vessel expertise at sea and ashore with various propulsion type vessels such as MOSS, Steam, MEGI, DFDE and TFDE.

We understand that the key challenges are to operate on-budget, avoid accidents, minimise downtime, comply with all environmental policies, retain high quality crew and maintain exemplary vetting and PSC performances.

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Offshore Ship Management

Offshore Ship Management

As part of our world wide service we ensure that safety standards are always followed and maintained to the highest calibre in our offshore operations.

With our experience within the offshore and renewable energy markets we are able to offer a range of services to help manage vessels deployed in these sectors. Services we are able to offer include vessel operations management, crew management and recruitment, and technical services.

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Leisure Industry Ship Management and Operations

Leisure Industry Ship Management and Operations

V. Ships is a leisure partner you can trust to be consistent and reliable, we can create flexible solutions for your specific needs providing you with world class systems and resources. We always aim to make our services safe and flexible whilst offering a cost-effective solution. We innovate to enhance safety, performance and efficiency whilst supporting our collective environmental responsibilities.

All over the world we are partnered with over 100 vessels who trust us to deliver exceptional service. This has led us to become the leading provider of independent management services for the cruise, ferry and yacht industries.

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