Radio Holland in Singapore has signed a Managed Service Agreement (MSA) with Thome Ship Management that will cover nine vessels for four years. Thome Ship Management, headquartered in Singapore, has worked for many years with Radio Holland, which is part of Imtech Marine, but until now this has largely been on an ad hoc basis.
Officially signed on June 1, the agreement covers a pool of nine chemical oil tankers of around 45,000-50,000 dwt on a 24/7 basis. The MSA covers the maintenance of marine electronic equipment including navigation, communication, automation and IT equipment. The contract includes everything from annual radio surveys to servicing bridge equipment, to the delivery of spare parts and on-the-spot troubleshooting.
Thome Ship Management’s Fleet Group Manager Tihomar Baraba, commented: “I have worked with Radio Holland for over 11 years and have always been impressed with the way they have handled the needs of our fleets during that time.
“Radio Holland has a large global network and enjoys a good reputation. We need a reliable partner we can call on to support our worldwide activities. We were looking for suitable partners to assist our tanker pool – the Champion fleet – but we found there were not so many companies with a network as extensive as Radio Holland.”
Mr Baraba added: “It is also convenient for us to have a local contact in Singapore, where we know the people and they help us wherever our vessels are in the world.”