Jebsens and Seatrans have established a new company for ship management and crewing services
The new company, 7Mountains Maritime, will provide a boost to Norwegian ship management.
Seatrans and Jebsens have complementary competences and geographical domains. Today, they are establishing a new company that will provide services to the market that the parties individually cannot offer.
In recent years, a number of Norwegian shipowners have purchased ship management services from abroad. Kristian Jebsens Rederi and Seatrans Ship Management have now set up a new joint venture offering external customers complete ship management services, based on Norwegian quality and experience.
“We were in no doubt as to the potential for the new company in an industry facing increasing challenges from major ship management companies based in Asia. We aim to make use of our many years of experience and expertise in the new company, benefiting small and medium-sized shipping companies. 7Mountains Maritime will provide customers with the same solutions we use ourselves, helping improve their operations,” explains CEO Bjørn Jebsen in Jebsens and CEO Gisle Rong, Seatrans Ship Management.
The new company will be based in Bergen, and an efficient business model has been developed whereby 7Mountains Maritime draws on the networks and expertise already established in the two shipping companies. 7Mountains Maritime provides the entire range of ship management services via highly experienced groups in Norway, Poland, Romania, the Philippines, Vietnam and Australia. “By becoming part of a system comprising numerous skilled colleagues in both Europe and Asia, we will be an attractive supplier to both Norwegian and foreign shipping companies. 7Mountains Maritime will maintain a high ethical standard and quality, and will therefore also be an attractive employer for seafarers who want to work for shipping companies with a high reputation and that provide good terms and safe working conditions,” maintains Erik W. Mohn and Brede Gislefoss in 7Mountains Maritime.