OSM is pleased to announce that Norwegian operator of offshore construction vessels (OCV), Forland Shipping of Bergen, has awarded the company full technical management of their two OCV’s, Fugro Saltire and Lewek Inspector. OSM already provides the crew to the vessels.
Says OSM’s CEO, Geir Sekkesæter: “We are very proud that Forland has chosen to extend our cooperation to full technical management. It is a strong indication that our organization is doing a good job when our customers look for further opportunities whereby we can help them; in this instance, helping to reduce operational costs, increase purchasing power, and access to OSM’s worldwide network. I believe that many of the smaller ship owning companies in the offshore sector are looking for ways to reinvent themselves. To do so requires being able to focus on strategy and business development rather than operations, and partnering with OSM can help to achieve just that.”
Says Forland Shipping’s managing director, Bjørn Kristian Jæger: “Being a small shipping company operating in a very challenging market, we have to minimalize our operational cost, at the same time as we sustain the traditionally high performance of our vessels. After years with OSM responsible for crew management of our vessels, we are convinced that the present outsourcing of technical management will be the right answer to this situation. Furthermore, this decision also enables us to focus more on strategy, business development and marketing, which we believe will be mandatory for any company’s success in future. Among others, OSM will also be one of our important resource partners in this sector.”
About OSM: OSM is a leading third party management provider in the maritime industry with 10,000 employees delivering services to 500 vessels. The company has offices in 30 countries and is the largest provider of third party management services to the offshore supply industry.
Press contact: Oddvar Solemsli, Chief Commercial Officer, +47 9510 3054
About Forland Shipping: Forland Shipping is a privately owned shipping company with a history dating back to 1973. It owns and operates some of the market’s most advanced offshore subsea vessels. The company operates worldwide, and has a high level of technical expertise and a strong focus on quality, health, safety and the environment in all its operations.
Press contact: Frode Bjørn Forland, Chief Executive Officer, +47 4805 1568