• 27.05.15 Masterbulk signs with SeaSafe Marine
  • 07.05.15 Wallem vessels receive AMVER award
  • 04.05.15 The right ship management team
  • 27.04.15 New Representative in Odessa
  • 20.03.15 True North Magazine Issue 1 2015 out now!
  • 25.02.15 华林加强中国船舶管理团队
  • 25.02.15 Wallem strengthens Ship Management team in China
  • 18.11.14 Meet Asia's leading cruise agent at Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 20-21 November Hong Kong
  • 12.11.14 Wallem and Höegh to extend cooperation
  • 04.11.14 Wallem wins safety award for innovative study
  • 22.10.14 Ship simulators to benefit hundreds of officers
  • 20.10.14 Global recognition for rescue crew
  • 15.10.14 Wallem Fleet Personnel Director appointed
  • 25.08.14 Amver Awards presented to Wallem-managed fleet
  • 06.08.14 AO Shipping nominates Wallem for two new-buildings
  • 28.07.14 Search suspended for missing seafarer - MT Sigma Integrity
  • 27.07.14 Man overboard incident - MT Sigma Integrity
  • 18.06.14 Dickson Chin promoted to Ship Agency Managing Director
  • 17.06.14 Wallem's True North magazine is now available - Issue 2 - 2014
  • 08.05.14 Höegh Autoliners and Wallem sign Shipman deal
  • 25.04.14 Ioannis Stefanou appointed Global Technical Director
  • 22.04.14 Ship Owners Want Dedicated Crewing Pools
  • 08.04.14 Hong Kong Shipping Company Leads Awards for Industry
  • 08.04.14 Wallem Scoops Awards Pool
  • 07.04.14 Wallem wins Most Compassionate Employer of Indian Seafarers Award
  • 01.04.14 Wallem's True North magazine is now available - Issue 1 - 2014
  • 10.03.14 Breakbulk China 12-13 March - Wallem offers comprehensive breakbulk services
  • 07.03.14 Cruise Shipping Miami 10-13 March 2014 - Asia expertise essential for consistency of service
  • 28.11.13 Wallem celebrates 110 years with party in Singapore
  • 26.11.13 Latest True North magazine out now
  • 20.11.13 Assistance for typhoon-affected sea and shore staff
  • 18.11.13 Proud delivery of seafarers’ bill of rights
  • 19.08.13 Chief Operating Officer commences as Wallem Strengthens Leadership Team
  • 07.06.13 Wallem Group Strengthens Team with Appointment of New Managing Director of Ship Management
  • 14.05.13 Group opens offices in South Africa to meet client demand
  • 14.05.13 New appointments in Malaysia and Thailand
  • 15.04.13 Wallem Strengthens Executive Team As Delivering Maritime Solutions Becomes New Way Forward for the Group
  • 09.04.13 Wallem Opens First Hub of Expertise in Singapore as it Looks to Establish Strategic Maritime Locations Around the World
  • 24.03.13 "Delivering Maritime Solution" video
  • 01.12.12 SeaSafe Marine - new lifeboat service already proving valuable to ship owners
  • 29.10.12 Independent Lifeboat Servicing & Testing
  • 20.10.12 Women of Wallem (WoW) launched in Sri Lanka
  • 19.10.12 HAL / Seabourn cruise agency secured in Vietnam
  • 16.10.12 Tanker Safety
  • 30.09.12 Women of Wallem (WoW) active in Philippines
  • 29.09.12 Freight forwarding in Vietnam
  • 28.09.12 Wallem speaks at major Cruise Conference
  • 07.09.12 Award for health programme in Hong Kong
  • 05.09.12 ISC and Wallem create ship management alliance
  • 25.07.12 Flying horses
  • 23.07.12 NW Ship Management launched in Singapore
  • 15.06.12 Largest cruise vessel calls at Hong Kong
  • 11.05.12 Two ships win Car Carrier of the Year Awards
Masterbulk signs with SeaSafe Marine
Masterbulk signs with SeaSafe Marine
27 May 2015
SeaSafe Marine, the expert life boat maintenance service company of the…

SeaSafe Marine, the expert life boat maintenance service company of the Wallem Group, has entered into a five-year global sole service supplier agreement with Masterbulk Singapore.  The agreement is for lifeboat services on Masterbulk’s fleet of 20 open hatch gantry crane vessels.

Andrew Lemmis, Managing Director of SeaSafe Marine, said: “This is the first fleet agreement that SeaSafe Marine has in place and I am sure it is just the beginning as our services are attracting interest from a number of ship owners.

“The ship owners are attracted by the value-for-money service we offer, including invoicing what we quote, guaranteed attendance and cost effective genuine parts. SeaSafe Marine offers a single point of contact for clients and a global coverage for servicing.”

SeaSafe Marine’s current client list includes companies from across the maritime sector such as cruise, tankers and bulk carriers, and all are looking for a service which ensures they provide crew and passengers with reliable and compliant safety equipment at realistic pricing.

“We have engineers based in Hong Kong and China, who regularly travel around the world to deliver our services. We are soon to add engineers based in Singapore, the UK, Mainland Europe and USA,” said Mr Lemmis.

“Our clients have a need for maintaining lifeboats, but we offer much more than just standard services. Once on board, we also service gangways and accommodation ladders at no additional cost. Other benefits include pre-docking surveys, condition assessment checks on newly added tonnage and two visits a year on each vessel.

“We also consider it important that crew are proficient in using the equipment, which may well save their lives one day, so we also assist crew in performing drills and provide equipment-specific familiarisation training all in the attractive flat fixed service fee.”

SeaSafe Marine is an Independent Lifeboat Servicing and Testing Organisation (ILSTO). It is an authorised representative of major lifeboat and davit manufacturers, with Class and Flag approvals.

Wallem Group’s other third party services includes Marine Buying Services, which delivers procurement services to third party ship owners and other maritime businesses. MBS lowers operational costs by using economies of scale derived from planned project purchasing while allowing ship owners to remain in control of all decision making.


Wallem vessels receive AMVER award
Wallem vessels receive AMVER award
07 May 2015
Five of Wallem Singapore's-managed vessels were the proud recipients of…

Five of Wallem Singapore's-managed vessels were the proud recipients of Amver Awards during a ceremony last month. EGS Crest, Hoegh Chiba,
Hoegh Kunsan and Hoegh Pusan all received recognition for their participation. Particular recognition went to the Birch 5 which has achieved 11 consecutive years in support of the Amver rescue system.

Amver is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard and is a unique, computer-based and voluntary global reporting system, used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange assistance to persons in distress at sea. Amver's mission is to quickly provide search and rescue authorities on demand, accurate information on the positions and characteristics of vessels near a reported distress. 

The right ship management team
The right ship management team
04 May 2015
David Price has started in the role of Managing Director Wallem Ship Management…

David Price has started in the role of Managing Director Wallem Ship Management today, taking a key position in Wallem’s continued growth as a leading ship management and technical services provider.

David has worked in all senior levels of ship management and has a high degree of experience in technical management, manning, procurement and quality and safety. He began his career in shipping as a deck officer, leaving his sea career at the rank of captain.

Wallem Group CEO Simon Doughty said David will lead the ship management team in working with the broader services of the Wallem Group, offering clients a unique service unavailable elsewhere in the maritime market.

“Shipping is a constantly changing world, and a very competitive one, so to continue to deliver what our clients and stakeholders want today and predict their future needs, we have combined the right people and expertise,” explained Mr Doughty.

“David will continue to develop the depth of our maritime professional expertise across the ship management team, and will introduce his own perspectives and ideas on how we can continue to grow as a successful Group,” said Mr Doughty.

“We have a diverse set of services across the Group and combined with our experts in almost every maritime sector, we can and do meet the needs of our clients, whether they use one of our services or all.

“With David’s knowledge and understanding of technical ship management, with a particular focus and understanding of quality and safety, our clients and seafarers can be assured that these essential ship management traits will continue to underpin Wallem’s services.”

Wallem Group’s growth plans include increasing the commercial, technical and crew managed fleets, introducing progressive tools and systems to both the Group and clients, building a strong logistics network in Asia, and escalating commercial focus and activity.

Wallem’s ship management team, which has been evolving with newly created positions, promotions and appointments, is well positioned to achieve the Group’s objectives.


In late 2014 Wiebke Schuett was promoted to Managing Director, Wallem Europe. Wiebke is well known with Wallem’s clients in her previous role leading the fleet personnel team in Europe.

Wiebke is a graduate of Wallem’s accelerated talent management training programme, illustrating Wallem has talented staff in line for promotions given the right development opportunities.

South East Asia
Captain Deepak Honawar, a veteran of Wallem Ship Management and former Wallem seafarer, is leading the Wallem Singapore hub of expertise.

Mingfa Liu (刘明发) joined Wallem Ship Management in January 2015 as Managing Director, Wallem Ship Management China; a newly established role for the Wallem Group. Based in Wallem’s Shanghai office, Mingfa is concentrating on the Group’s relationships with shipyards and dry docks in China, and represents Wallem’s ship management services in the region.

Safety, Quality & Insurance
Vijay Soman, who started his career as a Wallem cadet, leads the safety, quality and insurance teams. Vijay is an example of how a seafaring career can grow into so much more within the same company, given the right opportunities and development.

Future-ready seafarers
Captain Fared Khan is leading the fleet personnel teams, which encompasses recruitment, retention, crew welfare and training, to deliver future-ready seafarers who are professional, safety conscious and dedicated to their jobs.

Quality technical management
Ioannis Stefanou was appointed in 2014 to lead the technical management business of Wallem, delivering clients a reliable, quality service from the ship management service hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Europe.

OPEX-cutting procurement
A long-term Wallem procurement expert, Mark Haslett continues to deliver Wallem clients a reliable and value for money service, alongside Marine Buying Services (MBS) which Mark offers to non-Wallem clients seeking similar cost savings and quality.

New roles in technical management
Three new positions in the technical management team were established to capture the expertise of senior staff and focus them on the needs of clients. Head of Dry Fleet Operations, Head of Tanker Fleet Operations and Head of Car Carrier Operations were all internal appointments: Chris Hassall, Akhileshwar Roy and Rajan Gupta respectively.