GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

SHANGHAI, Apr 5 (FAM) Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement, has opened a manning office in Shanghai to meet growing demand for Chinese crew and officers from shipowners.

The new joint-venture company is Anglo-Eastern Sinoship Ship Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd and was formed with local partners Shanghai Sinoship Seafarer Management Co., Ltd. Sinoship ranks as one of the five biggest crew service companies in China, with Chinese crew members working on about 100 ships with an additional 150 officers and ratings.

The new company’s pool of seafarers are specially skilled in different vessel types including pipe-laying barges, marine cable-laying workboats, floating cranes, wind turbine installation vessels, AHTS, offshore drilling platforms, scientific exploratory ships, bulk carriers, container ships, general cargo ships, log carriers, chemical and oil tankers.