Columbia turns 40 years old!

During Maritime Cyprus, Captain Heinrich Schoeller, Chairman of Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM), welcomed over 600 invited guests, staff and senior management to a party in the grounds of the company’s offices in Limassol, Cyprus to celebrate 40 years of Columbia supplying quality shipmanagement services to the global shipping industry.

Addressing guests, Mark O’Neil, CEO of Columbia Shipmanagement, paid tribute to Columbia’s staff “without whose help, all of the hard work and achievement would not be possible.

“When I say people, I mean our hard-working crew who give so much in running the vessels we manage for our valued clients. I also refer to our fantastic shore-based staff and to our wonderful clients. We are a service-based company and we take pride in working closely with our clients every step of the way. And I would like to thank our valued partners who help us deliver the service we are able to provide to our clients.”

Mr O’Neil also paid homage to CSM’s founder and Chairman Captain Heinrich Schoeller, “who established CSM 40 years ago and, as they say, the rest is history. Today is our birthday but we are proud to say that the values he put in place 40 years ago are still present today.”