V. enters strategic partnership with Erasmus


V.Group (V.), the global ship management and marine services provider, has entered into a strategic partnership with Erasmus Shipinvest Group (ESI), the international shipping group, for the management of commercial vessels, including the provision of crewing and marine services.

Under the agreement, V. will take a double-digit number of ESI’s vessels of various types into management, with the first container vessel having entered management earlier this week, followed by an LPG carrier entering management later this month. These two vessels will be followed by further ESI tonnage during 2024 and beyond as ESI continues to expand its global fleet.

Recognising V.’s ability to provide end-to-end services to customers from a number of our global locations, the partnership gives ESI access to Oceanic’s vessel catering and GMT’s crew travel services, membership of V.’s supply chain solution, Marcas, and ShipSure, V.’s proprietary digital ship management platform. ESI will therefore benefit from the scale and depth of V.’s shipping and marine services platform, based at the most appropriate global V. location for ESI.

René Kofod-Olsen, CEO of V., commented: “This partnership with Erasmus further demonstrates the value of our global platform, the strength of our end-to-end offering of shipping services and our expertise in managing complex vessels, including LPG tankers. Erasmus is a highly respected name in the shipping industry, and we are delighted to be partnering with them as they continue to grow and diversify their fleet.”

Chairman and CEO of Erasmus Shipinvest Group, John Su, commented: “We have been looking for a top-class ship management partner with global presence to work with, and we are convinced that V.’s undoubted reputation as a leading services provider fits well with our ambition and standards to expand our diversified state-of-art fleet across different segments. V.’s provision of services beyond just ship management allows us to provide our fleet with everything it needs to ensure safe and reliable services to our trading customers.”