V.Group Acquires Selandia Ship Management Group
Founded originally in Mumbai, India in 1995, Selandia will continue to operate as an independent ship management brand within the V.Group portfolio.
Combining the independent operations of Selandia with V.Group’s existing portfolio, V.Group said it now offers the largest ship management fulfillment capability from India and has the widest access to Indian seafarers.
Clive Richardson, CEO and President, V.Group said, “By joining our portfolio of ship management businesses, we are able to offer Selandia Ship Management Group’s existing clients significant economies of scale and enhanced global responsiveness. For V.Group, this acquisition represents a great opportunity for us to continue to lead on our technical and crew management operations in India – particularly the tanker sector, where there is high demand for specialist skills.”
Captain Naren Bhatt and Captain Umesh Thakore, joint chair of Selandia Ship Management Group added, “The team at Selandia Ship Management Group is excited to be joining the V.Group portfolio. Starting out in 1995 as a ship management joint venture with Acomarit, which was acquired by V.Group in 2001, there’s no surprise that we’ve found alignment in our commitment to assure performance of the assets under our management. V.Group is supportive of our team’s vision and growth plans and we are very much looking forward to this next phase of our journey together.”