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Columbia Shipmanagement signs Anti-Piracy security deal with French navy
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From left to right: The deal is agreed by Igor Nikolaiev, CSM Singapore Company Security Officer; Commander Jeremy Bachelier of the French Navy and Demetris Chrysostomou, Managing Director of CSM Asia region and Group Business Development Director Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM)...
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Beam him up: Mark O’Neil and Columbia make history with hologram meeting
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Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is going boldly into the future of virtual conferencing with an eye-catching new bit of hologram kit. The entertainment industry is no stranger to such technology, which has enabled dead stars from Whitney Houston to Maria Callas...
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Columbia Shipmanagement rolls out finance arm in fresh bid to crack Italian market
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CEO Mark O'Neil argues move helps 'proud' Italian shipowning families, but others express doubts A new finance company established by Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is being used to spearhead a fresh drive into the Italian market and develop a new model...
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GenPro awarded for commitment to sustainability, diversity and youth
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GP General Procurement Company Limited (GenPro) has been honoured with the 2021 Young Ship Cyprus Company Award, sponsored by Ancoria Insurance Public Ltd., for its commitment to sustainability, diversity and developing the next generation of maritime professionals. The Cyprus-headquartered commercial...
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CSM D fundraising events
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Our colleagues in Hamburg recently hosted four different charity events in honour of their autumn giving campaign. These included a bake sale, rooftop BBQ, parrot photo shoot and a walking/running event. Their great efforts paid off and the funds raised will be...
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Columbia targets 500 vessels for its Middle East management company
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Columbia Shipmanagement has ambitious plans to expand its Middle Eastern vessel operations from its base in Saudi Arabia. CSM Saudi Arabia has grown from 35 offshore vessels at launch in August to more than 100 under some form of management...
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Moustaches grow then go for Movember campaign
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CSM CY recently held its first ever Movember charity campaign, with 30 staff members promising to grow lavish moustaches only to lose them at month’s end.  The highlight of the “shave off” came when Captain Andreas Xapolytos had his moustache...
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Has Covid-19 pandemic put seafarers in the driver’s seat?
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The Covid-19 pandemic was tough on seafarers. When the globe went into lockdown in March 2020, the men and women who work aboard commercial ships bore the brunt, with hundreds of thousands working long beyond contractual terms and safety limits,...
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Columbia Shipmanagement Announces New Mental Health Initiative
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Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is proud to announce it is furthering its efforts to promote crew positive mental health and wellbeing with an exciting new initiative for crew welfare. Reflecting its I Care philosophy, CSM will be presenting courses prepared and delivered...
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Enviro Award: CSM Environmental Efforts Acknowledged with National Award
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CSM is honoured to accept the 2020 Environmental Keeper Gold Award from the Pancyprian Environmental Awards for Organizations and Businesses. This award reflects CSM’s commitment to promoting and implementing sustainability locally and globally in the maritime industry. The award was...
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