Exmar Shipmanagement

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EXMAR Shipmanagement 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. When the CMB shareholders decided on the de-merger of the company by spinning off its Gas Transport Business into a new Belgian listed public limited liability company, EXMAR Shipmanagement has become a 100% affiliate of Exmar NV.

Services[edit]

The ship management division of EXMAR offers high end ship management services to the maritime industry. These services include:

  • Crewing services: Exmar Shipmanagement provides staff to operate almost every type of vessel with the emphasis on LNG and LNGRV carriers, LPG carriers, chemical and product tankers, crude oil tankers, dry cargo vessels and offshore units.
  • Technical & HSEQ management
  • Technical, marine & IT consultancy 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.

EXMAR Shipmanagement is/has been involved in the management of:

  • VLGC LPG carriers
  • Midsize LPG carriers
  • LNG carriers (of which 5 LNG regasification vessels)
  • Ethylene carriers
  • Fully pressurized LPG carriers
  • Semi pressurized gas carriers
  • Offshore units (FPSO, accommodation barge)
  • Cape size bulk carriers
  • Container vessels
  • Chemical tankers
  • Coastal tankers
  • VLCC (crew & HSEQ management only)

LNG / LPG / Ethylene[edit]

EXMAR Shipmanagement has gained substantial experience in the management of LNG and LPG tonnage, as the primary ship manager of Exmar NV. Exmar NV has carried out an extensive new building program over the last fifteen years. This provided EXMAR Shipmanagement the opportunity to manage their vessels right from NB spec review to full operations. Their experience in assisting the owner during pre-delivery and the first months of operation (first outfit, guarantee items, etc.) is a relevant asset. Training programs have been set up with the Antwerp Maritime Academy for in-depth training with the STCW and ARPA, BRM, GMDSS and full mission Bridge simulators.

Superintendents are recruited from the officers who serve on board of the vessels managed by Exmar Shipmanagement, ensuring proven interaction between office and ship’s staff.

Case study: The group has managed LNG carrier “METHANIA” from her conception at the yard (Boelwerf 1977) onwards. She also functions as a training ship for the Antwerp Maritime Academy.

In 2005 the ship management and crewing of the first LNGC of EXMAR, “EXCALIBUR”, has been entrusted to EXMAR Shipmanagement.

Since then, the Exmar LNGC fleet has been enlarged to the present number of 11 vessels:

Vessel Capacity m³ Year built Yard Employment Containment Operated since
EXCELERATE 138.000 2006 DSME Excelerate Energy GTT 20/10/2006
EXCELLENCE 138.000 2005 DSME Excelerate Energy GTT 05/04/2005
EXCELSIOR 138.000 2005 DSME Excelerate Energy GTT 14/01/2005
EXCEL 138.000 2003 DSME Spot GTT 26/09/2003
EXCALIBUR 138.000 2002 DSME Excelerate Energy GTT 01/10/2002
METHANIA 131.000 1978 Boelwerf ENI GTT 01/01/1978
EXPLORER 150.900 2008 DSME Excelerate Energy GTT 01/01/2008
EXPRESS 150.900 2009 DSME Excelerate Energy GTT 11/05/2009
EXEMPLAR 150.900 2010 DSME Excelerate Energy GTT 30/09/2010
EXPEDIENT 150.900 2010 DSME Excelerate Energy GTT 02/04/2010
EXQUISITE 150.900 2009 DSME Excelerate Energy GTT 30/10/2009

Throughout this construction program Exmar Shipmanagement assisted Owners’ Construction Department in providing experienced sea-going staff for commissioning purposes, thereby contributing to the vessels being maintenance-friendly and practical in operations.

Fully pressurized /Semi-refrigerated cargo[edit]

Being the ship operating arm of the Exmar group, Exmar Shipmanagement has been in charge for the management and operation of LPG carriers of all kinds. Currently, they operate 5 VLGC’s (4 for Exmar and 1 for STOLT), 8 midsize gas carriers, 2 semi-refrigerated and 2 fully pressurised gas carriers.

Offshore[edit]

Exmar Shipmanagement has been responsible for the technical operations of the following three offshore units since the delivery date:

  • Farwah: 35,000 bbl/d (5,600 m3/d), 900,000 bbl (140,000 m3) storage FPSO
  • Kissama: Offshore service non-propelled accommodation barge for 220 people
  • Nunce: Offshore service non-propelled accommodation barge for 350/450 people


In addition to servicing owned tonnage, Exmar (Exmar Offshore Services) provides operational support to third party FPSO/FSRU projects in West & North Africa and Italy.

Chemical carriers[edit]

EXMAR Shipmanagement has 2 chemical tankers from third-party owners in management.

FSRU[edit]

EXMAR Shipmanagement is very pleased to be entrusted with partners the Pre-operations and Operations for the LNG Floating Storage & Regasification Unit FSRU TOSCANA after winning a worldwide competitive tender.

Present fleet[edit]

LNG Carriers[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
Excalibur Exmar/Teekay 9230050 77.822 93.786 BV 01/10/2002 01/10/2002 Belgian
Excel Exmar/MOL 9246621 77.774 93.786 BV 26/09/2003 26/09/2003 Belgian
Methania Distrigas LNG Shipping NV 7357452 72.792 81.792 LR 01/01/1978 01/01/1978 Belgian

LNGRV Carriers (Regasification)[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
Excelerate Exmar/Excelerate Energy 93222255 77.263 93.719 BV 20/10/2006 20/10/2006 Belgian
Excellence G. Kaiser Trust 9252539 77.349 93.719 BV 04/05/2005 04/05/2005 Belgian
Excelsior Exmar/Teekay 9239616 77.287 93.719 BV 14/01/2005 14/01/2005 Belgian
Exemplar Excelerate Energy 9444649 83.125 100.361 BV 30/09/2010 30/09/2010 Belgian
Expedient Excelerate Energy 9389643 83.166 100.361 BV 02/04/2010 02/04/2010 Belgian
Explorer Exmar/Excelerate Energy 9361079 83.301 100.325 BV 08/04/2008 08/04/2008 Belgian
Express Exmar/Excelerate Energy 9361445 83.301 100.325 BV 11/05/2009 11/05/2009 Belgian
Exquisite Excelerate Energy 9381134 83.163 100.361 BV 30/10/2009 30/10/2009 Belgian

Very Large Gas Carriers[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
Flanders Harmony Exmar 9002908 64.220 47.597 LR 01/12/1992 01/12/1992 Belgian
Flanders Liberty Exmar 9350288 54.975 48.456 BV 30/10/2007 30/10/2007 Belgian
Flanders Loyalty Exmar 9350290 55.057 48.456 BV 16/01/2008 16/01/2008 Belgian
Flanders Tenacity Exmar 9113379 54.155 47.027 LR 29/05/1996 29/05/1996 Hong Kong
Stolt Avance Stolt 9238284 53.677 46.393 ABS 27/01/2003 26/01/2010 Cayman Islands

Mid Size Gas Carriers[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
Brussels Exmar 9142150 26.943 22.323 LR 25/11/1997 04/05/2005 Belgian
Chaconia Exmar 8818843 24.350 19.643 LR 01/04/1990 01/04/1990 Belgian
Courcheville Exmar 8804725 29.171 19.719 LR 01/10/1989 01/08/1996 Belgian
Eeklo Exmar 9102198 29.458 23.519 LR 01/09/1995 01/09/1995 Belgian
Elversele Exmar 9102203 29.378 23.519 LR 01/01/1996 01/01/1996 Belgian
Eupen Exmar 9177806 29.121 23.952 LR 31/03/1999 31/03/1999 Belgian
Gent Exmar 8403416 26.820 18.155 LR 01/11/1985 01/11/1985 Belgian
Libramont Exmar 9292761 29.328 25.994 LR 16/05/2006 16/05/2006 Belgian

Semi Pressurized Gas Carriers[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
Donau Exmar 8414178 23.998 23.508 BV 06/01/1985 05/01/1996 Example
Kemira Gas Exmar 9045807 13.289 10.018 LR 01/09/1995 01/09/1995 Example

Fully Pressurized Gas Carriers[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
Joan Exmar 9448877 3.990 3.493 NK 06/07/2009 06/07/2009 Hong Kong
Marianne Exmar 9474539 4.001 3.493 NK 09/09/2009 09/09/2009 Hong Kong

Accommodation Barge[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
Kissama Kellet Shipping Inc. 8645466 3.168 9.273 BV 01/01/1995 15/07/2003 Liberia
Nunce Estrella Ltd. 5014214 15.124 21.093 ABS 01/04/2009 01/06/2009 Liberia

FPSO[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
Farwah Mabruk Oil Operation 5011647 135.514 68.135 BV 04/04/2003 30/06/2003 Libyan
Dalia Total E&P Angola 9343962 400.000 194.665 BV 2005 01/12/2006 Example
Girassol Total E&P Angola 8764509 345.070 171.959 BV 01/03/2001 01/12/2001 Example

FSRU[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
FSRU Toscana OLT 9253284 79.894 Under conversion RINA Under conversion 01/02/2012 Italia

Chemical Tankers[edit]

Shipname Owner IMO number Deadweight Gross tonnage Class Built Managed since Flag
Moyra Moyra Shipping 9271999 19.806 12.781 GL 01/01/2005 08/10/2007 Gibraltar
Valerie Wega Shipping 9226009 19.819 12.814 GL 01/01/2002 06/10/2007 Gibraltar

References[edit]

  • Company brochure Exmar Shipmanagement, de Gerlachekaai 20, 2000 Antwerp