Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced today that the company has established MOL Synergy Marine (Singapore) (“MOL Synergy”) jointly with Synergy Group*1, a shipmanagement services group in Chennai, India, to provide shipmanagement and crew training services.
MOL Synergy has already started managing five MOL-operated vessels but it has also established a crew training centre with latest technology simulators in Chennai, and hosted its grand opening ceremony on October 8th. The centre is equipped to train shipboard crew in all aspects of ship operations including navigation, watch keeping, cargo handling and ship maintenance.
The MOL Group will create new shipmanagement and crew training businesses by integrating the marine technical knowhow accumulated over 130 years of vessel operation with Synergy Group’s growing shipmanagement methods. It says these new businesses will be competitive in both quality and cost, and will offer additional value-added services to their customers.
Established in 2006, Synergy Group has set up global business operations to serve ship owners, and expanded the number of vessels it manages to over 100 now. It has also earned high regard from customers, winning BP Shipping’s ‘Partner of the Year’ award in November 2013. Synergy Group has its offices at Manila, Singapore, Chennai, New Delhi, Kochi and Stamford, US.