V.Ships, a ship management concern has recently added the Pioneer Marine Inc, into its management portfolio. It is part of the global maritime services provider V.Group.
Pioneer Marine Inc, with 12 ships under construction in China, operates nearly 13 operational handysize and handymax dry bulk ships on the water. In August 2014, as a beginning V. Ships along with Pioneer Marine Inc, entered into a contract to manage only three of Pioneer’s vessels. V.Ships has since conducted a seamless transfer of the remaining operational fleet (on water), with another three new Green Dolphin (RT Flex) vessels scheduled for completion and integration later in 2015.
Mr. Pankaj Khanna, CEO Pioneer Marine Inc said: “from early beginnings less than a year ago, Pioneer and V.Ships India have rapidly developed a trusted relationship which has seen V.Ships assume the full third party management of our entire fleet of vessels. This significant development has given V.Ships the opportunity to handle day to day management of the fleet, resulting in reduced costs and improved operational performance for Pioneer.”
Right from the beginning since 2007, V. Ships has seen an impressive growth of the Indian and foreign flag fleets under its esteemed management.
Capt. Sachit Sahoonja, Managing Director of V.Ships India said: “We are proud to have delivered the results to Pioneer that has seen them transfer their full fleet into V.Ships’ management and we thank them for giving us this opportunity to demonstrate our capability. We are committed to providing them with the highest quality services with absolute regard to safety and marine environment.”