Exmar Shipmanagement

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EXMAR Ship Management evolved in 1991 from the shipping activities of the CMB group, Compagnie Maritime Belge, established in 1895 as a diversified shipping group with headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. In June 2003 a partial demerger of CMB nv into CMB nv and Exmar nv was announced and, with effect from 23rd June, Exmar's shares were listed and traded separately on Euronext Brussels with EXMAR Ship Management becoming a 100% affiliate of Exmar NV. Exmar Ship Management now manages, operates, maintains and crews LPG and LNG Carriers, LNG Regasification Vessels, Floating Regasification Storage Units, Offshore FPSOs and Accommodation Barges. It will provide specialised crew and will operate and maintain the world's first Floating Liquefaction Unit Caribbean FLNG as of 2015 when the unit will be stationed off the coast of Colombia. The company employs 30 nationalities at sea, including 390 Senior Officers , 600 Junior Officers and 830 A/B Seafarers and Offshore employees. EXMAR Ship Management has its main offices in Antwerp, Belgium, with regional offices in Singapore and Mumbai-India. Staff are also active at customer locations in Genoa-Italy, Houston-USA, Buenos Aires-Argentina and Bogota-Colombia. EXMAR Ship Management manages a fleet of LNG vessels co-owned by EXMAR and Excelerate Energy, a fleet of mid size LPG Carriers co-owned by EXMAR and Teekay LNG Partners, two LNG Carriers owned by LNG Shipping S.p.A ( a fully owned company of the Italian energy major ENI S.p.A.) and co-operates the the OLT-owned FRSU Toscana with Fratelli Cosulich. It also operates and provides crew to accommodation barges located off the African coast. It recently won the tender to operate and crew a new-build fleet of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) owned by Avance Gas. The mission of the company is to contribute to a cleaner and more efficient energy supply for the world as a world-class global provider of specialised servies to the oil and gas industry at the intersection of maritime and offshore. The vision of the company is to manage specialized floating assets and deliver tailor-made services, combining maritime and offshore know-how efficiently and innovatively.

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With decades of experience accumulated in managing LPG and LNG fleets, the company has now transformed itself into a major international player, establishing industry standards with classification societies and maritime organizations on crewing, commissioning, operating and maintaining Floating Liquefaction Storage Units, Floating Regasification Storage Units and vessels specialised in performing ship-to-ship transfers of LNG.The company uses best practices from other industries and applies modern management techniques such as Lean Six Sigma to match ever-changing needs.

EXMAR Ship Management has jointly managed construction of customer vessels at the shipyard and assisted in the delivery, testing and commissioning of their new-builds. The company has also adapted its own internal processes to match different customer needs, and obtaining re-certification from the relevant Classification Society and local authorities within months of implementation.

EXMAR Ship Management offers the following services :

  • Crewing services: Exmar Shipmanagement provides staff to operate LNG and LNGRV carriers, LPG carriers, Floating Storage and Regasification Units, Floating Liquefaction Units and Offshore Accommodation Barges
  • HSEQ management
  • Technical, marine & IT services:
    • pre-purchase inspections, building supervision & commissioning of vessels under construction
    • HSEQ management: implementation, maintenance, training and audits
    • Port Facility Security management: assessment of security threats, security plans, training & drills, audits
    • IT: implementation of on board planned maintenance systems.

The company recruits and train cadets from top academies and has long-term partnerships with crewing agencies in the Ukraine, Croatia, Bulgaria and the Philippines, with many of their Junior Officers who joined on board many years ago now coming through the ranks to become Officers, Masters and Chief Engineers.In addition, the company has brought in crews from our customers into our management, fully integrating them with support from multi-lingual staff on shore.

The latest list of vessels under EXMAR Ship Management can be found in the Fleet section of the company website www.exmarshipmanagement.be .

References[edit]

  • 2014 Company brochure Exmar Ship Management, De Gerlachekaai 20, 2000 Antwerp