Jun 26, 2013
Univan, the first name in shipmanagement, has been named as the Ship Manager of the Year at the Seatrade Asia Awards 2013 at a gala dinner ceremony in Hong Kong.
“To win this award is a great honour and to retain the award for a second consecutive year makes it even better. It is the icing on the cake as we celebrate our 40th anniversary this year. We would like to thank the panel of eminent maritime judges who selected us as the leading ship manager in Asia,” said Bjorn Hojgaard, CEO, Univan.
The Ship Manager award was given to recognize Univan as a company that has delivered the highest quality of safe and professional vessel management services while at the same time controlling costs and ensuring efficient running of its clients’ fleet.
“40 years ago Captain Vanderperre had a vision to provide world class services to ship owners, this award shows that we are achieving that goal” added Hojgaard.
Univan, was the original shipmanagement company established in 1973 by Captain Vanderperre and during the last four decades built up expertise and experience of managing different types of vessels, including LPG tankers, chemical tankers, oil tankers, container carriers, general cargo vessels, multipurpose vessels, bulk carriers, ore carriers, woodchip carriers, reefer ships , RORO vessels, ocean-going, salvage tugs and livestock carriers.
Univan also provides a first class new building and conversion supervision service for all vessels types, including VLCCs, chemical tankers, containers and bulk carriers from major ship yards in Japan, Korea and China.
Univan Ship Management Limited is a leading third party ship manager, managing a wide range of ship types. Univan also provides a number of ancillary services to its clients including new building and conversion projects, sale and purchase of vessels, crew management and vessel chartering. The Company's goal is to be the best third party manager in the world. It recognizes that, to do so, it must keep its managed fleet on hire, operating economically and in optimal condition (in line with the requirements of its Owners) whilst maintaining a total commitment to safety and to the protection of our
Univan Ship Management Limited environment. Univan has managed over 700 vessels from 2000 to 320000 DWT and types. Univan's founder, the late Captain Vanderperre is widely recognized as the Father of modern ship management. The Company continues to observe his three primary principles of Reverence for the Seafarer, Tight Cost Control and very Hard Work. It has supplemented these with a major upgrade in its IT platform and a strong emphasis on "no blame" and "teamwork" in its operating culture. Univan’s commitment to seafarers and owners is strengthened further by our own state of the art Training Academies inaugurated in 1998 in Kochi, 2005 in Mumbai, India and 2011 in Manila, Philippines.