Marlow Navigation further expands its ship management operations, signing an agreement to manage 40 new inland tankers for Shell.
A new joint venture between Marlow Navigation and VT Group has recently signed a ship management agreement with Shell for 40 new-built inland tankers.
This venture bundles extensive maritime expertise and know-how, ensuring technical and managerial excellence, and the very best standards of service.
On the one hand, VT Group’s specialisation in inland tanker shipping, transporting mineral oils, chemical products, biofuels, and lubricants to various clients throughout Europe. VT operates all over the Netherlands, Belgium, all Rhine riparian countries, as well as in Sweden.
This will be combined with Marlow’s decades of experience and resources in international ship management. Today, Marlow fully manages a diverse and substantial fleet from offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Mumbai, including container ships, multipurpose vessels, bulk carriers, tankers and other specialised vessels. This is all supported by a team with a wealth of technical experience, including former management-level officers, engineering, naval architects, purchasing, in-house IT teams, insurance specialists, as well as safety, quality and environmental protection experts.
Further to this, Marlow’s long-established and wide network of recruitment agencies in over 10 key locations around the world, together with dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities, ensures the right crew are always well-sourced.
This new venture significantly expands Marlow’s ship management reach and further cements the company’s position as a leading maritime service provider.
Construction of the first barge already commenced in mid-January. The first vessel is expected to be delivered in November 2021, followed by another each month thereafter, completing the order by December 2024. Shell will be the bareboat charterer of all the vessels.