Navy Capt. Janice G. Smith appointed to Military Sealift Command Commodore

Capt. Alexandra Hagerty conducts a ship visit with Navy Capt. Janice G. Smith aboard the LMSR USNS SHUGHART. Capt. Smith is recently appointed to Military Sealift Command Commodore for MSC Atlantic.

Ocean Shipholdings Signs General Agency Agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation/Maritime Administration

ANNOUNCEMENT : Houston based Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. announces that they have signed a General Agency Agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation / Maritime Administration. The agreement enables Marad to contract with OSI for a full range of ship operating services over a five year contract term. Services can include fully turn-key ship management including crewing, maintenance, cargo transportation and other vital services including project management.

OSI offers a full range of ship management services and is proud to count Marad as a customer.

OSI Operated USNS MAURY Participates in Security Exercise with UK CTSFO Team

The OSI operated T-AGS vessel USNS MAURY participated in a security exercise with the UK Counter-Terrorism Special Firearms Officer (CTSFO) Force, during a recent port call in the UK.

The USNS MAURY served as a boarding platform providing the CTSFO a venue in which to become familiar with ships, while training for their counter-terrorism role. The CTSFO Team practiced boarding the vessel, clearing spaces, searching for adversaries and effecting hostage rescue.

The vessel’s crew participated in the exercise by providing instruction to the CTSFO Team on how to read name plates and placards in order to determine their whereabouts and direction of movement while onboard. In addition, several crewmembers acted as adversary forces and, using their knowledge of the ship, provided a challenge to the CTSFO Team in clearing spaces, locating adversaries and rescuing hostages.

The NCIS Special Agent liaison between the ship and the CTSFO Team stated, “This was a great opportunity between our two nations to continue good relations with each other and work together in order to prepare to combat a threat aboard ship. Being able to observe the CTSFO’s tactics, provide them with input, and to have members of the ship’s crew aid and teach them the complexity of moving around in tight, congested quarters aboard ship were beneficial to all those involved.”

This exercise provided the CTSFO with realistic maritime threat training while providing the crew with a tactics demonstration that will assist them with onboard security going forward. The ship’s Master stated that he looks forward to working with the CTSFO again in the future.

OSI Vessel Completes Successful 75-Day Dry Dock Availability

The Military Sealift Command vessel USNS WATERS T-AGS 45, which is operated and managed by Ocean Ships, Inc., a subsidiary of Houston based Ocean Shipholdings, Inc., recently completed a successful 75-day dry dock availability in Bayonne, New Jersey. The vessel is shown here departing the New York/New Jersey harbor for sea. The vessel conducted her multi-million dollar regularly scheduled overhaul period at the Bayonne Dry Dock and Repair company facilities. The USNS WATERS is one of seven T-AGS class vessels awarded under an operating contract to Ocean Ships, Inc.

OSI Returns to Ship Operations at Indian Ocean Facility at Diego Garcia

The USNS Montford Point, after completing dry docking and surveys at a Singapore shipyard, has relocated to the Indian Ocean for prepositioned service. This special-purpose float-on float-off ship is a key component of the Navy/Marine Corps Sea Basing expeditionary capability. OSI has operated ships at Diego Garcia for many years and the company is highly dedicated to safety of crew, ship, and the ocean environment. The company will provide crewing, logistics, maintenance, and operational management to the vessel.

MSC Ship USNS Maury Conducts Rescue At Sea

On July 2, 2018 USNS Maury received a distress message from RCC Miami concerning S/V Miss Kitty who was low on fuel and in distress. Maury broke survey and reported to the U.S. Coast Guard that they were heading to the last known position for search and rescue operations. While in transit they encountered the vessel M/V Minerva Nike who was also looking for the sail vessel. Second Mate Aloysius Vita tried hailing S/V Miss Kitty on the VHF radio with no response. He then called Minerva Nike to ask them if they had seen the distressed vessel which was negative. Upon arrival, Maury’s Captain Scott Spears assumed command of the search and rescue and commenced an expanding cone search pattern in a downwind direction from the last known position. M/V Minerva Nike reported to the Maury that they did not have a visual on the vessel and that they needed to continue on with their voyage. The Captain informed the Minerva Nike that Maury would continue the search and thanked them for their assistance.

Having not found Miss Kitty, Radio Officer Joseph Waller contacted the Coast Guard and was given a new position 23 miles away. Miss Kitty was now reported as disabled, adrift, and in distress. Maury headed towards the position at top speed and located the vessel a little less than 3 hours later. Communications could not be established until the vessel was about 3 miles away. The Captain of Miss Kitty was the only person aboard and was not confident in his ability to speak English so the ship used Petty Officer Second Class Jonathan Salgado, USN as a Spanish translator. The decision was made to send and engineering team to aid Miss Kitty using the stbd lifeboat as a transport. Chief Mate Michael Coulbourne aided by Bosun Kwesi Adu-Gyamfi and Able Seaman George Fababier launched the lifeboat with Second Mate Aloysius Vita, STOS John Hodges and STOS Terrance Paige serving as boat crew. The boat made its way across 3 foot seas and swell over to the distressed vessel. The Engineering Team consisting of Chief Engineer Steven Chapates and Third Assistant Engineer Aaron Haley boarded Miss Kitty to effect repairs.

After boarding, the engineers had a small introduction with the Captain of the vessel and about his current situation. They examined the fuel system and found the return valves from the system closed. The Third Engineer opened the valves, primed the filters and got the port engine running again. It was apparent that the port engine had some issues with the fuel being drawn from the tank to the water separator. The vessel was not well equipped for sea and with limited spares and materials they had to be creative. Lucky for the Captain of the Miss Kitty the alternator to charge batteries was on the starboard engine which had a disabled shaft due to fish nets wrapped around the screw. Miss Kitty had battery charging capabilities but no propulsion. QMED Daniel Resultan who was sent over to relieve the Third Engineer helped the Chief Engineer bypass the port engine’s water separator with some tubing, zip-strips, and clamps. The starboard shaft was not able to be fixed because of the amount fishing net tangled around it and the current sea conditions. The boat was taken for a short sea trial and the engine ran perfectly. Miss Kitty came along side of USNS Maury and was given 100 gallons of fuel so that he could continue his journey. The Captain had the Radio Officer contact the Coast Guard and report that repairs were complete, vessel was given fuel and Maury’s service was no longer required. The Coast Guard thanked the Officers and Crew of the Maury for their efforts and Miss Kitty continued on her way.

On July 3, 2018 the USNS Maury received the following message from Commander of MSC Norfolk, VA.

CTF 80
CTF 83

RMKS/1. Congratulations to the crew of USNS MAURY (T-AGS 66) for your exceptional performance during response to a distress call from M/V MISS KITTY on 2 July 2018.
2. The ability of your team to safely conduct open ocean small boat operations and successfully repair the M/V MISS KITTYs power plant is a tribute to your crews training and professionalism. Your actions were consistent with the highest ideals of our Navy and our nation. Please accept my congratulations for a job well done.
3. United We Sail! Mewbourne sends.//

OSI Receives Contract Award for Four Roll-On Roll-Off Vessels

OSI has increased the size of its ship management business with the delivery of four Large Medium Speed Roll-on Roll-off vessels. These four ships are integral to the Military Sealift Command of the Navy and its Surge Sealift Program. OSI will be providing crewing, maintenance and repairs, and operational management. The vessels will be managed using the OSI Integrated Management Systems, including the Safety Management System certified by the ISM standards.

OSI Receives Contract Award for Operation and Maintenance of Seven Ocean Survey Ships

OSI will increase the company’s management fleet by delivery of seven special mission ocean survey ships for the Navy Military Sealift Command. The company announced the award of a highly competitive contract to crew, maintain, and operate the special ships worldwide, conducting operations for the Naval Oceanographic Office.

OSI Awarded Three MLP Vessels For Navy Military Sealift Command

Houston based Ocean Ships, Inc. was recently awarded a contract with the Navy Military Sealift Command to operate three new mobile landing platform (MLP) vessels. The first of this new ship-type USNS Montford Point was christened at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego by Mrs. Alexis Bolden, wife of NASA Administrator and retired Marine Corps Major General Charles Bolden. The MLP will join the Maritime Prepositioning Force squadron strategically located around the world to enable rapid response in a crisis.

MLPs will provide a "pier at sea" capability that will become the core of the Navy and Marine Corps seabasing concept. OSI will provide crews from the American Maritime Officers and the Seafarers International Union.

Seaman of the Year Award

Annually, Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. honors a “Seaman of the Year” to show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication that embodies the same work ethic found in OSI’s former Chief Mate, Peter Cornelus Hulsebosch.

He started sailing with OSI in 1985 as an AB when he helped delivered the Gianella from the yard. He returned to the Gianella during the Gulf War in 1991 as a Bosun and worked his way up through the officer ranks and in 1998 returned as the Chief Mate of the Gianella. A fitting place for Pete to end his career.

During this year’s 2010 “Seaman of the Year” Award there were three men selected: Adam Jacob Brown, Colin Michael Adler and James Muldowney.

LMSR USNS Pomeroy Earns CNO Navy Afloat Safety Award

The USNS POMEROY, operated by Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. for the Military Sealift Command and manned in all licensed positions by American Officers, was one of several vessels honored with ship safety awards at a ceremony hosted July 7 by the U.S. Navy in Washington D.C.

The large medium-speed roll-on /roll-off vessel USNS POMEROY earned the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Afloat Safety Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to fleet readiness, increased morale, efficiency and economical use of resources through safety. “The way crew members from the POMEROY took the initiative toward safety and developed their own programs aboard these ships truly made them stand out,” said Military Sealift Command Safety Officer Kevin Kohlmann. “These awards promote safety and motivate their crews on other MSC ships to earn the same recognition.”

The USNS POMEROY was recognized, in part, because of its implementation of "Safety Sunday,” a weekly program to enhance training and perform equipment checks.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented the awards. Rear Adm. Mark Busby, commander of Military Sealift Commander, also participated in the ceremony.

Ocean Duchess, Inc. Awarded Operating Services Contract For Two Fast Sealift Ships For Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation

The Maritime Administration (MarAd), Department of Transportation has awarded to Ocean Duchess, Inc (ODI) a contract for the operation and maintenance of two fast sealift ships. These MarAd owned and operator contracted ships are known as part of FSS-fleet. The ships are the Algol and Capella and are currently located in Alameda, CA. This contract award adds two additional ships to the ODI operational fleet which are the Cape May and the Cape Mohican. Private sector personnel are provided under Collective Bargaining Agreements with the American Maritime Officers (AMO) and Seafarers International Union, AFL-CIO.

The company provides full service ship operations on a world-wide basis. OSI operates with Quality, Security and Safety Management Systems certified by the American Bureau of Shipping for ISO9001:2000 Quality Management System, ISM Safety Management System and MTSA/ISPS Shipboard Security System.

Point of Contact: Linda Turnbow

OSI Subsidiary Will Provide Operating Services For Eight RORO Ships To The Navy's Military Sealift Command

The United States Department of the Navy, Military Sealift Command (MSC) has awarded Ocean Ships, Inc. (OSI) a contract for the Operation & Maintenance of eight Large Medium Speed Roll On/Roll Off Ships (LMSR). This Navy owned and contractor operated fleet is known as the Watson Class LMSRs. The ships are the USNS CHARLTON, USNS DAHL, USNS POMEROY, USNS RED CLOUD, USNS SISLER, USNS SODERMAN, USNS WATKINS and USNS WATSON. The LMSRs are a component of the MSC Afloat Prepositioning Program which provides for military readiness to project U.S. forces abroad in time of national contingency.

Shipboard personnel will be provided under Collective Bargaining Agreements with the American Maritime Officers Union and the Seafarers International Union, AFL-CIO. The awarded contract is a one year firm contract with four one-year options, which if exercised, will bring the total estimated contract amount to $220,275,409.

Ocean Ships, Inc.(OSI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. with corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas. OSI, a Small Business with a Navy ship operating and maintenance experience that spans over 23 years, already operates the MSC owned fleet of T-5 Class petroleum fuel tankers under a Small Business Set Aside Contract. The company provides full service ship operations on a worldwide basis. OSI operates with Quality, Security and Safety Management Systems certified by the American Bureau of Shipping for ISO9001:2000 Quality Management System, ISM Safety management System and MTSA/ISPS Shipboard Security System.

Ocean Duchess, Inc, an affiliate of Ocean Shipholdings, Inc., operates two SEABEE Class ships for the U.S. Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Force, the CAPE MAY and CAPE MOHICAN . OSI also has offices in Norfolk, Virginia and Alameda, California.

Point of Contact: Linda Turnbow

Vessels Operated By OSI Receive Awards Honoring Professionalism of Mariners

During the recent Awards Luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Shipping in Houston Texas , two ships the USNS Richard G. Matthiesen and USNS Paul Buck, operated and managed by Ocean Shipholdings were honored for operating a total of 1750 days without any lost-time accident or injuries to the crew. Additionally, a Citation of Merit was issued to the USNS Lawrence H. Gianella for actions in keeping with the highest tradition of the sea – aid to those in peril.

The Captain and crew of these ships are commended for their hard work, due diligence and professionalism of the Merchant Mariner.

Jones F. Devlin Award
Issued on June 5, 2008 by the Chamber of Shipping of America
To: USNS Richard G Matthiesen
For: Operating 934 consecutive days without a lost-time accident.

Jones F. Devlin Award
Issued on June 5, 2008 by the Chamber of Shipping of America
To: USNS Paul Buck
For: Operating 816 consecutive days without a lost-time accident.

Jones F. Devlin Award
Issued on June 5, 2008 by the Chamber of Shipping of America
To: Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. Attesting that the vessels USNS Paul Buck and USNS Richard G Matthiesen received Jones F. Devlin awards on June 5, 2008 And the USNS Paul Buck and USNS Richard G. Matthiesen vessels operated a total of four years with no lost-time injuries.

Management Systems Consulting, LLC Complete Accounts Payable Interface For OSI

Management Systems Consulting LLC (MSC) has completed the design, development, and integration of the Accounts Payable Interface from the ABS NS5 operational software to their Solomon financial system for Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. (OSI). This development makes OSI the first MARAD Ship Manager to have the interface fully integrated and operating in production.

This interface allows OSI to streamline their business process in procuring and accounting for the items that they use to operate their vessels by completely integrating the two systems. “The interface greatly reduces the workload of the procurement and accounting staff, allowing us to concentrate on the efficient operation of the vessels” says John James, Vice President, Treasurer and Controller of OSI.

“The interface is designed to evolve with OSI’s business Rules, which are configurable in the interface, as well as satisfy all requirements of the auditors when integrating disparate systems” says Michael Johnson, Principal, MSC. One notable addition to the interface is the daily report that is provided which isolates potential data problems in the operational software, long before it has any detrimental effect on the financial software. “These ‘pre-checks’ allow for OSI to better manage their process and invoke corrective actions in a timely manner” says Johnson.

Management Systems Consulting is a leading marine services provider that specializes in implementing, extending, developing, and integrating operational systems of all types. Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. is a leading Ship Manager with a wide range of marine services.

OSI Signs Agreement For Design Rights To Gulf of Mexico Shuttle Tanker

Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. (OSI) has signed an agreement with ConocoPhillips [NYSE:COP] and Samsung Heavy Industries [HM.JXL]. This agreement grants OSI the rights to the GoMAX 550 shuttle tanker design for transporting crude oil from the deep-water Gulf of Mexico directly to U.S. refineries.

The diesel-electric powered, dynamically positioned 80,000 dwt double-hulled tanker design will have a capacity of 550,000 barrels of oil which can be loaded from various floating systems including Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels. The GoMAX will be constructed to meet the Common Structural Rules (CSR) for Tankers.

"We see many benefits to our customers in the GoMAX that make this the optimum design for servicing floating systems in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico," said Jim McGregor, President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI. "This shuttle tanker will provide the capacity and efficiency improvements needed for the scale of crude oil production we expect in the Lower Tertiary trend. ConocoPhillips and Samsung will serve as our advisors in this effort."

Designed by Samsung specifically for production in U.S. shipyards, the new shuttle tankers will meet the Jones Act requirement that vessels operating in the deep-water GOM be constructed in the U.S., U.S. owned, and crewed with U.S. citizens.

For additional information please contact Kyle Durden 281-579-3700 x 8121.

Ship Management Information

  • Ship Management Services

    Ship Management Services

    When a ship is purchased for importing and exporting goods, a ship management team is required to maintain and operate the vessel. The function of the management team is to provide the owner with support throughout the occupancy or charter of the vessel, and vessels can range in size and function.

    Most management companies provide the owner or operator with crew on board. When the ship comes out of the shipyard (where it is built) the management company takes it over providing technical support to the owner. Most ship management companies also offer other services like inspection prior to purchase, supervision during building, crew management, and supply and ship lay-up solutions.

    Ship management is an important part of maritime traffic supervision and management, including the registration and management of ships, visa of ships entering and leaving the port, management of foreign vessels, ship maintenance management and technical ship management.

    Ship managers are companies who accept the commission of the shipowners or charterers and the ship operator engaged in ship management. This includes the narrow technical management of ships, registration of vessels, operations, service, and technical maintenance as well as management of crew, among other tasks. It can also include the business and commercial management of a vessel, such as its chartering and financial administration. As long as companies comply with the characteristics above, they can be classified as a ship management company. Their duties are based on a pre-agreed business relationship with the ship owners.


  • Oil Tanker Operations

    Oil Tanker Operations

    An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a ship designed for the bulk transport of oil or its products. There are two basic types of oil tankers: crude tankers and product tankers. Crude tankers move large quantities of unrefined crude oil from its point of extraction to refineries. For example, moving crude oil from oil wells in Nigeria to the refineries on the coast of the United States. Product tankers, generally much smaller, are designed to move refined products from refineries to points near consuming markets. For example, moving gasoline from refineries in Europe to consumer markets in Nigeria and other West African nations.

    As oil tankers carry huge amount of highly flammable material, there is always a risk to the ship’s crew and the marine environment. It is therefore also extremely important that the cargo handling operation on oil tankers is headed by the senior officer in-charge of each department, i.e., both in the engine and on the deck. Every crew member involved in the operation must be aware of his or her duties, both routine and emergency situations. The ship’s management must take all the necessary precautions and safety measures to ensure a less risky and incident-free operation.

    Oil tankers are often classified by their size as well as their occupation. The size classes range from inland or coastal tankers of a few thousand metric tons of deadweight (DWT) to the mammoth ultra large crude carriers (ULCCs) of 550,000 DWT. Tankers move approximately 2,000,000,000 metric tons (2×109 short tons) of oil every year. Second only to pipelines in terms of efficiency, the average cost of oil transport by tanker amounts to only two or three United States cents per 1 US gallon.

    Operations aboard oil tankers are governed by an established body of best practices and a large body of international law. Cargo can be moved on or off of an oil tanker in several ways. One method is for the ship to moor alongside a pier, connect with cargo hoses or marine loading arms. Another method involves mooring to offshore buoys, such as a single point mooring, and making a cargo connection via underwater cargo hoses. A third method is by ship-to-ship transfer, also known as lightering. In this method, two ships come alongside in open sea and oil is transferred manifold to manifold via flexible hoses. Lightering is sometimes used where a loaded tanker is too large to enter a specific port.


  • Ocean Logistics

    Ocean Logistics

    To the average consumer, ocean logistics seems fairly cut and dry. There's a massive body of water, and one merely needs to get from point A to point B via the most direct route. In truth, ocean logistics is very complex.

    Weather and water currents change on a regular basis and some of these changes are seasonal. When the time comes for Hurricane or Typhoon season things can change hourly. An experienced ocean logistics team is a necessity for ensuring rapid and cost-effective transit needs.

    Mother Nature is only one concern when dealing with ocean logistics (ocean logistics.). There have been some dramatic changes in the past few years that have nothing to do with weather. The USA has over 360 ports. These ports see roughly six to seven million cargo containers annually. At one time less than five percent of these containers were inspected. Post 9-11 security measures changed how American ports operate. The U.S. Coast Guard estimates the new security measures of America's ports will cost at least seven billion dollars. That's a nearly inconceivable amount of change.

    Terror threats have turned many eyes toward America's ports and if your ocean logistics team doesn't understand or comply with these new security measures, then you're paying for it. Time is money when it comes to ocean logistics, and if you have cargo sitting still due to a paperwork foul-up, money is leaving your company by the second.

    When you select a team to help you with your ocean logistics needs, it's imperative to make sure that team understands the regulations set forth by U.S. Customs. However, cargo doesn't just come into the USA. Part of ocean logistics is getting cargo out or into other countries. The oceans belong to no one and everyone. Every country has their own regulations and your ocean logistics team needs to understand these. They need to be experienced and qualified personnel.

    Some manufacturers have grown weary with trying to keep up with all of the post 9-11 security changes as well as economic trends worldwide. Some companies have found it better to hire a contractor with people who specialize in ocean logistics. OSI has trained and qualified personnel to assist you with your ocean logistics needs. We pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standards in quality and customer service. If keeping up with all of the port changes is causing you headaches, perhaps the professionals at OSI can help you.


  • Tanker Operations

    Tanker Operations

    Tanker operations require special knowledge. Just because a marine services company can handle barges, doesn't mean they can handle tankers. Tankers deal with the bulk transit of liquid materials. Sometimes these materials are water or wine, and sometimes they're oil (crude or refined), liquefied petroleum gas, liquefied natural gas or chemicals like ammonia or chlorine. If it can be made into a stable liquid, chances are a tanker has carried it. When it comes to materials like oil, liquefied petroleum gas or liquefied natural gas, it's easy to see why tanker operations need special knowledge. Those liquids can be dangerous.

    Safety is a huge concern for people who work in tanker operations (tanker operations). There are special organizations that set safety guidelines and strict penalties if these guidelines aren't met. Supertankers are giants in the oceans and no one wants to see anything go wrong. Mistakes are deadly in the ocean and not just on an environmental scale. If your company needs some support in regards to tanker operations, it's imperative to make sure the contractor understands and complies with complex international requirements. You should look for membership with or compliance with the codes set by OCIFM (Oil Companies International Marine Forum), IMO (International Maritime Organization) and SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea). Those groups have set standards of safety that keep in mind the needs of everyone from the consumer to the seaman. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard also have tanker operation regulations that need to be followed.

    There are two scales for measuring tankers, and not all companies that handle tanker operations can work with all sizes. Both the fixed AFRA scale and the flexible market scale rates tankers on deadweight tonnage (dwt). Some tankers are as small as 10,000 dwt and some exceed 500,000 dwt. The tankers used to traverse the Horn of Africa are different from the ones that travel through the Caribbean. Make sure the tanker operations contractor you use can handle what you need.

    Any tanker operations contractor also needs to be familiar with international security protocols. Different countries have different requirements and sometimes different ports within the same country will have different requirements. This is especially true when it comes to the types of materials handled by tankers.

    OSI offers a wide variety of services, including tanker operations. We have highly skilled, certified, trained and educated professionals who keep an eye out for safety as well as cost-effective ways of handling ocean-going cargo.


  • Vessel Management

    Vessel Management

    When you're looking for a company to assist you with vessel management, you need a company that can offer support via staffing, maintenance, and operations of your fleet. You don't want to trust your vessel management to just anyone. You want a company that's focused on cost-effectiveness as well as safety. Damaged goods do no one any good. Some companies look to vessel management contractors to lease or charter a fleet. When you think about your company's current vessel management contractor, do they offer all of the services you need?

    The world of vessel management (tanker operations.) is complex and multi-layered. It includes people-oriented services like crewing and ship security. There're also environmental concerns. When you select a vessel management contractor, you need to make sure they are familiar with and compliant with Classification Society Rules, USCG Sate Flag Registry, OCIFM, IMO, SOLAS, MTSA-ISPS shipboard security, ISM safety regulations and ISO quality standards. That seems like a lot, but your cargo is your livelihood. Your product is important enough to make sure your vessel management contractor is experienced and qualified.

    Sometimes companies maintain their own fleets, but need a vessel management contractor to handle certain technical aspects, such as repair and maintenance. This can be something as routine as planned preventative maintenance or a complete vessel overhaul. Dry-docking a vessel isn't easy and it's especially difficult when it has to be handled in a foreign port. Can your vessel management company handle this? When you're considering contracting out your maintenance needs, make sure your contractor is compliant with OSHA regulations, U.S. Coast Guard requirements and American Bureau of Shipping regulations. Perhaps you need support when it comes to building your fleet. Some vessel management companies provide support services in regards to ship design and construction.

    If your company owns a fleet, you know that market trends may dictate that you occasionally need additional ships. Owning a ship that spends more time mothballed than in use is a huge waste of money. Some vessel management companies provide charter and leasing services to boost your existing fleet when you need them.

    OSI specializes in the myriad of services grouped under vessel management. We have professionals who can help with the detail work of designing and constructing ships to the larger work of oceanic logistics. Not only are we complaint with all of the organizations listed earlier, but we've also earned an ISO quality rating. OSI is proud to be recognized as maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality. If you'd like more information on our services and how we can help your business...


  • Taking Care of Tanker Operations

    Taking Care of Tanker Operations

    There are many different facets involved with tanker operations. Tankers are a major investment for any company. When you pick a company to manage tanker operations, it needs to be a reliable one. A good company will ensure that you tanker runs smoothly, and a successful tanker operations will help both you and your company.

    A ship services company should handle the many different aspects of tanker operations. First, you are going to be dealing with tanker vessel crewing, which is a very important aspect of how well your tanker runs. In addition, you are going to want to think about maintenance and engineering, both of which are very important. You should also remember some other issues about tanker operations. These include Safety System Management, Quality System Management, and Integrated Logistics support, all of which are vital aspects of your tanker operations. When it comes to your tanker operations, you are going to want to consider who is in charge of Property Management and Inventory Control. These are two very important aspects of your tanker operations, and you should treat them as such. You cannot trust just any company to take care of all this.

    The most important part of tanker operations is making sure that you have a company that you can trust. You need a company that will be able to handle all of these issues for you, and take control of all of the different options that you might need to deal with. Having someone to take care of your tanker operations is very important, and can make a huge difference in the success of your tanker. To get experienced help, try Ocean Shipholdings, Inc.—specializing in oil tankers. OSI has a history that testifies to its skill and reliability. Learn more about our company...


  • Taking Care of Vessel Management

    Taking Care of Vessel Management

    There are many different stages to making sure that your vessel, no matter what type it is, what is used for, or who is onboard, has the best vessel management possible. Good vessel management ensures that the entire operation runs smoothly. There are many stages to vessel management, and they are all important. If you want to get help on vessel management, be sure the company you hire is familiar with the process.

    Safety of the crew is the biggest part of vessel management. Another important issue is protection of the environment. The number of government regulations involved in vessel management has increased in recent years. A company has to meet many different standards to have excellent vessel management. These include the standards of Classification Society Rules, Flag State Registry, and others. When you are dealing with vessel management, you are also dealing with the standards of OCIMF, IMO, and SOLAS, not to mention the issue of shipboard security. The Safety Systems Management, and the Quality System Management, are both important parts of vessel management.

    The most important thing that you can do for your vessel is to make sure that the vessel management runs smoothly and up to date. The best way to do this is to trust your vessel management to a company that is reliable and experienced, and that provides you with the best in the business. Trusting your ship or your boat to a company that can offers quality vessel management often means that you have to be willing to put your ship into the hands of others. However, when the vessel management is first rate, this is hardly a concern. In fact, it's a cause for celebration. You can find first-rate vessel management by contacting Ocean Shipholdings, Inc.


  • Company Run Marine Operations

    Company Run Marine Operations

    There are many different aspects that you are probably concerned about when it comes to having your ship or boat run smoothly on the high seas. Whether you are working with a small vessel or a large one, you know that it can be hard to find the right outfit to help you with you marine operations. There are many different marine operations to do, no matter what size your fleet is, or for what purpose you use it. Chances are good that you are in the market for a company to work on several different pieces of marine operations, whether you need the ship built, maintained, crewed, or supplied. No matter what the marine operations are, you are going to want to search for one company who can do all of this for you. Having one company take care of all of your marine operations saves you a great deal of time and trouble.

    Going with one company for your marine operations means that you can have one team working with you to create and build the ship, staff it, market it, or just stock it with supplies. Having a boat or a ship requires a lot of work, and when you are in the market for a company to take some of this work off of your hands, you want to go with a company that has been around for a long time, and that can provide you with many different services, should they become necessary.

    One of the biggest aspects of marine operations is making sure that the ship or boat simply runs smoothly. No matter what your company gains are, your motivations, or your goals, you'll find that Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. can take care of your marine operations. If you're looking for first-rate vessel management...


  • The Right Ship Management Services

    The Right Ship Management Services

    Running a ship right, and doing it well, is no easy task. No matter what reason you have for having a ship on the ocean, chances are good that you need a reliable team in order to take care of your basic (or your complex) ship management services.

    Helping a ship to run smoothly and helping ship owners is all part of a much bigger program, one that allows you to have complete and total comfort in knowing that they run your ship in the exact way that you would do it. There are several parts to a good ship management services program. These include vessel crewing, maintenance engineering, safety systems management, quality systems management, integrated logistics support, and property management with inventory control. Whether you own a big ship or a little ship, you know that your ship management services company had better be one that can take care of all of these things, and more. Another important aspect to choosing your ship management services is that you find a group that lets you can retain control of your ship. By trusting a company that has been around for many years, you will be able to rest easy knowing that they will expertly handle the ship.

    Another important aspect of the ship management services is that they really know what they are doing. Be sure to use the services of a company that manages several ships, and has done so for many years. Using a good, reliable company will save you time and money. OSI offers reliable help with ship management...


  • Figuring Out Ocean Logistics

    Figuring Out Ocean Logistics

    There are many different things to think about when you have a ship at sea. One of the main things is to deal with ocean logistics. You want to make sure that you have dealt with all of the different facets of ocean logistics so that you are able to control a ship to the best of your ability. Ocean logistics can make all the difference between a successful shipping run, and a failed one.

    You will have to worry about many aspects of ocean logistics. First, you have the ship itself – how well it is maintained, what it carries, and the actual quality of the ship. Then, you have the people who are on the ship. You must deal with the crew, their needs, and any other people who are on the ship. In addition, you have to deal with the ocean logistics of where your ship goes, which lanes it travels in, and what type of plan it has for docking. These are only a few of the various ocean logistics issues that you are going to have to worry about, and only a few of the reasons why it is worth it to allow a company to handle all of the ocean logistics for you.

    When choosing a company for your ocean logistics, you are going to want to pick one that has been around a long time, that knows what they are doing, and that is going to be able to take of everything. The best company is going to provide you with all of the materials, people, and support that you need for your ship. Going with Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. will do this for you.


  • Marine Operations

    Marine Operations

    Marine operations require constant review of policies and procedures to ensure your business is within legal boundaries and codes. Businesses that provide these services offer the ability for you to focus on more important daily operations. Safety education and compliance can also be an issue in ocean transport. Constant changes in laws and safety requirements are monitored and implemented by marine professionals.

    OSHA requirements continue to become more stringent, and it’s important to keep your crews current on training and education. Logistics, staffing, maintenance and repair, and project management are also available. When your business does not require the direct use of your vessel, a management company may also offer leasing or chartering services. This allows your massive investment to become a source of secondary income when not used for daily business operations.

    You may also need to lease a vessel for a project versus purchase one. Businesses specializing in marine operations may also find you the proper ship for your required use.


  • Ocean Logistics Company

    Ocean Logistics Company

    Ocean logistics refer to the processes of planning, implementing and controlling various factors related to marine operations. Marine operations see the handling of ships in sea or ocean territory. Some ships are relatively small, whereas some oil tankers weigh hundreds of thousands of tons. Because transporting oil as well as living crewmembers such far distances can be very dangerous, many strict safety regulations are required onboard ships.

    Companies that provide ocean logistics may focus on one aspect of marine operations or may offer a turnkey solution to clients, taking care of the entire process. In this case, quality ocean logistics would encompass everything from the developing and planning of large ships to the hiring of crew, to implementing safety and quality control programs. Ocean logistics could also involve repairing or performing maintenance on large ships.

    The term ocean logistics favors the turnkey style business model—a service that handles all marine operations, which is essentially any needs the client company has. For example, some great ocean logistics companies have acted as brokers for clients who were looking to buy a ship or even create their own ship from scratch. One of the main challenges for ocean logistics companies, particularly in transportation services, is to keep their course fast and efficient while still strictly adhering to federal safety regulations.

    If you are looking for an excellent ocean logistics company that is reliable in efficiency and compliant with all federal and international safety regulations then Ocean Shipholdings is your solution. Since 1981, we have been offering ocean logistics services to multiple clients, including the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command and the U.S. Maritime Administration. OSI has also worked with major oil companies, ship owners and finance companies from all over the world. Contact this superior vessel management company for your ocean logistics...


  • Run Marine Operations

    Run Marine Operations

    Ship management services are services offered by a company that involve the use of ships in some capacity. These ship management services may be limited to ship management or ship building and repair, though some companies offer their ship management services in a turnkey solution style—meaning they take care of all ship-related services for the client’s convenience.

    What sort of tasks can quality ship management services accomplish for clients? Most ship management services specialize in the delivery of bulk liquid products. These materials are potentially hazardous and must be transported using ship management services in a safe way that does not harm the environment, but also remains efficient and cost-effective for the client.

    Ship management services may include vessel crewing, maintenance engineering, safety and quality system management, integrated logistics support and property/inventory management. In laymen’s terms this means that great ship management services can build ships as well as convert ships into more efficient models.

    Ship management services will also put forth extra effort to ensure crew safety, environmental protection and the protection of transported materials. Ship management services may include leasing and chartering services, including acting as brokers to locate ships for sale. Finally, there is repair and maintenance ship management services, which sees a qualified staff repair vessels and perform necessary maintenance as needed.

    OSI is one of the most trusted ship management services companies in the country. We offer all marine management services in safety compliance with top organizations such as the American Bureau of Shipping and the US Coast Guard. OSI operates from Houston, Texas as it has since 1981, bringing attentive ship management services to marine engineering and operations. If you are in need of marine services then OSI is your safest, most reliable choice.


  • Vessel Management

    Vessel Management

    Vessel management is all about boats—the management of large ships for various purposes, but mostly relating to oceanic transportation. Vessels may be used to transport highly toxic liquids across waters. Because of the sensitive and dangerous nature of this mission, vessel management is closely supervised and highly regulated by the government. This proves to be a challenge as vessel management services would have to offer transportation that is both safe and efficient.

    However, quality vessel management could also involve more marine operations than just chartering materials. Vessel management could also involve the building of ships, from the planning and development stage to engineering and building the final result. The construction of a ship may be a new design altogether or may be a program to update and convert an existing vessel. Vessel management could include repairing vessels and maintenancing ships for regular intervals.

    Vessel management involves not only large projects but also smaller associated projects, especially for good vessel management companies that offer a turnkey solution to all client needs. These vessel management services would also hire vessel crewing assignments, safety management, property and inventory management and quality management. Finally, vessel management services can also choose to act as a boat broker and find bargain prices on new or used ships for clients.

    For all of your vital vessel management needs contact Ocean Shipholdings. Our vessel management service has been providing solutions to clients since 1981. Like all other vessel management companies, Ocean Shipholdings must meet strict federal regulations in transportation, crewing and engineering. The company’s engineering standards meet or exceed compliance with federal organizations such as the US Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping. If you think you could benefit from the services of Ocean Shipholdings, please don't hesitate to contact us and ask about our vessel management solutions.


  • How Marine Operations Can Help Your Business

    How Marine Operations Can Help Your Business

    Marine operations are services offered to various companies that require the use of large ships. Marine operations could be various industries, from charter services to fishing; however, most marine operations have to do with the transportation of large quantities of oil, such as through an oil tanker. There’s little question that transporting massive amounts of oil across the ocean is a major risk and requires some very efficient ship management.

    Marine operations are closely supervised, not only for the safety of the crew, but also to avoid any potentially disastrous oil spills. However, a company offering marine operations cannot be content with just the safe transportation of these materials. Marine operations must also be time-efficient in the eyes of the client, because time is always money!

    Additionally, vital marine operations involve more services than just transportation. Marine operations may also encompass the repair of oil tankers and the maintenance of such massive ships. Most marine operations companies are prepared to fulfill any client request, even if that means building an oil tanker (or similar vessel) from scratch! Think of marine operations as a turnkey business model, adaptable to the client and offering all services involved in marine operations at sea.

    If you are looking for a company that deals exclusively in quality marine operations, and all related fields, then consider Ocean Shipholdings. Since 1981, we have been one of the most trusted names in marine operations services. We have worked with the federal government as well as various international organizations to ensure the safest transportation and construction operations possible. We are based in Houston, Texas, and we continue to uphold the highest standards of organizations such as Classification Society Rules and Shipboard Security. If you require assistance in marine operations then let Ocean Shipholdings help you reach your destination.


  • How Tanker Operations Work

    How Tanker Operations Work

    Tanker operations involve oil tankers, those massive ships that can reach up to 650,000 tons. While not every oil tanker is that big, the transportation of oil is always an imperative issue. The materials transported can be hazardous to the environment if the ship were ever to meet with disaster. It’s no wonder that the federal government as well as other international organizations closely supervise tanker operations. Tanker operations companies certainly have a challenging assignment: to safely assume tanker operations and transport tons of oil across the ocean—but to do so as quickly as possible!

    However, companies providing quality tanker operations do more than just transport oil. Tanker operations involve repair of oil tanker vessels and the regular maintenance of such ships. A company may be called upon to develop a new vessel design based upon the specific needs of a client. Tanker operations also include handling crews and ensuring the highest standards in safety procedures. Finally yet importantly, tanker operations may also include the real estate side of oil tankers. A tanker operations company may play broker to buyers and sellers who are looking for tanker operations in one form or another.

    Tanker operations can be as extravagant or as simple as you need. If you have a million dollar budget and the need for some major planning in vital tanker operations then Ocean Shipholdings can help you. On the other hand, if you are a small company and have only a limited budget to give to tanker operations Ocean Shipholdings can still plan a solution that will fit your needs. Ocean Shipholdings has been working in tanker operations since 1981 and consistently meets with the standard of the federal government for safe and efficient transportation. Find out how the company can help meet all of your marine needs.


  • Looking For Vessel Management

    Looking For Vessel Management

    Vessel management involves the use of large ships for business purposes. Vessel management may be required in multiple industries, though most companies will seek assistance in transporting toxic liquid across the ocean. You might think of oil tankers when it comes to vessel management, as these boats are often used to transport large masses of oil. How big are oil tankers? The largest ships can weigh an astonishing 650,000 tons!

    When you are dealing with such large ships, highly toxic liquids and a sensitive environment (still sore from that global warming thing), you realize the need for highly efficient, very secure vessel management. Vessel management is closely supervised by both the company offering the vessel management services as well as the federal government and various international organizations. While most companies are largely concerned with transportation, vessel management may actually involve many more individual fields and jobs.

    Vessel management will often including the constructing of ships, in both the planning stage as well as the engineering. Vessel management services may have to custom design a ship according to the needs of the client or may be called upon to update an existing ship. Any ships that are damaged or have not been properly cared for would have to be repaired, which is another facet of quality vessel management. Lastly, vessel management can also encompass ship real state—from buying, selling and trading vessels from company to company.

    If you need assistance in vessel management then contact Ocean Shipholdings. Ever since 1981, OSI has been a trusted source of vessel management and has successfully managed to meet the strict guidelines of the federal government regarding transportation, ship design, and crewing. If your company could benefit from the use of a ship or related services contact Ocean Shipholdings for your vessel management needs.


  • What Are Ship Management Services?

    What Are Ship Management Services?

    Ship management services are special services offered to companies that use large ships for various transportation needs. The term ship management services suggests a turnkey style of business, in which the company offers to provide a variety of services to the client—in fact, any that the client may need. Ship management services could include managing a ship’s crew, repairing a vessel, maintenance and engineering, property/inventory management and implementing various security measures.

    Ship management services cater to certain industries, mostly companies that require quality ship management services to transport bulk liquid products across the ocean. Needless to say, these materials can be dangerous and very unhealthy for the environment if there were to be a spill. Ship management services would make sure that the trip is both secure and time-efficient (meaning cost effective) for the paying company.

    Ship management services also deals in vessel creation as well as ship trading. If a company wishes to build a new vessel from scratch, or is looking to buy a new ship up for sale then ship management services can help in all of these requests. While vital ship management services must be time-efficient, a captain can never overlook the safety of his crew. Many of the logistics involved in ship management services involves improved safety for the crew, as well as the transported products and environment.

    Houston-based OSI is one of the most trusted names in ship management services and offers a wide selection of marine services to clients of various sizes. The company’s method of business is in full compliance with organizations like the American Bureau of Shipping as well as the US Coast Guard. Since 1981, Ocean Shipholdings has been offering award-winning ship management services at fair prices.


  • Where To Turn For Ocean Logistics

    Where To Turn For Ocean Logistics

    Ocean logistics are all about the ocean—whatever needs you have out at sea are included in ocean logistics and there are several companies that are willing to help you hover through all of your transportation concerns. Ocean logistics involves solutions in oil tanker transportation as well as the construction and maintenance of such large vessels. Within these major categories of ocean logistics there are many small fields that deserve considerable attention.

    In complex ocean logistics, you cannot underestimate the important of safety and security. A captain must ensure the lives of his crew at all costs and must make plans to keep the vessel secure from wrecking or spilling any toxic liquid into the ocean. Because of these delicate security issues, the transportation of oil and other hazardous liquids is highly regulated by the government. (Some international agencies concerned about the environment also get involved.)

    Ocean logistics also includes constructing medium to large ships at the request of a client, who hopes the company will develop, engineer and finish a complete vessel for transport. However, every vessel needs a crew and so vital ocean logistics also takes into account the hiring of a crew and the most effective management for the task at hand. Other ocean logistics that could be offered by a marine services company include security program implementation and ship trading amongst other clients.

    If you need assistance in ocean logistics and only want to deal with the best—from a commercial standpoint and governmental vantage—then contact Ocean Shipholdings. Our Texas-based company has been offering ocean logistics to multiple clients and industries, including two branches of the US government, since 1981. Ocean Shipholdings has worked with major commercial companies, small companies and individuals from all over the world interested in ocean logistics. We can help your company too.


  • Ship Management Services Available

    Ship Management Services Available

    If you are in need of ship management services, then you can find someone who specializes in them to help you. Ship management services include quite a few things. It can also provide management of construction projects.

    The ship management services include a variety of things that can be helpful to you and your crew. One thing that is provided with the ship management services is vessel crewing. The ship management services can help you find the best crew possible for your ship to make sure it is run well. They also provide property management and inventory control. This is very important for those that have large ships. It is sometimes difficult to keep up with all your inventory so having someone help you makes it easier.

    The best ship management services also include safety system management and quality system management. The ship management services will also help you with your integrated logistics support system as well as maintenance engineering. Making sure each and every part of your ship is well maintained is important in making certain that your ship runs smoothly and without any problems.

    An important part of the ship management services is the maintenance. The ship management services will make sure your vessel is maintained and repaired whenever necessary. This includes preventative and planned maintenance. Then the ship management services will schedule regular dry dockings. This enables the ship management services to control the cost and the schedule of the plan.

    Ocean Shipholdings performs maintenance on ships all over the world, including vessels in the United States Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping and OSHA. We welcome the opportunity to help your company...


  • Marine Operations Can Help

    Marine Operations Can Help

    If you are looking for someone to help you with your ship, then marine operations can come in and help you out. The marine operations can do a variety of things on your vessel including repair and maintenance.

    Marine operations can help you run your ship more effectively. They can do everything from scheduled maintenance to security. The marine operations can help with property management and inventory control. Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with the inventory on a large ship. Marine operations can come in and show you how to keep up with your inventory along with logging it in. Property management will be much easier with the marine operations stepping in and helping you out.

    Safety and quality systems management is another specialty that the marine operations can help you with. Safety is one of the most important aspects of the ship. Without following safe procedures and making sure all the equipment is safe, you are endangering the lives of yourself and everyone else. The quality marine operations will make sure that all procedures are being followed carefully and everything is safe aboard your vessel.

    Marine operations services include vessel crewing. Making sure that you have the right people aboard your vessel is of the utmost importance. You want a crew that is going to be responsible and safe. The marine operations will ensure that you have the right people aboard your ship. They will also help you with your integrated logistics support system. So the marine operations are very beneficial for you in helping you run your ship.

    If you are looking to build a ship, OSI can support every step of the way in your project, providing effective project management for the design or conversion of the vessel.


  • Ocean Logistics Support

    Ocean Logistics Support

    If you are in need of ocean logistics support, then you can have ship management services help you out. They will help you with every aspect of ocean logistics that you need.

    When looking for someone qualified in the ocean logistics department, you do not want just anyone to work with. Find someone in the ocean logistics field that has been working for over 20 years. This way you are assured that your ocean logistics support is the best around. The ocean logistics team that you are looking for is based out of Houston and began helping others in 1981.

    They have been designing, building, financing and operating oil tankers for years. They know all aspects of ocean logistics and how to implement ocean logistics for your ship. They maintain ships worldwide and follow all codes and guidelines when it comes to ocean logistics.

    The quality ocean logistics team will help you manage your vessels and look for responsible crew members. They will also help with maintenance and procurement. Ocean logistics specialists can also help you with insurance and claims management. This is often a difficult area for people to understand so the ocean logistics support really works with you in filing these claims.

    Another important reason to have the ocean logistics teamwork with you is that they offer full ship service management. The ocean logistics team even helps with cargo operations and financial control. With their help, you can concentrate on what you were meant to concentrate on, your job.

    Safety is the most important aspect of any ship. The best ocean logistics support team can help you with scheduling and planning routine maintenance for your ship. If you need the help of an award-winning ocean logistics team, OSI can start working with your crew today.


  • Find Out More About Tanker Operations

    Find Out More About Tanker Operations

    If you are thinking about tanker operations for your vessel, then it can be a great investment. The tanker operations will help you run your ship from top to bottom and allow you to do your job that you are supposed to be doing.

    One of the things that the tanker operations will do is provide you with high quality ship management services. They will also provide you with a drug and alcohol free work environment on shore and at sea. The tanker operations will make sure that your ship is clean and all crew members are healthy. They will help you follow all regulations and keep your vessel pollution free on and off shore.

    Another important factor to be considered when determining if vital tanker operations should come aboard your vessel is that they will help you avoid any damages to your property. The tanker operations plan is an excellent way to run your ship if you are serious about making sure that your ship is following all regulations and is safe for crew members and yourself. They will follow all codes, guidelines and standards set forth for vessels and make sure your ship will pass all inspections.

    Safety and environment is a top priority for OSI's tanker operations team. They will make sure that every employee is working safely with the equipment and all equipment is up to standards. The best tanker operations team operates with a Safety Management System that meets the requirements of ISM. They also run a company Quality Management System that complies with ISO 9001:2000. Both systems that the tankers operations use are independently certified by the American Bureau of Shipping. To learn more about OSI's tanker operations and what they can do for you...


  • Get Help With Your Vessel Management

    Get Help With Your Vessel Management

    Running a vessel can be a difficult thing for anyone to do. It is difficult even for a few people working together. There are many tasks that need to be done, including managing the crew, inventory of the ship and making sure that every thing is running safe and smooth. These are just a couple of the many things that need to be taken care of on your ship, but if you had vessel management helping you, then you could run your vessel much smoother.

    Vessel management makes it their job to come in and run your ship more smoothly. They will take on all the things that you do not know how to do, or may not do well. The vessel management can take quite a bit off your hands and leave you taking care of the most important thing, your job.

    The quality vessel management company is based out of Houston, Texas and has over 20 years experience in vessel management. They have built, financed, managed and designed oil tankers for years. There experience in vessel management is excellent. They maintain ships all over the world. The vessel management also has strict orders to make sure that employees are safe and that they are following environmental protection plans.

    The best vessel management will help you with one of the most important things on a ship: safety. They will provide safe sailing 24 hours a day. Dependable vessel management also operates with a Safety Management System that meets the requirements of ISM, and will ensure that you are in compliance with Shipboard Security requirements and plans that have been approved by the United States Coast Guard. For information on OSI's vessel management services...


  • Where Can You Find Help With Ocean Logistics? Part 1

    Where Can You Find Help With Ocean Logistics? Part 1

    There is no such thing as cheap ocean logistics. After all, when you travel in a 250,000-ton vessel transporting millions of pounds of oil, you don’t want to hear the word “cheap.” You may have even wondered where to begin finding reliable help with ocean logistics. The good news is that there are resources to help with ocean logistics—in fact, the federal government and various international organizations would prefer it if you went straight to a trusted source before you plan any excursions at sea...


  • Where Can You Find Help With Ocean Logistics? Part 2

    Where Can You Find Help With Ocean Logistics? Part 2

    Ocean logistics involves the process of engineering, as well as planning a vessel transport. Transporting oil can be very complicated and could be dangerous in untrained and inexperienced hands. Ocean logistics refers to service offered by companies experienced out at sea. Firstly, this involves the building of new vessels, repairing damaged ships and maintaining watercraft.

    Next, vital ocean logistics can encompass all management of oil tankers, from staffing a crew to incorporating new safety programs. Finally, ocean logistics can also involve the trading side of sea vessels, as a company would help to find buyers for offered ships or help sell or even recreate a ship for a new task. Where can you find a company offering ocean logistics services?


  • Where Can You Find Help With Ocean Logistics? Part 3

    Where Can You Find Help With Ocean Logistics? Part 3

    Ocean Shipholdings has been providing assistance with ocean logistics since its founding in 1981. The company handles a variety ocean logistics and has worked with major oil companies, ship owners, and financial companies of all sizes and profiles. Some of OSI's largest clients have included the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command and the U.S. Maritime Administration. If you need professional legal assistance with oil transport or any services relates to ocean logistics, OSI can help...


  • Where Can You Find Help With Oil Tanker Operations? Part 1

    Where Can You Find Help With Oil Tanker Operations? Part 1

    Tanker operations can refer to many avenues of oil tanker management. Oil tankers are also known as petroleum tankers and can be small vessels or large vessels of up to 650,000 tons. These ships are specially built to transport large quantities of oil safely and quickly. Most oil tankers usually fall into tanker operations categories: naval and merchant.

    Obviously, tanker operations are very important because lost oil (especially in tons) could be very hazardous to the ocean. Strong supervision is required to oversee these sea journeys, and OSI's tanker operations follow strict guidelines as instituted by governments and international safety organizations.


  • Where Can You Find Help With Oil Tanker Operations? Part 2

    Where Can You Find Help With Oil Tanker Operations? Part 2

    While it would be very safe to resume tanker operations at a very slow and steady pace, this is not practical to oil companies or product manufacturers who need to receive their shipments within a reasonable amount of time.

    Companies that deal with necessary tanker operations may also offer solutions in the areas of ship repair and maintenance, rebuilding old tankers or creating a new ship, or staffing a crew. Additionally, tanker operations include the creation of safety programs so that everyone aboard is safe and oil spills are prevented...


  • Where Can You Find Help With Oil Tanker Operations? Part 3

    Where Can You Find Help With Oil Tanker Operations? Part 3

    Tanker operations may also include the broker or real estate side of oil tankers, as the company would strive to find a vessel for a buyer interested in the oil and transport industry. Where can you go to find help with tanker operations?

    Ocean Shipholdings provides help with needed tanker operations in all departments. We offer assistance with building and maintenance as well as safety and regulation of oil tanker transportation. OSI follows laws established by the federal U.S. government and other international organizations and counts the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command as one of its clients. For reliable assistance with tanker operations...


  • Understanding Ocean Logistics

    Understanding Ocean Logistics

    What is involved in understanding ocean logistics? This is the business of oil transport through the use of oil tankers. These large ships may be small or very large, weighing over half a million tons. The full process may involve several managerial tasks, from constructing new tankers to crew management. These ocean vessels are built for the specific purpose of transporting oil, and the company providing these services certainly has a challenge: they must transport the oil in a timely fashion, while also making sure that the oil does not spill and that the crew members are kept safe through the duration of travel. Not surprisingly, these ocean logistics companies are scrutinized by numerous sources, including federal government branches, state branches and other international organizations.


  • The Management Side of Ocean Logistics

    The Management Side of Ocean Logistics

    When a company offers ocean logistics, it offers a turnkey solution to a client’s oil transport needs. This means that the company not only provides the physical part of producing transportation, but also the managerial side of logistics. The company would be responsible for either providing a crew of qualified workers or teaching an assembled crew new safety regulations. There may be new procedures to follow as ordered by the government or new safety suggestions that are not on the record, but could help to save the lives of crew members in the event of an emergency. Companies also offer assistance with property and inventory management, legally establishing a project and providing other ocean logistics services on behalf of the client.


  • Building Boats For Oil and Ocean Logistics

    Building Boats For Oil and Ocean Logistics

    In ocean logistics, the providing company not only cares for the managerial aspects of a project but also the physical construction needed. This may mean constructing an oil tanker from the ground up. It may involve buying or renting a ship for temporary travel. Companies may also offer repair services to clients and replace bad parts on ocean vessels, or rebuild old tankers into workable assets. All oil tankers need maintenance and so ocean logistics companies could also provide regular maintenance so that vessels perform at optimal speeds and at a consistent rate. Some clients may also be in the business of buying or selling oil tankers for quick jobs or multiyear projects—information that logistics companies may have due to their business contacts.


  • What Is Involved In Tanker Operations?

    What Is Involved In Tanker Operations?

    “Tanker operations” involves oil tanker management, from the construction process to various managerial tasks. These ocean vessels can vary in size; while some are relatively small and easy to move, others can weigh 650,000 tons and be as large as a hotel! These ships are specially built so that companies can transport massive amounts of oil in a safe but still time-efficient way. Tanker operations are required by many companies, from governmental organizations to major oil companies to growing companies in the industrial industry. Operations are always governed and regulated by federal and state law. Additionally, many international organizations get involved in oil transport, as many sources are rightfully concerned about the safety of the earth and how exactly the oil is being transported safely.


  • What Tasks Do Tanker Operations Involve?

    What Tasks Do Tanker Operations Involve?

    “Tanker operations” not only refers to the transport of oil and of the construction of these ocean vessels, but also to the day-to-day management of the ship’s crew. Oil tanker management companies may offer a turnkey style approach to all tanker operations. This would include providing a crew, teach an already assembled crew about safety procedures, instituting new traveling procedures and ensuring that every operation follows the laws on oil transport. Additionally companies may offer assistance with logistics support, property management, inventory control, classification and legality and quality system management. Companies providing tanker operations services have an obligation to please the client, to ensure the safe transport of the product and to care for the safety of all on board.


  • The Heavy Side of Tanker Operations

    The Heavy Side of Tanker Operations

    “Tanker operations” not only involves the management of a crew but also the physical side of oil tankers. This involves building oil tankers from scratch, repairing oil tankers that have been damaged and performing maintenance on returning oil tankers to ensure optimal performance. Additionally, companies offering these services may wish to rebuild old oil tankers, which would involve replacing or refurbishing old parts. You also have to consider the real estate side of oil tankers. There could be companies or individuals looking for oil tankers to buy or rent for a specific project. There also might be companies that want to sell their oil tankers so they can upgrade or get rid of faulty vessels. Tanker operations are concerned with the physical side of providing vessels for transport as well as managing them when ocean-bound.


  • There Are Many Types of Marine Operations

    There Are Many Types of Marine Operations

    There are several different types of marine operations, from naval exercises on the high seas to transfer operations conducted everyday at ports around the world. This latter type of operation most often occurs between tankers, barges, and marine terminals. After the vessel is secured in port, a loading arm or transfer hose will connect the two and begin offloading or loading, or even supplying oil. However, in order to transfer any petroleum products during marine operations, there needs to be a loading master, a deck officer, or a Tankerman that has a merchant mariner’s document present at the time. In addition to safety precautions, there are also a number of environmental precautions to which these operations must adhere.


  • Hiring An Ocean Logistics Team

    Hiring An Ocean Logistics Team

    An ocean logistics team that understands the post 9-11 world is a key factor in making sure that shipments arrive on time. With today’s new security measures, a shipment can be delayed for weeks if the paperwork is not in order. It is inherent that the logistics team understands everything about these new security protocols. There are several other factors that contribute to understanding ocean logistics, including water currents and the weather, which change almost constantly. A good team keeps apprised of these situations and can make on the fly decisions that ensure the safety of the crew as well as the safe and speedy delivery of the cargo. Some fleets outsource when searching for a logistics team, while others train their own in house.


  • The Complexity of Ocean Logistics

    The Complexity of Ocean Logistics

    Ocean logistics is very complex. It is not as simple as going from one port to another, offloading, and returning home. Several things can affect planning, including the weather. Hurricanes and typhoons can be unpredictable, which means the ocean logistics team must constantly be aware of the changing weather patterns as well as how to avoid adverse weather as often as possible. An experienced team can help reduce overall cost as well. Another aspect that has taken the front seat in recent years is the threat of terrorism. Today, more and more cargo ships are being inspected, which means everything on the ship (including the paperwork), needs to be in proper order to ensure that the process goes as quickly as possible.


  • Ship Management Services Help Fleets of All Sizes

    Ship Management Services Help Fleets of All Sizes

    Quality ship management services can provide several important function, including document handling, maintenance work and handling of spare parts, event handling, and reporting (online and off) of various aspects of vessel operations. Ship management services may also provide repair and maintenance, dry docks, compliance audits, state and regional compliance, planning of voyages, supply acquisition, and bunkering services. Many different ship owners and companies in a variety of industries rely on these management services every day to get their ships and their products safely and efficiently to the places they need to go. Fleets from only a handful of ships to those with hundreds can benefit from the help a high tech, high quality service can provide.


  • Tanker Operations Are Delicate Procedures

    Tanker Operations Are Delicate Procedures

    One of the most common tanker operations performed by more than a thousand tankers that carry crude oil across the globe is the offloading of that crude. This is a delicate operation that must be overseen by specialized personnel in order to ensure that it is done safely as well as with the environment in mind. An accident, which spills crude oil into the ocean, could spell the end of a wide variety of the local marine life, as well as potential lawsuits. There is also the danger of explosions, should the tanker operations offloading plan not be followed exactly. In addition, before loading or unloading of petroleum products, there must be a loading master, a deck officer, or a Tankerman present.


  • Quality Vessel Management Can Make THE Difference To The Fleet

    Quality Vessel Management Can Make THE Difference To The Fleet

    If it weren’t for quality vessel management, the fishing vessels that sail from the Alaskan port of Dutch Harbor in search of crab and other commercial marine foods would face a number of problems besides just working in an unforgiving environment. The captain and crew of the ships can focus on their jobs, while the vessel management can take care of the other aspects of the operation, including repair and maintenance, dry docks, supply acquisition, as well as regional and state compliance. Most also provide comprehensive safety programs, which serve to make the ships a bit safer despite the dangerous environs. Many management services can handle fleets of just about any size, from just a few ships to many hundred.


  • How Vessel Management Can Help Your Business

    How Vessel Management Can Help Your Business

    If it weren’t for quality vessel management, the fishing vessels that sail from the Alaskan port of Dutch Harbor in search of crab and other commercial marine foods would face a number of problems besides just working in an unforgiving environment. The captain and crew of the ships can focus on their jobs, while the vessel management can take care of the other aspects of the operation, including repair and maintenance, dry docks, supply acquisition, as well as regional and state compliance. Most also provide comprehensive safety programs, which serve to make the ships a bit safer despite the dangerous environs. Many management services can handle fleets of just about any size, from just a few ships to many hundred.


  • Marine Operations Services

    Marine Operations Services

    Marine operations services are provided by a vendor who takes care of the management of a ship. The marine operations services may consist of a multitude of areas designed to provide complete control of the ship. The services include as many of the functions as you need such as ship procurement, safety and quality management, registrations, crew assignment, and maintenance and shore functions. Shore functions typically include financial functions as well as keeping proper records, receipts, and total management of the ship resources. Proper operations management will make sure that your ship is always legal and safe. The management is done completely by the vendor to give you peace of mind and little stress. Periodic reports and updates are always issued and any pending problems are always communicated.


  • Ocean Logistics Services

    Ocean Logistics Services

    Ocean logistics is the handling of sea transportation. Most large companies that operate ships need to rely on ocean logistics services to provide the proper level of handling. These companies handle all aspects of sea transport from port to port. The logistics services start with a location and destination, planning the complete beginning-to-end transport. This may include other modes of transportation such as trucking or airlines. The handling of this service is crucial to proper functioning of the business. Products must get from one place to another in a timely manner and on budget. Your business depends on the proper operation of this important function. A good logistics handler will provide your company with a turnkey solution to oversee the day-to-day operations of logistics.


  • Ship Management Services Help Your Business

    Ship Management Services Help Your Business

    Ship management services are the complete operations of your business from procurement to maintenance. Whether you have a large or small operation, your company can benefit from ship management services. The services allow you to get the best and most qualified personnel to oversee the operations of your vessels. A skilled project manager will be able to review your needs and provide the precise level of service you expect. These services include crew hiring, training and management, ship maintenance, safety management, quality systems, logistics and general property management. The on-shore functions include financial records, reports, and accounting functions such as payroll. The owner can have as much or as little input or involvement as they want and are provided with regular complete updates and reports.


  • About Ship Management Services

    About Ship Management Services

    Ship management services are offered by companies to provide all types of functions for ship owners. Ship management services are specifically designed for taking care of oil tankers, but the services can be used for any types of ships. The services consist of shore functions that include setting up and staffing the crew, putting together a top-notch maintenance staff, insurance and claims management, cargo operations, and financial control. Look for a company that provides a full range of services so that you, the owner, do not need to worry about anything. Services should provide complete updates and reports as needed and communicate freely about everything occurring. The company should be committed to customer service and should be able to listen to and carry out all of your objectives.


  • About Tanker Operations

    About Tanker Operations

    Tanker operations services are contracted services that offer complete maintenance and management of ocean tankers. Tanker operations can take care of as much or as little of the operations functions as you need. For instance, they can handle everything from procuring the ships to maintaining them and everything in-between. This includes functions such as vessel crew set up, engineering maintenance schedules and upkeep, safety management, quality management, logistics support, and inventory control. The services also may include shore functions that typically support financial and management jobs to oversee the entire function of the ship. Look for a company that will provide experienced project management. The company should have a team of people in place who are adept at providing the special types of services necessary.


  • Vessel Management Services

    Vessel Management Services

    Ship and vessel operations are something best left to professionals. By choosing expert vessel management services, you can rest assured that every aspect of operations is being properly controlled. The services begin with procurement, and continue through operations and maintenance. Hiring a properly trained crew is one of the important functions that a service can provide. Managers will ensure that the crew gets additional training as required. There are many laws that govern vessels. Managers are aware of these laws and know how to follow them and avoid legal entanglements. Managers on the ground help maintain records and make sure that everyone adheres to safety regulations. They also provide administrative support to the crew, and generate and review reports that help keep everything moving smoothly and profitably.


  • Contracting Marine Operations

    Contracting Marine Operations

    When you have a ship or fleet, you'll need to use the expertise of a good marine operations team. Such a team assists you by fulfilling all the daily functions needed to operate the ships. A team can do everything, starting with ship procurement and continuing with maintenance and support. Safety issues are an important aspect of daily operations, requiring continual maintenance. Special training must be provided, and rules and regulations followed. The team will provide a qualified and trained crew and takes care of resource support issues. Managers can provide ground support and deal with daily issues. These teams also report their operations. Reports show many different aspects of operations that help managers control expenses and keep track of everything.


  • Handling Ocean Logistics

    Handling Ocean Logistics

    Large shipping companies that move products via ocean travel need to be aware of ocean logistics. This deals with the handling of oceanic transportation. The best way for companies to handle this is to hire a professional company that specializes in sea transport. Such a service is important to ensure that ships can travel swiftly to their destinations. Using a company with expertise in the area helps to keep operations running smoothly. Many countries claim different areas of water, and they have specific laws and rules that must be followed. A professional knows these laws, and makes sure that the transportation plans adhere to them. Products need transport from place to place and a company that specializes in logistics is necessary to keep operations moving and to avoid any incidents. Logistics is a very complicated study, and is a necessary part of ocean transportation.


  • Ship Management Services Can Improve Operations

    Ship Management Services Can Improve Operations

    If you manage your own fleet you may want to consider outsourcing ship management services. A qualified company provides all the necessary ship procurement and management. Look for companies with highly trained officers and crewmembers that are certified by the U.S. Coast Guard Regulations group. Companies can assist you in every aspect of fleet ownership, including the day-to-day operations as well as compliance with regulations. Experienced managers provide the daily project management required to keep the ships running properly. You can easily offload many aspects of ship management to a qualified group. Detailed reports help you control operations and ensure your ships consistently meet standards. The use of these services eliminates the need for extensive training and helps better control the maintenance of the ships, and the training of the crew.


  • What Ship Management Services Can Do

    What Ship Management Services Can Do

    Large ship companies that have one or more ocean vessels typically need to use ship management services. Ships used for transporting goods have many requirements. Management services help with procurement of vessels, as well as ongoing support and maintenance. They work closely with owners or designated representatives to ensure that the ships undergo proper handling. The team can be responsible for everything including hiring the crew, training the crew, and ongoing payroll and benefits issues. A good management team knows how to adhere to specific laws affecting the ships. Ground control helps support crews perform many administrative and project management tasks. They generate reports to show many different aspects of ship operations. Owners can be as involved as they like, and can get as much support as they need.


  • Using Tanker Operations Services

    Using Tanker Operations Services

    Ship and marine operation services must take special precautions when dealing with tankers. These specialized ships require a stringent adherence to many safety rules and regulations. For expert help with tankers, hire a company dealing in tanker operations. A good company knows and understands maintenance routines and the reports that must be sent to government officials. Such professional care is imperative due to the importance of tankers. Accidents involving tankers make national headlines, and can cause major environmental damage. As with other ships, tankers require a team of managers to handle all the operational details. The tanker crew must be properly trained and ready to handle any type of problem. It's even more important to always use professionally trained personnel when operating tankers.


  • Choosing Marine Operations

    Choosing Marine Operations

    Whether you have one large vessel or an entire fleet, you can use the services of a professional marine operations company. Marine operations provide turn-key management solutions for your vessels. The services include both ship and shore management. Complete solutions include procurement, inspection and registration. Once the ship is ready, the company can provide a dedicated manager and crew. The manager will ensure that all safety laws are followed and that the proper maintenance is performed on the ship. The shore management team keeps records and maintains the complete financial records of the ships. This includes everything from accounting and payroll functions to keeping records, receipts, insurance and documents. The team makes sure that your vessels are always safe and legal to operate. Extensive reports are available that provide you with the necessary information on an ongoing basis. Choosing professional services gives you a complete turnkey management solution to vessel ownership.


  • Outsourcing Marine Operations Part 1

    Outsourcing Marine Operations Part 1

    Marine operations are a key aspect to any shipping company. Ocean transport is an extremely critical business operation that must adhere to strict laws and safety procedures. In order to be safe and profitable, it is important to use the services of a qualified marine operations company. A good marine operations company provides a turnkey solution to your fleet. The company will provide any and all parts of operations, including those on the vessels as well as on shore. The company can assist in management of procurement, safety, quality control, crew assignment, and even registration and maintenance. On shore, the management team is ready to provide accounting functions including payroll, records, receipts, tax and resource management. In addition to the day-to-day management, the team will also provide reports that will indicate all aspects of the business. The management team can be involved in as many parts of the process as you want.


  • Outsourcing Marine Operations Part 2

    Outsourcing Marine Operations Part 2

    Marine operations is a specialty management service that is provided by a vendor to take care of ship management. Marine operations consist of many different services that are designed to control all parts of ship operations. Services include both ship functions and shore functions. The operations begin with ship procurement and registration. The services continue with high quality management for all the day-to-day activities that are important in marine control. Safety is of utmost importance and all laws and regulations are followed properly. The shore functions typically involve accounting and financial functions, bookkeeping, records management and reporting and payroll. Periodic reports are issued to give owners the information about their fleet. The ship functions include crew assignment, maintenance and safety and quality management. Any or all management functions can be given to the management company. The services are always managed properly to give you peace of mind that everything is going smoothly.


  • About Tanker Operations

    About Tanker Operations

    Tanker operations services are provided by a specialty company to take care of the day-to-day tasks associated with tankers. One of the most important things to focus on in tanker operations is safety. Safety concerns are paramount and safety regulations must be followed. The easiest and safest way to ensure that operations are properly taken care of is to use a service provider. Service providers specialize in all aspects of operations, including both shore and sea functions. This includes procurement, safety, quality management, registration, and maintenance. Other services provided on shore help to keep proper records, receipts, and provide accounting and payroll functions. Additionally, there will be reports generated to account for all aspects of the management functions. All safety inspections and registration will be taken care of properly and regular maintenance will be performed. Any issues are communicated and resolved quickly and efficiently and periodic reports are provided.


  • Tanker Operations Management

    Tanker Operations Management

    A tanker operations management company can provide all the services you need to keep your tanker fleet running smoothly. A knowledgeable and professional tanker operations management company has the expertise and resources to provide a turnkey solution for managing your fleet. The management team can start with the procurement of the vessels and assist in the safety inspections and registration processes. They can then help to assign a crew. The daily operations include performing routine safety and maintenance checks to ensure that the vessel is always safe and strictly adhering to the laws. Shore operations include all the accounting and paperwork functions of the fleet. This includes taxes, payroll, receipts, human resources and resource management. They keep records and generate reports as needed. The team will take care of any problems that arise and advise you of the resolution. The operations team provides a total solution that gives you peace of mind that everything is being handled properly.


  • Expertise In Tanker Operations

    Expertise In Tanker Operations

    Tanker operations services are designed to provide owners with complete care of their tanker fleet. Whether there is one or many services, hiring a company that specializes in tanker operations can save you money and keep your tankers operating smoothly. You can choose from a wide variety of services that will take care of everything both on the tanker as well as on shore. The services may include procurement of the vessels, inspection, safety, quality management and crew management. The shore services provide all the functions that keep your vessels properly handled behind the scenes. These services include accounting, payroll, keeping records, receipts and total management of the vessel's resources. The services also include reports that can be generated to give periodic updates on all the functions of the fleet. You can choose to have everything handled or just certain functions. Having operations outsourced gives you peace of mind that all aspects are being taken care of in a safe and professional manner.


  • Marine Operations Are A Crucial Part of The Oil Tanker Business

    Marine Operations Are A Crucial Part of The Oil Tanker Business

    Although most of us don't realize it, oil tankers are crossing the globe every day. Petroleum is delivered to our shores by the men and women of the ships' crews thanks to a long series of coordinated efforts. Marine operations of many oil tankers are handled by special companies who manage tankers and provide other marine services. These marine operations teams make sure that the cargo gets to where it's going safely. They take great pains to ensure that the entire crew is practicing adequate safety measures to keep everyone aboard out of harm. In the grand overall picture of the oil industry, marine operations may not seem like a large part. However, these experts keep the tankers running smoothly and make sure that everyone gets home safely.


  • How Tanker Operations Teams and Many Others Get Gasoline To You

    How Tanker Operations Teams and Many Others Get Gasoline To You

    When we fill up our cars at the gas pump, how many of us stop to think about how that gasoline got there? The fuel that you use in your vehicle has had a long and interesting ride before ending up at your neighborhood convenience store. It all starts when the crude oil is pumped from the ground by huge machines. It is then transported to an oil tanker. The tanker operations team oversees the trip by sea to the destination country. The tanker operations team then assists in unloading the cargo and sends it on its way to be refined. After a complicated refinement process, gasoline is transferred to large trucks to be taken to gas stations. The fuel is offloaded into the storage tanks at the gas stations, where you later pump it into your car.


  • Marine Operations by Vessel Management Companies

    If you need a service for marine operations on your ship, you would want a vessel management company that has a good reputation for managing vessels efficiently yet without accidents or injuries. Some of the services that a marine operating service should provide you include vessel crewing, maintenance engineering, safety system management, quality system management, integrated logistics support, property management and inventory control. In addition to providing marine operations, your vessel management company should also provide project management, ship management, shipbuilding management, leasing/chartering and repair/maintenance. Your vessel management company ought to have the capability to oversee the building of your ship from the early engineering stages through to its completion and then be able to manage every aspect of ship management so that you need not be bothered with any of the day-to-day details of running a tight ship.


  • How To Handle Marine Operations

    How To Handle Marine Operations

    Owning oil tankers is a major undertaking so if you choose to own oil tankers, you will probably need the services of a vessel management company to help you maintain your marine operations. If you own an oil tanker, you will need to hire quite a few sailors and other crewmembers to work for you on your oil tanker, which is a marine operation that a vessel management company can perform for you. Such a service might also include the training of your crewmembers. .Additionally, you will be concerned with the safety of your crewmembers as well as the safety of the environment when you operate your oil tanker. Other marine operations you will need a vessel management company to perform for you include quality system management, maintenance engineering, integrated logistics report, property management and inventory control.


  • Management of Your Tanker Operations

    Management of Your Tanker Operations

    If you own oil tankers and you want a vessel management company to handle your tanker operations, you need to be sure that you hire only the best vessel management company because of how much is at stake with oil tanker management. When you are managing a tanker operation, the most important aspects of management include the safety of your employees, the safety of the environment and the safety of your bottom line. You need to make money in the oil tanker business, but you do not want to do so at the expense of others or the environment. The best way to ensure that your tanker operations are profitable yet environmentally friendly and safe for your employees is to retain the services of a vessel management service that requires attention to employee safety and environmental protection 24/7.


  • Tanker Operations Require Skilled Professionals

    Tanker Operations Require Skilled Professionals

    Tankers are some of the most important ships in operation today. They carry supplies of liquid goods all around the world. Most notably, they carry petroleum from its country of origin to its country of destination. Planning, implementing, and tracking the routes of all of those tankers is a very big job. Typically, a tanker operations team takes care of overseeing these details. The tanker operations team is usually comprised of experts from a specialized company that manages most of the aspects of the tanker's journey. Not only do these experts have to know all there is to know about managing a tanker; they also have to have specialized knowledge about their cargo to maintain safety at all times. The professionals who manage tanker operations are some of the many unsung heroes of the petroleum industry.


  • Look For A Marine Operations Company Online

    Look For A Marine Operations Company Online

    The management and organization of a ship is best handled by one central management company. This is in part because there are regulations and requirements that must be addressed before a vessel can go out to sea. A marine operations company is in the right position to make sure that a vessel is in compliance with all rules and that it is prepared to operate on a daily basis. There are a number of important services that a marine operations company is in charge of. These would include vessel crewing, maintenance engineering, ensuring that the safety systems of a vessel are in compliance, quality system management, support with integrated logistics, help with the management of the property and proper inventory control. Information on how to obtain the services appears online. Such companies offer additional services as well, such as employment information, ship building information, leasing and charter information and more.


  • The Different Areas of Marine Operations

    The Different Areas of Marine Operations

    When it comes to marine operations, there are a number of different areas which must be managed under these services. These areas include vessel crewing, maintenance engineering, safety system management, quality system management, integrated logistics support, and property management and inventory control What many people do not realize is how much is involved in the operation of marine services. When you delegate these services to someone else, you can relieve many of your tasks and focus your time on more important projects. This includes areas of the industry like project management, ship building, leasing or chartering marine vessels, and repair and maintenance of those vessels as well. More importantly, you will find that there are companies that offer managerial experience in marine operations and more which focus on the quality, security, and safety of each of the systems meaning that there are less accidents and lost time while at sea.


  • A Ship Management Company Works with Various Vessels

    A Ship Management Company Works with Various Vessels

    A ship management company is responsible for the management of various types of vessels. Leaving the management and operations of a ship in the hands of one management company assures safety and organization of the ship's day-to-day functions. Management companies of this type operate within the confines of the various systems certified by the American Bureau of Shipping. They are also in compliance with security requirements, in addition to the security requirements of the United States Coast Guard. Some of the services that a management company for ships provides are creating and maintaining the crew of the vessel, maintenance management, procurement, insurance and claims procedures, cargo operations and finances. A ship management company provides management services to a variety of businesses and individuals including those who are a member of the United States Navy and Maritime personnel as well as oil companies, ship owners and more. Information for contacting a company can be found online.


  • The Best Practices for Ship Management

    The Best Practices for Ship Management

    When it comes to managing a ship, there are a number of different practices and categories that come into play. In fact, ship management not only has to deal with the crew and environmental practices, but also will international standards. This includes classification society rules, flag state registry, OCIMF, IMO, SOLAS, shipboard security, safety system management, and quality system management. Some of the most important aspects of ship management include keeping things safe for the crew and protecting the environment. In fact, crew safety and environment protection is among the biggest parts of managing a ship. However, the constantly increasing numbers of regulations that require compliance are also a big part of the management of a ship. This means following the U.S. government approved processes and procedures which include purchasing and procurement, accounting systems, property management, and much more. It also means oil tanker inspections and vetting under OCIMF standards.


  • Tanker Operations Must Be Done To Ensure Safety

    Tanker Operations Must Be Done To Ensure Safety

    A tanker is a ship that often carries a liquid, such as oil. These are ships that require a system of operations in order to run properly and to run under strict safety codes. Tanker operations can be accomplished by a company that focuses on the management and operation of ships. These operations will include every aspect of management that will keep a tanker safe and in compliance with the rules. By operating a tanker in compliance with the rules, employees stay safe and the environment stays protected. Tanker operations will include focusing on the crew that works on a tanker, its maintenance and financial operations, and more. All of these are accomplished under all regulations for a tanker. A company who focuses on the operations of a tanker will do so for military and private divisions.


  • The Policy of Tanker Operations

    The Policy of Tanker Operations

    When it comes to the mission and policy of tanker operations, there are a number of items to take into consideration. These areas include clientele, employees, and the overall condition of the tankers. Therefore, policies should include providing high quality ship services to clients by maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free environment while ashore and at sea. They should also include upholding the highest standards in regards to the safety of the personnel, the ships, and any property.

    Furthermore, tanker operations should meet the requirement of international standards, including the operation of vessels and the protection of the environment. They should also be in compliance with any mandatory rules and regulations. While this may seem standard and something that every ship management group would adhere to with the operation of their tankers, not all companies do. This puts the people, the ships, and the products at risk and should never be allowed.


  • Understanding Marine Operations Tasks

    Understanding Marine Operations Tasks

    In order to manage marine operations, you must be knowledgeable about many different areas. You will be required to handle the staffing of your vessels and the training of new crewmembers, as well as ensuring for their safety.

    Marine operations management also requires observing any applicable environmental regulations, as well as many other regulations, which may govern your marine operations. This work also includes safety and maintenance inspections to keep your operations running smoothly. Maintenance requires knowledge of engineering so that you can manage any subcontractors. It also involves handling the logistics of these repairs, including the schedule and budget, as well as arranging for dry dock time if necessary.

    Handling the logistics of your fleet is an important task for any marine operations manager. Balancing all of these tasks can be difficult, but it is a necessary part of managing marine operations.


  • Managing Marine Operations

    Managing Marine Operations

    Managing marine operations involves knowledge in many different areas. It involves staffing your vessels, training workers, and ensuring for the safety of your staff, as well as complying with all environmental regulations. Managing your ships also requires knowledge of engineering, so that you can direct subcontractors in maintenance, repair, and conversion tasks. This work also entails safety and quality checks, as well as schedule and cost management.

    Marine operations management also requires understanding safety systems and ensuring that they are checked in accordance with various laws. Handling the logistics of your fleet is an important task for any marine operations manager. You must know where your ships are at all times, and be knowledgeable about property management and inventory control. All of these tasks require organization and knowledge of all applicable marine operations laws. Balancing all of these tasks is a difficult but necessary part of managing marine operations.


  • Understanding Ship Management Duties

    Understanding Ship Management Duties

    Ship management involves a wide range of activities, from hiring staff members to coordinating logistics and arranging for repairs. A ship manager must coordinate the training of new crew members and ensure their safety while onboard. Environmental protection requirements must be followed as well. Ship management also includes routine inspections of both the safety systems and ship maintenance, and arranging for any necessary repairs.

    If you control a large fleet of ships, you must understand their engineering, because you will be responsible for coordinating not only repairs, but also ship building and conversions. You will need to be knowledgeable about these aspects of ship management so that you can direct subcontractors and inspect their work.

    All of these ship management tasks can be difficult to coordinate, but they’re a necessary part of managing a large fleet of ships.


  • Ship Management Tasks

    Ship Management Tasks

    If you control a large fleet of ships, ship management is a necessary part of your operations. This includes assembling a crew for your vessels, and handling the logistics of their safety. It also requires conducting maintenance and safety system checks, and knowledge of environmental protection requirements.

    Ship management also includes organizing the logistics of your fleet, as well as managing your property and inventory. Managing a large fleet of ships can often involve engineering tasks, including converting vessels, which requires planning, procurement of materials and support, and construction. You will need to be knowledgeable about these aspects of ship management so that you can direct subcontractors. This work also entails safety and quality checks, as well as schedule and cost management. All of this work can be a hassle, but it’s a necessary part of managing a large fleet of ships.


  • Understanding Tanker Operations

    Understanding Tanker Operations

    In managing oil tanker operations, one of the most important and publicly visible considerations is environmental protection. You must know and follow all applicable laws.

    Another important job is managing the staffing, including providing training for new crew members and ensuring their safety while on the tanker. Safety and accident prevention systems on the tanker must be engineered and maintained in accordance with all applicable regulations.

    One of the main aspects of tanker operations is the coordination of repairs and maintenance for the tanker. In order to keep the tanker in working condition and to avoid accidents, you must be diligent about frequent inspections, and handle all necessary repairs promptly. You must be knowledgeable about tanker engineering in order to manage subcontractors, and oversee both the schedule and the budget.

    Balancing all of these tasks is difficult, but they are all necessary for tanker operations to run smoothly.


  • Managing Tanker Operations

    Managing Tanker Operations

    When managing tanker operations, one of the most important considerations is environmental protection, as you must follow all applicable laws. Another aspect of managing an oil tanker is staffing, including training crews and ensuring their safety, as well as developing systems to avoid accidents. Safety systems on the tanker must be engineered and maintained in accordance with all guidelines.

    Of course, one of the main aspects of tanker operation management is coordinating repairs and maintenance on the tanker itself. To keep the oil tanker in working condition, you must be diligent about making all necessary inspections and repairs. This requires knowledge of engineering as well as the ability to manage subcontractors and oversee the schedule and budget.

    Another necessary part of operating a tanker is organizing the logistics, including coordinating production. Balancing all of these tasks is a difficult but necessary part of managing tanker operations.


  • Marine Operations Is A Specialized Business Sector

    Marine Operations Is A Specialized Business Sector

    Marine operations require constant review of policies and procedures to ensure your business is within legal boundaries and codes. Businesses that provide these services offer the ability for you to focus on more important daily operations. Safety education and compliance can also be an issue in ocean transport. Constant changes in laws and safety requirements are monitored and implemented by marine professionals.

    OSHA requirements continue to become more stringent, and it’s important to keep your crews current on training and education. Logistics, staffing, maintenance and repair, and project management are also available. When your business does not require the direct use of your vessel, a management company may also offer leasing or chartering services. This allows your massive investment to become a source of secondary income when not used for daily business operations.

    You may also need to lease a vessel for a project versus purchase one. Businesses specializing in marine operations may also find you the proper ship for your required use.


  • Employing Ship Management Services For Your Business

    Employing Ship Management Services For Your Business

    As an important form of transportation and a huge part of the import and export business today, it’s vital to use ship management services to protect the integrity of your organization. Government laws and safety issues are best handled by a proven and licensed service.

    Your business is too important to not employ the best professionals to handle special tasks. Staffing, maintenance and repair, safety education and project management may all be handled by the correct marine experts. Constant changes in government laws and requirements create a full-time job in themselves. Ensure you are within the correct boundaries and operating your daily business in the correct manner.

    If you require specific services for logistics support or inventory control, a reliable marine company may help you in this area. Shipbuilding or chartering services are also available. Businesses specializing in ship management can handle as few or as many responsibilities for your organization as necessary.


  • Oil Tanker Operations Require Strict Safety Adherence

    Oil Tanker Operations Require Strict Safety Adherence

    Several government laws and requirements have tightened the belt on required safety measures for oil tanker operations. Ensuring that the operating business is in accordance with the law requires a constant reviewing and education process. Hiring a ship management company to staff your ship and train your crew on current safety and OSHA requirements will prevent excessive expense and liability. These professionals make a living at knowing and staying current on all requirements and practices.

    Maintenance and repair is also provided by these companies, providing a single avenue for all of your shipping needs. If you have only a temporary need for a vessel, your management company may also find you a charter or lease arrangement. Strict safety adherence is required to prevent stiff penalties and fines from failed inspections and repeated offenses. Hiring an outside company to manage your tanker operations will remove this burden from daily operations.