Recognising the obvious synergies and greater efficiencies to be derived from consolidation, COLUMBIA Shipmanagement and Marlow Navigation have extended their co-operation in the maritime training sector to exploratory merger/collaboration talks.
After initial exploratory talks between founders and owners of COLUMBIA Shipmanagement and Marlow Navigation, Mr Heinrich Schoeller and Mr Hermann Eden, showed promising results the two companies are by now well into investigations into a future equal partnership of their companies.
The companies have recently established a joint venture on IT aiming to develop enhanced IT solutions for digitalised ship management and for crew training at Marlow Navigation’s state-of-the-art training centre in the Philippines.
With the core competences as well as the global service networks of both companies complementing each other, a merger would offer opportunities to better adjust services to client’s needs, to allow for further process optimisation and to widen areas of business.
About COLUMBIA Shipmanagement
Mr Heinrich Schoeller founded COLUMBIA Shipmanagement in 1978 in Limassol Cyprus. The company offers tailor-made and comprehensive services in technical management and crew management.
About Marlow Navigation
Mr Hermann Eden founded Marlow Navigation in 1982 in Limassol, Cyprus. The company’s core competences are crew management, training of seafarers and technical management.