Marlow Representation at IMEC Remains Strong

10 Nov 2021
Marlow Navigation

Marlow continues to be an active member of IMEC, as Training Director voted in as Chairman, Recruitment and Training committee.

Left: General Manager, Captain Alfred von der Hoeh | Right: Training Director, Joern Clodius


We would like to take a moment and extend thanks to our outgoing General Manager, Captain Alfred von der Hoeh for his many years’ representation and devotion at The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) as Member of the Board.

Captain von der Hoeh first joined IMEC meetings as Marlow’s representative for industrial relations back in 2004. Over the years, he has been instrumental in the many successes of IMEC around the world, including with various training initiatives, as well as participating in several key negotiations with the unions, both in local markets and internationally.

“For over 50 years, IMEC has been the primary organisation for maritime human resources and support of seafarer welfare, promoting good employment practices, as well as high standards of training and safety. One of the organisation’s key strengths is in its unity, backed by the weight of a large section of the industry, which allows it to effectively negotiate collective bargaining agreement worldwide,” said Captain Alfred von der Hoeh.

“It has been a privilege to represent Marlow here at IMEC and be involved in its many achievements in helping to enhance the crew recruitment and management sector,” he added.

Marlow continues to be an active member of IMEC. On the same occasion, it is our pleasure to announce and congratulate Marlow’s Training Director, Joern Clodius for his recent election as Chairman at IMEC, Recruitment and Training committee. We are sure Joern will play a key role in helping to promote and enhance maritime training and development, as well as to attract new talent to the industry.

Established over fifty years ago, IMEC is the only international employers’ organisation dedicated to maritime industrial relations representing over 250 members located all over the world which operate almost 12,000 ships and employ over 300,000 seafarers of all nationalities.

Members are individual shipping companies, both owners and managers, large and small, operating all types of ships including dry bulk, container, cruise liners, livestock carriers, reefers and tankers while the ships they operate are registered in more than 60 different countries.

IMEC also takes an active role in the training and future employment of seafarers, running a cadet training programme on behalf of its members at the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), in the Philippines, and now also at Kherson State Maritime Academy in Ukraine.



Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned and trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with 1,000 shore-based staff, 14,000 crew on board managed vessels and approximately 24,000 active seafarers in the employment pool, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability and client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services have over the past four decades broadened to fully-fledged maritime activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance and administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore services.

These are provided out of management offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Mumbai and Hong Kong, together a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies, a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, and international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia and Germany.

Marlow Navigation (Corporate Head Office)
Worldwide crew & ship management

Marlow Building
13 Alexandrias Street
3013, Limassol, Cyprus

Telephone: +357 25882588
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