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Clipper Fleet Management joins Dania Ship Management in new partnership agreement

Press release   •   Dec 15, 2017 14:01 GMT

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Dania Ship Management has today announced plans to extend ship management capabilities to include dry cargo in a partnership agreement with Clipper Fleet Management, part of the Clipper Group.

The partnership, which strengthens the commitment by V.Group, Nordic Tankers and Clipper Group to create a compelling platform for Copenhagen based ship management solutions, will see the transfer of 28 shore-based employees and around 1,000 seafarers to Dania Ship Management.

With access to V.Group’s global marine services offering and Dania’s ship management platform, the partnership will support Clipper Group to deliver high quality and efficient management of their fleet.

Carsten Brix Ostenfeldt, chief executive officer, Dania Ship Management said: “Our aim when we created Dania Ship Management as a partnership agreement between Nordic Tankers and V.Group was to develop a strong Danish ship management solution. Extending our capabilities to include dry cargo management is an important next step and we are delighted to welcome the partnership with Clipper Fleet Management. The two companies will operate under separate Documents of Compliance to ensure we continue to meet the specialist requirements of both tanker and dry cargo clients.”

Peter Norborg, chief executive officer, Clipper Group added: “This new partnership agreement with Dania Ship Management provides Clipper Fleet Management the perfect platform for future growth – benefiting our clients as well as the organisation and employees – both on shore and at sea. And with both companies having a strong commitment to safety, efficiency and quality, I am confident of a successful transition.”

The transition will be completed shortly.


V.Group is the leading global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, with circa 3,000 colleagues based across 67 offices globally, supporting over 40,000 personnel in marine and offshore roles.

Nordic Tankers Trading A/S is a leading chemical tanker company that transports specialized liquid products in bulk for large chemical producers and oil majors. Building on many years of industry experience, they offer premium services in all core trade lanes. And for all types of specialized liquid products. They address the factors that generate value for customers by delivering on specification, on time and always with safety as the number one focus.

Dania Ship Management was established in June 2017 in Copenhagen as a partnership between Nordic Tankers and V.Group to build a Danish ship management capability. The company has established a strong chemical tanker centre of expertise with 32 ships currently under management.

Clipper Group is a ship operator, pool manager and ship owner. It’s an industry leader in dry-bulk operating a fleet of 150 handysize, supramax and ultramax vessels. Clipper is commercially headquartered in Copenhagen with more than 200 employees worldwide.

Clipper Fleet Management, part of Clipper Group, performs the direct technical management of 26 dry-cargo vessels. Operating from Copenhagen and Mumbai, it offers total solutions for performance-driven technical management, including long-term fleet maintenance procedures.

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