Radio Holland in Singapore has signed a Managed Service Agreement (MSA) with Thome Ship Management that will cover nine vessels for four years. Thome Ship Management, headquartered in Singapore, has worked for many years with Radio Holland, which is part of Imtech Marine, but until now this has largely been on an ad hoc basis.
Officially signed on June 1, the agreement covers a pool of nine chemical oil tankers of around 45,000-50,000 dwt on a 24/7 basis. The MSA covers the maintenance of marine electronic equipment including navigation, communication, automation and IT equipment. The contract includes everything from annual radio surveys to servicing bridge equipment, to the delivery of spare parts and on-the-spot troubleshooting.
Thome Ship Management’s Fleet Group Manager Tihomar Baraba, commented: “I have worked with Radio Holland for over 11 years and have always been impressed with the way they have handled the needs of our fleets during that time.
“Radio Holland has a large global network and enjoys a good reputation. We need a reliable partner we can call on to support our worldwide activities. We were looking for suitable partners to assist our tanker pool – the Champion fleet – but we found there were not so many companies with a network as extensive as Radio Holland.”
Mr Baraba added: “It is also convenient for us to have a local contact in Singapore, where we know the people and they help us wherever our vessels are in the world.”
Thome Group of Companies
Thome is a dynamic provider of integrated ship management services to the international shipping and offshore industries. Based in Singapore, and celebrating more than 50 years of service, the Thome Group of Companies represents a unique combination of the best elements of Scandinavian shipping tradition with the modern drive of Asian business enterprise. From ship management to offshore structure management, port agency, vessel inspection and crew training, Thome offers a complete range of services and products under one roof. Building on Singapore's dynamic growth as an international maritime centre, the Thome Group has grown to be recognised as one of the world's leading independent international ship managers with more than 300 vessels under full technical management serviced by 650 shore staff and 11,000 crew members.
Radio Holland & Imtech Marine
Radio Holland is the renowned worldwide NavCom and Service & Maintenance brand within the broad portfolio of Imtech Marine. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Radio Holland connects its customers to an unrivalled worldwide network of technical service expertise that helps customers run smarter, more profitable businesses with less down-time and lower operational expenditures.
Imtech Marine (headquarters in Rotterdam) is a leading company in the global maritime market, operating as a full-service provider and system integrator of tailor-made, innovative and sustainable technology solutions covering the whole ship. Imtech Marine specialises in automation (platform and engine room), navigation, communication and connectivity solutions, propulsion systems, power generation and distribution, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), ship motion control, information technology, entertainment and port services. Imtech Marine provides innovative systems and reliable maintenance services around the world during the full lifetime of the ship. The company employs approx. 2,400 staff at almost 100 offices in 30 countries, based along shipping routes and close to shipbuilding centres.
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