Columbia-Marlow in Merger-Collaboration Talks

09 Nov 2016
by Marlow Navigation

Columbia Shipmanagement & Marlow Navigation confirm exploratory talks.

Columbia Shipmanagement and Marlow Navigation confirm exploratory talks

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.

About Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation provides comprehensive third party crew & ship management services, able to support a vessel from its first plans on a drawing board, until final days at sea. This is backed by a global network of offices, manning/recruiting agencies & new generation training centres.

Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned & trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with approximately 800 shore-based staff & 14,000 crew on-board managed vessels, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability & client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services has over the past three decades broadened to now include fully-fledged maritime management activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance & administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore crewing. These services are provided out of management offices located in Limassol (Cyprus), Hamburg (Germany), Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Mumbai (India) & Hong Kong. Together with a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia & Germany, as well as a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies.

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