London-headquartered ship manager V.Ships, part of the V.Group, has joined forces with Greek shipping company Empros Lines to create a bulk carrier management cell in Greece.
The cell, which will be overseen by a commitee formed of senior executives from both companies, will be staffed by the Empros’ technical team and hosted in the Piraeus office of V.Ships Greece.
According to V.Ships, the bulk carrier cell is extending its offer to third party clients as it has already undertaken the technical management of two bulkers from different owners.
“In partnership we are able to offer the flexibility needed to maximise business opportunities in a cyclical market. Since initiating the cell model three years ago V. Ships Greece has attracted sixteen Greek clients, the full management of thirty six vessels and an additional fifty vessels for crew management,” Clive Richardson, chief executive officer, V.Group, said.