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V.Group is the world’s leading independent ship management company, and a global pioneer in technology, innovation, and services for worldwide vessel owners.
With over 35 years’ experience in managing vessels in the shipping, cruise and energy sectors, V.Group is committed to delivering safe and compliant operations through transparency, pro-activeness, and strong partnerships. V.Group provides a full range of ship management and marine support services to ship owners and operators around the globe, as well as the ability to blend those services together in unique combinations to meet specific customer needs.
With responsibility for 600 assets including tankers, bulk carriers, and gas carriers, to cruise, offshore, passenger vessels and containerships, under management, V.Group has access to an international network of over 44,000 seafarers across all sectors. They are supported by an onshore team of over 3,000 colleagues spread throughout 30 countries in 60 regional offices.
Costamare Inc. is a leading international owner of containerships. Through its subsidiaries Costamare Inc. (“Costamare”) owns a fleet of 81 vessels (the Costamare fleet) aggregating approximately 581,000 TEU, including two secondhand vessels that we have agreed to acquire and two vessels that we have agreed to sell. Five of our containerships, have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed with York Capital Management by vessel-owning companies in which we hold 49% equity interest.
Costamare serves liner companies that demand a high standard of safety and reliability and are, in most cases, among the world’s largest liner companies. Costamare and its predecessors draw on a history of more than 47 years in transportation of goods by sea, with more than 30 years of these in container transportation.