V.Group makes high profile commitment to growth in China

V.Group makes high profile commitment to growth in China

V.Group senior executives held a series of high-level meetings in China week commencing 12 March to progress the company’s ambitious growth plans in both the commercial and leisure shipping segments. The tour included meetings with key players in the industry – from leasing houses to ship builders and crewing...

V.Ships Offshore wins contract with Pertamina International Shipping

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...

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

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...

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

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 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...

New elearning courses help passenger ship crew cope under crisis

New elearning courses help passenger ship crew cope under crisis

Safety at sea is relevant regardless of the vessel and it’s something that is top of mind for every seafarer. When it comes to passenger vessels there can be potentially hundreds of people who will come to rely on the crew in the event of a crisis therefore it’s...

V.Ships Offshore awarded Saipem contract for ship management of Total’s Kaombo FPSOs

V.Ships Offshore awarded Saipem contract for ship management of Total’s Kaombo FPSOs

V.Ships Offshore, part of V.Group, has been awarded the contract from Saipem to provide ship management services for sea trial, transit and hook up assistance of Total’s Kaombo Norte and Kaombo Sul FPSOs. The vessels are currently being converted by Saipem in the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore. The high...

Spotlight: New Aberdeen office for V.Ships Offshore

Spotlight: New Aberdeen office for V.Ships Offshore

Following the acquisition of Bibby Ship Management in 2016, we started to look for new premises for our offshore ship management operations – V.Ships Offshore – in Aberdeen, Scotland. Our previous site was tucked away outside of the city in a business park, beside the major subsea businesses but...

V.Ships Ukraine named employer of the year for a second consecutive time

V.Ships Ukraine named employer of the year for a second consecutive time

For a second consecutive year, V.Ships Ukraine has scooped the prestigious Employer of the year award at the Ukrainian Maritime Rating awards. The award was given to our crewing operations in Ukraine in recognition of employing the highest number of Ukrainian seafarers in 2016 – 6,915, around 400 more...

Marlins elearning content updated for the leisure maritime sector

Marlins elearning content updated for the leisure maritime sector

Working in collaboration with V.Ships Leisure, our training business Marlins has developed an elearning suite of material specifically for cruise ship personnel. The course content, which has been adapted from existing content, has been designed to meet the training requirements of the cruise and leisure industry. With 30 cruise...

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