Top 10 Worlds Biggest Ship Management Companies
1. V. Group: A Global Leader in Maritime Solutions
V. Group is renowned for its extensive range of maritime services, including ship management, crewing, training, and offshore support. With a fleet of 940 ships across 30 countries, V. Group has a strong global presence, making it the largest independent maritime services provider in the world.
Expansive Network and Commitment to Quality
V. Group’s dedication to providing top-notch services is evident in its continuous expansion and innovation efforts. By leveraging its experienced and dedicated team of professionals, V. Group is able to deliver maritime solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of the industry.
With 940 ships in 30 countries, the V. Group, which is a British company, ranks first.
2. Anglo-Eastern: Empowering Seafarers through Comprehensive Training
Anglo-Eastern Shipping Management offers an extensive range of maritime training courses for seafarers at various experience levels. Under the leadership of Peter Cremers, the company has experienced significant growth, now managing 831 ships across 12 countries.
Fostering Professional Development
Anglo-Eastern’s commitment to providing high-quality maritime training has enabled countless seafarers to hone their skills and advance their careers, solidifying the company’s position as a top maritime training provider.
3. Schulte Group: A Family Legacy of Maritime Excellence
The Schulte Group, now led by the fourth generation of the Schulte family, operates an impressive fleet of 650 ships managed by 90 different companies. The company’s rich history and dedication to innovation have made it a respected name in the maritime industry.
A Tradition of Success
The Schulte Group’s success story is rooted in the determination and hard work of its founder, Henrich Schulte. Today, the company continues to expand its reach and impact in the maritime sector, staying true to its founder’s vision and commitment to excellence.
Henrich Schulte leads the family company as the fourth generation of the company and manages the German company. The company has 650 ships operated by 90 different companies.
4. Fleet Management: A Strong Presence in Asia and Europe
Fleet Management, under the direction of Kishore Rajvanshy, has expanded its operations to manage 463 ships, with a strong presence in Asia and Europe. The company’s rapid growth is a testament to its commitment to providing top-notch ship management services.
After a successful decade in Cyprus, Fleet Management expanded its reach to Europe with a representation in the Netherlands, demonstrating its ambition and adaptability in the competitive maritime industry.
5. OSM Group: Pioneering Technology Solutions in Maritime Services
OSM Group, led by Geir Sekkesaeterhalen, is a premier provider of end-to-end technology solutions and services in the maritime sector. The company manages 430 ships and specializes in sophisticated offshore works, such as platform support ships, DP ships, shuttle tankers, tugboat support vessels, and Azipod propeller tankers.
OSM Group’s commitment to innovation is evident in its recent launch of an online supply platform, further solidifying its position as a technology leader in the maritime industry.
Geir Sekkesaeterhalen was appointed as the head of the company in 2013 and today there are 430 ships in the company.
The company is more interested in ships that are used in more sophisticated Off-shore works; Platform support ships, DP ships, shuttle tankers, Tugboat support vessels and Azipod propeller tankers.
This Norwegian company has launched this year’s online supply platform.
6. Thome Group: Integrated Shipping and Logistics Solutions
Thome Group, headed by Olav Magnus Nortun, offers a comprehensive range of services, including ship management, crewing, training, maritime operations, and commercial management.
Olav Magnus Nortun, headed by the company in 2015, is still managing the company and today the company has 12,000 employees and 400 ships.
Thome Group celebrated its 55th anniversary this year and won the Technology and System Innovation award in the international arena.
The company is headed by Carl Schou and today the company is focusing on LPG. Wilhelmsen originally left the Thome Group and has 396 vessels.
At the beginning of this year, the Wilhelmsen group also started sea wind turbines. The company is involved in the technical maintenance agreement with NorSea Group to thrive in this field.
The company has joint ventures with many companies, and one of them is the Unmanned ship project with Kongsberg.
8. Columbia Shipmanagement: A Fusion of Maritime Excellence
The mergers of companies appear in maritime as in other fields. In 2017, Columbia Shipmanagement was born with the merger of Marlow Group and Columbia Group.
Mark OeNeil is head of the company. He was a soldier of origin and later served as a ship captain for 5 years and then studied law. The company has 395 ships worldwide.
9. Wallem: A New Contender in the Maritime Industry
Headed by David Price, a former ship captain, Wallem has quickly emerged as a strong competitor in the ship management industry. With a fleet of 237 ships, the company is making waves in the maritime sector.
A Promising Future
Wallem’s rapid growth and expansion demonstrate the company’s commitment to excellence and its potential to make an even greater impact in the maritime industry.
10. Synergy: Empowering Diversity and Inclusivity in the Maritime Workforce
Founded and directed by Captain Rajesh Unni, Synergy is a ship management company that prioritizes diversity and inclusion. The company manages over 150 vessels, including LPG, VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax, LR2, LPR1, and MR vessels, as well as container ships and bulk cargo vessels.
A Commitment to Equality
Captain Rajesh Unni has a strong focus on gender equality and aims to achieve a 50% ratio of female employees in the company. With 11 offices in the world’s six most important maritime centers, Synergy’s commitment to inclusivity sets a positive example for the industry.