Crowley Maritime’s international ship management venture, Crowley Accord Management Pvt. Ltd., has been awarded full technical management contracts for five new tankers which will be joined in the coming weeks by three more, bringing Crowley’s international ship management fleet to more than 70.
Crowley Accord Management Pvt. Ltd was formed last year when they acquired majority ownership of Accord Ship Management (HK) Limited and Accord Marine Management Pvt. Ltd.
The five products tankers brought under Crowley Accord management are the MT Dawn Haridwar, MT Dawn Mansarovar, MT Dawn Mathura, MT Dawn Madurai and MT Portland Pearl. The first four are owned by Arya Tankers and will operate along the Indian Coast, while the fifth is owned by Union Maritime Limited and will operate in the Europe-to-Nigeria trade. Combined, these tankers represent over 130,000 gross tons in the market.
“The Crowley Accord partnership continues to be a successful one and this latest onboarding of additional vessels is testament to that,” said Mike Golonka, vice president, ship management. “Vessel owners are seeking us out because we provide honesty and transparency in our operations and adaptable, safe and professional solutions for all of our customers.”
“Crowley Accord draws on its pool of experienced resources, which are at its disposal both ashore and afloat,” said Sanjay Shesh, managing director, Crowley Accord. “We utilize proven systems based on internationally recognized quality management principles and have the flexibility to meet all owners’ needs for periodic technical and accounting reports – all things our new customers indicated were of importance to them.”
All images courtesy Crowley