Cyprus Shipmanagement round table debate April 2017

In the latest series of round table debates, Ship Management International (SMI) drew together leaders of the Cyprus shipping cluster to discuss key issues facing shipping. Chaired by SMI Editorial Director Sean Moloney, panellists included Giles Heimann, Corporate Director Fleet Personnel, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement; Capt Eberhard Koch, Chairman, CEO and Partner of Oesterreichischer Lloyd Shipping;…

Columbia-Marlow Merger to Create One of the Largest Shipmanagement Companies

The Limassol-based Columbia Shipmanagement and Marlow Navigation, two of the largest ship management firms in the world, have announced recently that they have engaged in exploratory talks aiming at completing a merger. The proposed merger would create one of the “world’s largest” shipmanagement companies with the obvious synergies and greater efficiencies created to the benefit of current…

Shipmanagement update: V.Group (V.Ships) sold to Advent International

V. Group is shifting from one private equity firm to another. Advent International (“Advent”) today announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority ownership interest in V.Group Ltd. (“V.Group”), the world’s leading marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, from OMERS Private Equity (“OPE”). OPE will reinvest in V.Group, working with Advent…

Ship managers Marlow and Columbia in merger talks.

The ship management sector is heading for another big merger, with Cyprus-based Columbia Shipmanagement and crew management firm Marlow Navigation admitting in a curt announcement Tuesday that they are in talks about a combination of their businesses. Following private discussions between the companies’ owners and founders Heinrich Schoeller (Columbia) and Hermann Eden (Marlow), both parties…

Marlow Navigation and Kherson state maritime academy (KSMA) celebrate 10 years of collaboration.

The event took place on the 15th of October in Kherson, Ukraine and coincided with the annual inauguration ceremony of new cadets into KSMA. Present at the event were officials from local and central government, International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC), representative from Marlow Navigation Ukraine and Marlow corporate head office in Cyprus, the media, as…