15 March 2017
Nordic Tankers Trading today announced their intention to create a new company in partnership with V.Group to secure efficient growth and investment in their Copenhagen based ship management operations. The new company will be created on the foundation of Nordic Tankers’ current operations with the core team being retained to assure clients of continuity and commitment to safety, operational excellence and service. Nordic Tankers’ chief operating officer Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt will take the helm as managing director of the new company, which will be called Dania Ship Management and continue to be based at Nordic Tankers’ Copenhagen headquarters.
The partnership with V.Group, the leading international marine services business, will support future delivery of quality management to vessels and enable a robust response to the increasing demand towards ship management in this highly specialised sector.
Dania Ship Management will be incorporated in line with the Danish Tonnage Scheme provisions to offer a local ship management core with access to V.Group’s specialist global ship management capabilities and experience in the operations of chemical and other sophisticated vessels.
Per Sylvester Jensen, chief executive officer Nordic Tankers Trading said: “We are very excited to partner with V.Group to safeguard and further expand our business. With our shared commitment to safety, efficiency and quality, I am confident that with our local market knowledge and V.Group’s global expertise we will be in a strong position to proactively respond to the increasing requirements of the international shipping sector. Dania Ship Management will have access to V.Group’s specialist skills within their Group portfolio, including extensive investment in IT platforms, which is an important requirement in the digitalization of our industry.”
Clive Richardson, chief executive officer V.Group said: “Partnering with Nordic Tankers provides V.Group the opportunity to not only offer our specialist ship management expertise in Scandinavia for sophisticated vessels, but also continue to invest in our wider marine services in this region. With V.Group’s global footprint and technical expertise and Nordic Tankers’ local market knowledge this partnership is in line with our growth strategy.”
Anne H. Steffensen, director general, Danish Shipowners’ Association welcomed the partnership: “This is a positive example of investment in Denmark’s shipping industry. It also demonstrates the ability of the Danish maritime cluster to attract investment and talent. Both are important ingredients in keeping the Blue Denmark agile and competitive”.
Nordic Tankers Trading A/S is a leading chemical tanker company that transports specialized liquid products in bulk for large chemical producers and oil majors. Building on many years of industry experience, we offer premium services in all our core trade lanes. And for all types of specialized liquid products. We address the factors that generate value for our customers by delivering on specification, on time and always with safety as the number one focus. www.nordictankers.com
V.Group is the leading global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, with nearly 3,000 personnel based across 70 offices globally, supporting over 40,000 personnel in marine and offshore roles. www.vgrouplimited.com
Nordic Tankers press release