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OSM Thome, Ship Management Group look at partnering

OSM Thome and Ship Management Group announced their intention to start a strategic cooperation focused on the cruise and river management sectors.

In a letter of intent, OSM Thome and SMG agreed to explore collaborative opportunities in the cruise business across various domains, including technical management, crewing, travel, insurance, project management and procurement services.

OSM Thome is a leader in ship technical management, crew management and other related marine services for offshore, tankers and dry bulk vessels. SMG, founded by Jim Barreiro de Leon and colleagues with decades of ship management experience, provides technical, nautical, hotel, crewing and catering management services to the ocean cruise, river and offshore sectors.

Strategic vision and commitment

The parties said they aim to redefine maritime service excellence in the cruise, river and offshore accommodation markets via innovation and quality, providing value to customers across the globe.

They plan comprehensive, efficient and innovative solutions tailored to the needs of the cruise markets.

Important step

'This strategic alliance with SMG represents an important step in OSM Thome's commitment to expanding our service offerings into the cruise sectors,' said Finn Amund Norbye, CEO, OSM Thome. 'Together, we are set to introduce a new paradigm in maritime management, blending our robust capabilities with SMG's innovative approaches to cater to niche markets effectively.'

Barreiro de Leon, founder and CEO of SMG, added: 'Joining forces with OSM Thome aligns perfectly with our vision to redefine passenger ship management. Our collaboration will not only enhance our service spectrum but also foster a culture of innovation and excellence in the maritime industry.'