Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement, has opened a manning office in Shanghai to meet growing demand for Chinese crew and officers from shipowners.
The new joint-venture company is Anglo-Eastern Sinoship Ship Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd and was formed with local partners Shanghai Sinoship Seafarer Management Co., Ltd.
Sinoship ranks as one of the five biggest crew service companies in China, with Chinese crew members working on about 100 ships with an additional 150 officers and ratings.
The new company’s pool of seafarers are specially skilled in different vessel types including pipe-laying barges, marine cable-laying workboats, floating cranes, wind turbine installation vessels, AHTS, offshore drilling platforms, scientific exploratory ships, bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships, log carriers, chemical and oil tankers.
“We are delighted to open our first dedicated manning office in China with our long-term partners at Sinoship Seafarer Management. There is growing demand for Chinese seafarers from shipowners and this partnership will support our goal of building a pool of well-trained local crew,” said Peter Cremers, Executive Chairman of Anglo-Eastern Univan Group, speaking at the opening ceremony.
“We have worked with Anglo-Eastern for many years and we are proud to partner with one of the world’s leading shipmanagement companies. Together we are aiming to build the leading seafarer management company in China,” said Managing Director of Sinoship Mr. Zhang Chuodi.
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