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Columbia Shipmanagement and Seacon extend cooperation

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Columbia Shipmanagement, member of Columbia Group, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Qingdao-based Seacon Shipping Group to enable the Chinese company’s owned and operated vessels managed as clients out of CSM’s Greece office.

The cooperation agreement includes all vessel types with a particular focus on Seacon owned LPG, LNG and Product Tankers.

As part of the agreement, the Columbia Group will also provide all maritime, logistics, renewable services to Seacon Shipping. Both companies will maximise existing and potential synergies as well as leverage the Columbia Group Service Platforms and client networks to optimise the operating performance of the vessels under management.

Mark ONeil, President and CEO of the Columbia Group, said We look forward to working with Seacon Shipping and see this as the start of a compelling regional proposition and offering. By utilising the digital power of our highly effective industry-leading Performance Optimisation Control Room coupled with our group-wide digital technology, we will be able to drive enhanced value to Seacon Shippings bottom line. Seacon Shipping has also much to offer the Columbia Group in terms of regional expertise and practice. Seacons terrific network in China, including Chinese leasing companies and charterers, will be open to clients and partners of CSM Greece.

The cooperation between the two sides is not only the complementary of resources, technology, personnel, etc., but also the integration of Eastern and Western management culture and management concepts. In the future, the cooperation will integrate the superior resources and technical strength of the two sides, strengthen the digital management and intelligent control system of ship operations, improve the benefit and efficiency of ship operations management, fill the gap in domestic high-end comprehensive maritime services, and provide higher-quality and more efficient services for Chinese customers,” said Zhao Yong, President of Seacon Ships Management Group.