OSM Shipping Group and Thome Group have agreed to merge the two companies. By joining forces, the companies will build an even stronger platform where they will continue to evolve and deliver world-class ship management services to their customers. The merged company will be named OSM Thome.
Finn Amund Norbye, Group CEO of OSM Shipping Group, said:
By combining our resources at OSM Thome, we will be an even better partner for our customers. With our emphasis on innovation as well as safe and efficient operations, we aim to make the combined company even more relevant and attractive to customers, employees and seafarers. Our companies are a good match in terms of expertise, capacity; We share a common agenda in important areas such as digitalization, cyber security and green transportation.
The new OSM Thome company will be headquartered in Arendal, Norway, and strong technical headquarters will be maintained in Singapore and Europe.
Olav Nortun, Group CEO of Thome Group, said in his comment:
Together, the two companies have a total of 31,000 employees, of whom 2,000 represent a variety of expertise and experience in 22 countries. It is the people who enable us to provide the highest quality and sustainable solutions to our customers. We operate in all oceans of the world and the efforts of our 29,000 seafarers are key to our international shipping position.
Today, the two companies manage a total of 1,000 ships, of which 450 are in full technical management and 550 in personnel management. Many of the world’s leading shipping companies are customers of OSM and Thome, and the fleet consists of different segments such as tankers, bulk carriers, containers, Ro-Ro, cruise ships, offshore vessels and units.
The merger of the two companies is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. Of course, this subject is subject to the approval of competition and other relevant authorities. Until the merger is formally approved, the two companies will operate as before, with separate management and organizations.
About OSM Shipping Group
OSM Shipping Group provides Ship Management services to the Offshore and Maritime sectors. OSM’s core services are technical and team management, as well as providing services related to and enhancing these core services.
About Thome Group
Thome is a dynamic provider of integrated services to the international shipping and offshore industries. From ship management and Offshore management to personnel and training, Thome offers a full range of products and services required in the management of a wide variety of maritime areas.