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Transporting The World’s Cargo, Geir Sekkesaeter, CEO, OSM Maritime Group

The Silicon Review
December, 2018

thesiliconreview-geir-sekkesaeter-ceo-osm-maritime-group-2018Shipping remains one of the most efficient and safe ways to transport large amounts of cargo all across the world. Whether it is agriculture produce, steel, minerals, cars, furniture or consumer goods, large cargo ships are the top choice for exporters as well as importers. Most subject matter experts concur that the global shipping industry is a major node in global trade and commercial network and generates billions of dollars in revenue. OSM is one of the world’s premier shipping companies, providing solutions in all forms to optimize and improve global shipping.

Established in Norway in 1989, OSM has upheld a long tradition in being a provider of quality service, operational safety and environmental protection in the marine shipping industry. Their goal is to constantly improve their reputation as a premier shipping company and to provide services with integrity and reliability aiming for zero incidents and zero spills. The company makes it a mission to go that extra mile to be their customer's first preference for safe, high quality and reliable services. OSM aims to be a key partner for corporations and governments, ensuring that their services provide momentous value to their business.

World Class Shipping

Since 1989 OSM has provided unparalleled support at sea. With 11,000 employees, a fleet of roughly 500 vessels, 30 office locations, 90% rate of retention and operations all over the world, OSM is the global market leader for third-party management within the offshore and maritime industry. The company’s solutions provide one point of contact and act as a one-stop shop for ship management, crew management, offshore management, and new building management.

With a global footprint combined with local content, OSM Maritime Group offers flexibility and opportunity for clients to expand their presence in new regions and the peace of mind that comes with: efficient and transparent management systems that keep them informed at all times, over 50 nationalities, EBN and Flag expertise capabilities to assure regulation compliance, reduced overhead expense and back-office support to allow them to focus on their growth.

Market Winning Services

Crew management

OSM supplies certificated and experienced personnel for long or short-term requirements. They aim to provide a quick response, in light of the need to fill a vacancy promptly so that customers’ business is not adversely affected. OSM Crew Management serves a number of companies operating conventional vessels, as well as oil majors. The crew management operations exceed requirements in the TMSA guidelines and strive to provide high-quality personnel. The OSM Maritime Group was the first ship management and crew management company in the world to be certified according to the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) by DNV.

Ship Management

OSM Ship Management provides management services for a wide range of vessels. It is among the few managers capable of offering management services for, in addition to conventional tonnage, sophisticated offshore service vessels, such as subsea construction, PSVs, AHTS vessels, shuttle tankers with DP, and Double Acting Tanker (DAT) with Azipod propulsion. Management of oil tankers, ranging from 10.000 dwt to VLCCs, has for years been an OSM core sphere of competence, along with gas competence. Focus on oil major approvals and availability in the market in order to maximize earning potential for vessels are key elements.

The company’s management philosophy is to focus on asset protection. The experienced staff views ship management from an owner’s perspective, giving priority to safety, preventive maintenance, and flawless operation. The company also provides comprehensive services tailored to the needs of each vessel, ship owner, or charterer. Managing an array of cruise & passenger vessels within the OSM fleet, OSM offers a combination of nautical, technical, hotel & catering management services. 

Offshore Management

OSM Offshore offers a multi-disciplined team of experienced professionals providing international client base with high-quality management and corporate solutions. The company understands the importance of expert planning for the successful delivery of projects; identifying and mitigating potential risk early creates an environment conducive to delivering the overall project to schedule and within budget. OSM’s independent technical advice, coupled with up to date knowledge of vessels and equipment, enables optimal assistance for clients with the management of risk, quality and project delivery. 

Vessel Construction

OSM New Build Management has invested significant capital in this area of the business to ensure rapid delivery and customer satisfaction. The evolution of their fleet has allowed OSM Maritime Group to increase their market share and align themselves with customers' growing demand to operate in deeper waters. While OSM’s fleet continues to change, the company culture of safe and efficient operations remains the same.

Meet the Enterprising CEO of OSM Maritime Group, GeirSekkesaeter

GeirSekkesaeter has served as Senior Vice President of Teekay Marine Management at Teekay Corporation and has more than 20 years of global experience from ship classification as well as ship management activities.

His international experience includes positions in Japan, China, South Korea, UK, and Norway. He joined Teekay in 2008 as a leader in its fleet operations. Prior to Teekay, Sekkesaeter served as President at Wilhelmsen Ship Management

“Each contract awarded is taken as a proof of confidence from our customer.”


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