Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company has established MOL Synergy Marine (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. ("MOL Synergy") jointly with Synergy Group, a ship management services group in Chennai, India, to provide ship management and crew training services.
MOL Synergy has already started managing five MOL-operated vessels. On the other hand, it established a crew training center with latest technology simulators in Chennai, and hosted its grand opening ceremony on October 8, 2014. The center is equipped to train ship board crew in all aspects of ship operations including navigation, watch keeping, cargo handling and ship maintenance.
The MOL Group will create new ship management and crew training businesses by integrating the marine technical knowhow accumulated over 130 years of vessel operation with Synergy Group's growing ship management methods. These new businesses will be competitive in both quality and cost, and will offer additional value-added services to their customers.
Synergy Marine Group expanded the number of vessels it manages to over 100 now, with major takeovers every year. Its customers include big names like British Petroleum (BP Shipping), SHELL, APL etc. With offices in India (Chennai, Cochin and Delhi), Singapore, Philippines and USA (Connecticut), Synergy marine group has global presence to cater to its maritime customer. According to Synergy group CEO, Rajesh Unni, this will not only improve Indo-Japanese business ties but also improve employment opportunities for youths of Maritime fraternity.