Marlow & Clearwater Join Forces

14 Oct 2021
Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation and Dutch-based Clearwater Ship Management B.V. expand cooperation in tanker management services.

Marlow and Clearwater join forces in ship management for tankers


Marlow Navigation and Dutch-based Clearwater Ship Management B.V. have joined forces, intensifying and expanding their cooperation in management services for tanker vessels.

This new partnership provides each company the ability to leverage additional expertise and resources to provide clients with highly specialised and fully fledged solutions.

“We are extremely pleased to strengthen our work with Clearwater, bringing across a dedicated pool of experienced and certified tanker crewmembers, as well as qualified technical and quality teams,” said Managing Director, Marlow Navigation Netherlands, Frans Roelse.

Clearwater has been a specialist in tanker management since 1995. The company’s primary focus is on tankers, worldwide and short-sea trade, and intensive trading under vetting requirements.

“We will offer our service and expertise to Marlow and their clients. At the same time, we will gain access to Marlow’s worldwide network of manning agencies and other service providing entities,” stated General Manager, Clearwater Ship Management, Wessel van Leeuwen. “We are convinced that this extended cooperation will be for the benefit of both companies and in the end, our clients,” he added.

Together, both companies will continue to offer dedicated, tailor-made ship management services for tanker vessels, focussed on smart maintenance, technical operations, purchasing, and commercial activities. The synergy is further enhanced by Clearwater moving into Marlow’s premises in Rhoon, the Netherlands, although maintains its existing contact details.


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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
Facsimile: +357 25882599
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Based in the Netherlands, Clearwater Ship Management B.V. has been specialising in tanker vessels since 1995. The company’s primary focus is on tankers, worldwide and short-sea trade, and intensive trading under vetting requirements.

Clearwater combines strong commitment with a tight span of control to deliver tanker performance, together with a solid track record in safety. This is sustained by dedicated and fully engaged pool of experienced and certified tanker crewmembers, qualified technical and quality teams, experienced management and a controlled financial team. Presently, a total of almost 44,000 DWT is under the company’s management.

Collectively, Clearwater provides smart maintenance for tankers in Europe and worldwide, with services in high-quality technical operations, performance management, commercial activities, as well as newbuilding contracting and supervision.

Clearwater Ship Management B.V.
Oever 3
3161 GR Rhoon
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 (0)10 - 820 94 50


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