Navigating the future in Cruise together: Ship Management Group (SMG) and OSM Thome

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In a significant move set to redefine the landscape of cruise management, OSM Thome and Ship Management Group (SMG) have formally announced their intention to start a strategic cooperation. The signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) marks the beginning of this exciting venture, focusing on the Cruise and River management sectors.

Under this LOI, OSM Thome and SMG have agreed to explore collaborative opportunities in the cruise business across various domains, including technical management, crewing, travel, insurance, project management, and procurement services. This partnership aims to leverage the combined expertise and resources of both entities to deliver unparalleled value and innovation.

The two companies describe their strategic vision as being to “redefine maritime service excellence in the cruise, river, and offshore accommodation markets, via our commitment to innovation and quality enabling a value to our customers across the globe, delivering comprehensive, efficient, and innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of the cruise markets.”

“This strategic alliance with SMG represents an important step in OSM Thome’s commitment to expanding our service offerings into the Cruise sectors,” said Finn Amund Norbye, CEO, OSM Thome. “Together, we are set to introduce a new paradigm in maritime management, blending our robust capabilities with SMG’s innovative approaches to cater to niche markets effectively.”

Echoing this sentiment, Jim Barreiro de Leon, Founder and CEO of SMG, stated, “Joining forces with OSM Thome aligns perfectly with our vision to redefine passenger ship management. Our collaboration will not only enhance our service spectrum but also foster a culture of innovation and excellence in the maritime industry.”

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