Unicom, which provides a full range of ship management services to almost 90 vessels and specialises particularly in Arctic operations, joined InterManager as a Full Member following a meeting in Limassol with InterManager Secretary General, Captain Kuba Szymanski, last week.
Capt. Szymanski said: “We are delighted to welcome Unicom to our membership and look forward to their active participation in InterManager.
“Professional ship management services are increasingly in demand and our industry is growing both in size and status. As a result, being part of a recognised international industry body like InterManager is of huge importance.
“We are pleased to report that membership of InterManager has been steadily growing and our membership now represents more than 5, 000 vessels and almost 300, 000 crew.”
InterManager represents the interests of the ship management sector on the global maritime stage, particularly at meetings of the International Maritime Organisation and other key industry bodies. In addition its members work together to improve the performance and efficiency of global shipmanagement, to highlight and share best practice and to initiate and implement meaningful performance monitoring across the world.
Sergey Popravko, Managing Director of Unicom, said: “We at Unicom felt this was the right time to join InterManager. We look forward to collaborating with fellow ship management companies to the benefit of our sector and to ensuring that ship managers gain the recognition they deserve within the international maritime industry.
*InterManager has 47 Full Members and 58 Associate Members as of 15 October 2014.