Riding the sea waves amidst the unpredictable high waves of sea is not an easy task, especially when it is loaded with goods. But thanks to the highly experienced captains and crew members of Toships, we have grown as a trusted name in shipping industry especially in the realm of ship management.
Broadly, ship management can be divided into a number of sub divisions. They are technical management, operation management, risk management and commercial management. Our shipping professionals have got valuable experience of a number of years in all these ship management portfolios.
Technical management includes repairs and maintenance, dry docking and special surveys, manning, repairs and maintenance, purchasing, insurance, safety quality, environmental compliance services, risk assessment, emergency response management, meeting third party quality assurance compliance, oil majors' acceptability requirements, feasibility project management and new building supervision.
We also offer Pre-Purchase Inspections and Navigational Audits that involve sailing with the vessel for a period of 2 to 3 days. We also offer customized inspections that can be done for client's specific requirement.
The crew is the heart of shipping industry. Whether it is a passenger ship or cargo vessels, efficient and trained crew members are required everywhere. We have the experienced crew members which have practical knowledge of running a ship efficiently. In addition to this, the crew members are equipped with all skills that are needed to safe guard a vessel. The crew members who are well versed with multiple facets of ship management are searched through the modern techniques out of the database we have. We also run training programs from time to time for the crew members so that they get equipped with the latest knowledge of technicalities involved with running and operations of ship.
Running a ship safely involves an array of marine operations. We also have experience of providing consultancy for the design and construction of vessels.
Technical consultancy involves high level of knowledge. Our marine engineers and master mariners are highly qualified in doing technical investigation. We have marine legal experts and master mariners in our team that have a considerable experience in doing surveys. They are assisted by our in-house technical support team.
Superior ship management is incomplete without the involvement of an efficient information technology department. It ensures that the communication among different components of the ship can be carried out instantly, reliably and swiftly. It is also double checked that the data between clients, crew and shore based management remains secured.
Risk management is a crucial domain of ship management. We put safety as the biggest priority while sailing but there are many unseen risks involved during the voyage. Thus, in order to protect the ship owner’s liabilities, we provide our clients with complete insurance solution.
We also offer advice on Hull and machinery, war risk, protection and indemnity, freight demurrage and defense, Crew P & I, Cash box/cash to Master, Charterers' liability, Loss of hire and other specialized marine insurance products.
You tell us any commercial ship management activity. We are ready with every such aspect such as Demurrage & Claims, Ship Brokerage & Operations, Chartering and Research/Consulting.
The author is the Captain in a ship management company based in Mumbai, India. He has 14 years of Sailing and shore experience at different positions including Master onboard tankers and Commercial Operations Manager ashore with a ship owning company.