One key factor for Gram Car Carriers AS (GCC) to succeed as a supplier of PCTCs to the operators is to work closely with a knowledgeable and dedicated Ship Management company. The operators of PCTCs are working closely with the car manufacturers all over the world, and these manufacturers expect very high standard of service level from the operators. In the end, it is the performance of the vessels and their officers and crews that will establish the service level experienced by the manufacturers.
GCC has therefore established a strategic cooperation with OSM Group in Norway and their daughter company in Singapore, OSM Ship Management Pte Ltd, in order to be able to meet the high standard of performance expected from the car manufacturers and the vessel's operators. OSM has supervised the building of the vessels built and delivered from Kyokuyo Shipyard in Japan, and Mingde Shipyard in Nantong China. OSM Singapore has today full management of all Gram Car Carriers's PCTCs on T/C.
OSM Group is a substantial professional ship management and crewing company, headquartered in Norway. OSM is an independent marine-services provider offering a broad scope of high quality ship management and consultancy services for all types of vessels and offshore units. OSM Group has a fleet of more than 430 vessels under its management, and operates from 21 offices around the world. The company employs more than 7,000 skilled and motivated employees from around 30 nations, who are dedicated to serving a significant number of customers worldwide. OSM Group at present has full maritime management of over 80 vessels, including technically advanced ships and offshore units.
The owners of P.D. Gram & Co control 20% of the OSM Group.
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