Crew management has always been at the heart of our company’s operations, and to this day represents the largest segment of our shipping activities. Seafarers are carefully screened, making sure only those fully qualified and properly STCW certified are employed.
Our one-stop crew management services range from the initial planning stage, recruitment and selection, onboard placement, overall administration of crew, to ongoing training.
Columbia Aurus Ship Managements’ clients are looked after by a single point of contact – a designated senior personnel manager, responsible for appointing the right seafarers to join vessels, crew changes, and communicating important operational information, back to base. Together with other areas of operations, this ensures our clients are frequently kept informed about the crew operating their vessels.
Our primary crew manning source include Indian, Eastern European, Ethiopian, Indonesian, Filipino and other Asian nationalities. Our fully transparent screening and employment procedures ensure both vessel owners and crew applicants can easily evaluate the recruitment process.
At CASM, specific client requirements are a top priority. The flexibility to provide every client with an individual, bespoke solution, and our willingness to go the extra mile is what we believe distinguishes us from our competitors.
This includes supplying crew to clients on an ad hoc basis, either well in advance or on short notice, to gradually building up a selection of crew for each client. Certainly, this promotes on-board consistency and reliability, as crew become better accustomed to vessels and specific management systems.