Technical Management

  • Technical support and advice through professional marine engineers and superintendents
  • Regular surveys to ships 
  • Constant control of the vessel’s status, performance and operational aspects
    • statutory and class certifications
    • hull, machinery and systems condition monitoring
    • analysis of the ship’s speed and fuel oil consumption
  • Planning and management of:
    • hull and machinery maintenance
    • major repairs, retrofits and upgrading
    • drydocking
    • retrofits and special projects
  • On-line access to ships’ reports and Performance Reporting
  • Flying Squads for effective troubleshooting and professional overhauls/repair

 

Safety, Quality, Environment and Risk Management

  • In-house developed safety management system and risk analysis procedures ensuring:
    • Identification, evaluation and prevention of damages and accidents
    • Compliance with IMO ISM / ISPS codes; ISO standards; third party’s requirements
    • New Rules upgrading
  • Regular ships’ inspections and vetting by independent safety inspectors
  • Evaluation of vetting, safety and quality reports for further review and action

 

Accounting

  • Ship’s budget processing in coordination with clients’ administration and finance department
  • Monitoring of running costs and other expenditures against budget
  • Accurate tracking of financial commitments
  • Detailed financial reporting
  • Cash flow forecast 
  • Accounting system customizable to individual client’s requirements

 

Procurement & Logistics

  • Cost-effective procurement of stores, consumables, parts and services
  • Frame purchasing contracts with leading suppliers
  • Spares and stores at the right place, time and cost, worldwide

 

Insurance Claims Handling

  • Support to clients in sourcing insurance coverages at competitive rates and T&C (H&M, Disbursement/Interests, Loss of Hire, MII, War, K&R, P&I, Defence, etc.)
  • Access to leading Marine Insurance Brokers 
  • Support to clients in minimizing risks and ensuring the most effective handling and settlement of claims

 

Crew Management

SeaQuest recognizes the importance of establishing the strongest relationship between the shipowner and the seafarers.
For such reason, we established our own crewing arm, under the brand Kvarner Crewing Services, and recommend our clients to employ the seafarers recruited by Kvarner.

Kvarner Crewing Services has recruitment offices in Croatia (Rijeka) and the Philippines (Manila and other 6 locations, in partnership with Elburg Shipmanagement Phils) and works in close coordination with long-lasting partners’ recruitment offices in Ukraine and  Montenegro.
We also recruit Italian seafarers and manage Italian flag vessels through the Genoa service centre.

Kvarner Crewing Services set-up is completed by high-level training centres in the Philippines and Croatia, thus providing a substantial platform to select qualified and professional officers and crew, with direct control of personnel's competence and performance.

A growing pool of 650+ seafarers is rotated on 19 vessels, either managed by SeaQuest or in-house by relevant owners.
In the last 12 months, the Officers Retention Rate in company’s roster was 90%.

If requested, Romanian, Indian, Indonesian, Chinese and Burmese seafarers are available from trusted selected partners.

Services:

  • Selection and recruitment of seafarers
  • Training of officers and ratings 
  • Monitoring and improvement of seafarers' competency and performance through computerized CMS
  • Roster management
  • Payroll management
  • Training and evaluation
  • Travel management
  • Provision of special skills and expertise upon request

 

Commercial & Operation

  • Post fixing
  • Safe and efficient operation of the vessels in respect of planned itineraries, time schedule, cargoes and contracts/charters
  • Constant communication with ships' masters, charterers, brokers, port agents and suppliers
  • Issuance of voyage instructions
  • Provision of bunker fuels
  • Appointment of port agents and stevedores
  • Preparation of budget for port expenses
  • Management of Disbursement Accounts
  • Post-fixture and collections
  • Marine and cargo handling advisory services
  • Full support to Sale & Purchase of the vessels

 

Maritime Consultancy

Technical services:

  • Pre-purchase inspections and audits
  • Dry docking supervision
  • Vessel technical surveys
  • Implementation of Planned Maintenance programs
  • ISM / ISO implementations

New building project management:

Our sister company, SeaQuest Marine Project Management Ltd provides a full range of project management and consulting services for shipbuilding and conversion projects:

  • Conceptual ship design
  • Specification writing and review
  • Design evaluation and comparison
  • Shipyard appraisal and selection
  • Technical negotiations
  • Contract review
  • Manufacturers selection
  • Plan approval
  • New building supervision
  • Commissioning
  • Guarantee support
  • Owner representation
  • Conversion supervision