InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management sector, has started the year by welcoming a new member.
Ukrainian crew manager Alpha Navigation has been approved for Full Membership in what InterManager Secretary General Kuba Szymanski says is a significant move. “Ukraine is an important crew-supply area and we are delighted to welcome Alpha Navigation as the first InterManager member from this country and also our first new member of the year,” he said.
Based in Odessa, one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranean and Black Seas area, and with branches in most Ukrainian sea ports, Alpha Navigation represents more than 2,500 competent and qualified Ukrainian crew. The company is ISO 9002 approved and ensures its crew supply meets full compliance with IMO, STCW and ISO requirements, as well as the manning stipulations of the vessel and her registry.
Captain Szymanski said: “Alpha’s emphasis on quality crew, backed up by a comprehensive training regime and careful adherence to international regulations, is very much in line with InterManager’s drive to ensure high standards are maintained within the shipmanagement industry. We are pleased to have them onboard.”