Maryville established its ship management operations in the maritime center of Piraeus, Greece in 1967. The company took its present form in 1982 and has become one of the foremost Greek ship management companies in Piraeus. Since its formation, Maryville has managed and operated over 70 dry cargo vessels for individual owners, partnerships and Excel Maritime Carriers. Today it manages a diverse fleet of vessels ranging from Handy size to Cape size Bulk Carriers.
Maryville Maritime Inc., a company incorporated in Liberia, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Excel Maritime Carriers and provides the Technical Management of our Fleet.
"We understand that the basic ingredient of a successful management service is the balance between technological efficiency and costs, while maintaining at all times an outstanding quality of service. We value and respect traditions, nevertheless we continuously seek improvements and modifications that may prove beneficial in providing the best possible service, always being committed to safe, environmentally friendly and cost effective shipping operations".
The company is an independent management corporation, providing the owners of the managed vessels with the following services:
The company consists of a technical team that attains expertise and relevant technical knowledge, in order to provide owners with the requested asset protection and safe operation of their vessels. This is achieved through a top quality service in running vessels and monitoring their progress through regular inspections, planned maintenance and technical upgrading.
The company has access to approximately 1800 seafarers employed in its managed fleet. In addition it has adopted a policy of strict selection, evaluations and training of all crews onboard its managing vessels. For the purposes of carrying this service more efficiently Maryville, employs its seafarers from Maryville Manila Inc.
The company provides all ship performance information and accounting, through highly experienced and qualified personnel, allowing the owner to monitor ships' operations and maintain ultimate control. This is achieved through an in-house group of operating systems, financial and management accounting systems and purchasing control that cover all aspects of vessels' operation and proper accounting of their performance.
Maryville's full ship management services consist of:
- Vessels' Operations
- Maintenance and repair of the vessel, including dry- docking
- Vessel's supply with spares and stores
- Oil pollution- Contingency Response Plan
- Onboard Safety Audit
- Computerized planned maintenance system
- Insurance and in- house handling of all types of insurance claims
- Voyage performance monitoring
- U.S tax compliance
- Competitive Cost Operator
- Operating costs compare favorably with those of competitors
- Capacity to manage additional vessels with low incremental cost
- Able to take advantage of economies of scale
- Low Turnover of Seaborne Personnel
- Exclusive collaboration with well established crewing office in the Philippines
- Well trained masters, officers and crew
- Seaman's qualifications and licenses comply with the international qualifications and shipping conventions
- Seamen have minimum 3 years of work experience
- High retention ratio of highly qualified crew
- No International Transportation Workers Federation (ITF) claims
- Competitive Salaries and promotion from within, when possible
- Differentiate by providing top quality service
- Careful selection of vessels and charter counterparties
- Constant vessel upgrading to meet charterer's demands
- Preventive maintenance programs
- Technical Expertise secures High Fleet Utilization
- Developed by the management over the last 25 years
- Comprehensive maintenance program for all ships
- Negotiations on contracts with shipyards for repairs and dry dockings
- ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditation
- Track Record of Timely Sale and Purchase of Vessels
- Ability to identify suitable tonnage that corresponds to Company's needs at competitive prices
- Ability to sell older vessels at a profit
- Before acquisition, all vessels are inspected by highly qualified in-house technical staff
- Operate in Markets that require Levels of Technical Expertise
- Increased levels of regulation and inspection by local authorities, charterers and oil terminal inspectors are forcing shipping companies to upgrade their standard capabilities
- Advantage of In-House Management
- Independence from outside expertise and contracting
- Transparent technical management structure
- Immediate response in resolving outstanding issues
Maryville Maritime Inc. was dedicated to a professional and quality ship management service long before the implementation of the ISM Code. The Company commenced its operations back in 1995, with its management system being in compliance with the ISM Code and ISO 9002:1994 standards, aiming to voluntarily implement both systems well before the requirements for a Safety Management system became mandatory on July 1, 1998.
That was a great success for Maryville Maritime, as it was the first Ship Management Company in Greece that was certified simultaneously for ISM and ISO standards in February 1996.
The primary scope of Maryville Maritime services has always been to provide operational excellence by meeting its Customers requirements, providing a Safe and Healthy working environment on board the managed fleet and promoting Safety and Environment protection culture across its employees, both ashore and at sea, at all times. In this respect at the end of 2003, Maryville Maritime was among the first five Shipping Companies in Greece certified for both ISO Standards.
The latest renewal of ISO Certification took place in late 2012 when the Company was once again successfully audited and certified in conjunction with the upgraded management system standards of ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environment).
Moreover lately Maryville Maritime took the challenge of the voluntarity implementation of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC 2006) commencing the certification of its fleet in December 2010. By the time the Convention will come in force (not before mid 2012) the entire fleet will have already been certified, placing the Company amongst the very few in the industry who adopted an early implementation policy.