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Northern Marine Group

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Northern Marine Group (NMG) provides ship management services to the Stena Sphere and selected external clients through our global network of offices in Aberdeen, Bombay, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Houston, Manila, St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Copenhagen and Singapore.

1) Employees are distributed as follows: Stena vessels 2,800, external vessels 4,100, onshore 700.

Engaged employees creates increased business

In May 2016 the Clyde Group became part of the Northern Marine Group. The Clyde Group provides support services to the marine, offshore and commercial business sectors, and consists of three main trading divisions: training, travel and recruitment.

Clyde Training Solutions offers an extensive range of onsite accredited maritime safety courses at its newly constructed training centre in Glasgow. The centre offers multiple classrooms, dedicated deep-water pool, HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training module), and full fire training ground, complete with training stack and helideck.

Stena Marine Far East Expansion

A new office and warehouse facility is being built in Singapore. In Shanghai, operations at Tang Li Marine and Offshore grow with the strategic relocation of office space alongside expanded warehouse and distribution facilities. Francois Marine Rotterdam opened its doors for business in early 2017, increasing the global logistical supply chain capability.

During 2016, 20 vessels were welcomed into full management, four of which were Stena’s newbuildings, the IMOIIMAX vessels. The managed fleet stands at 169 vessels of which 107 are under full management.

A number of digital initiatives in 2016

A new electronic Safety Management System eSMS (Blueline) has been deployed aboard all Northern Marine managed vessels. Maintenance management has been revolutionised with the creation of a internally developed software system, Aurora. This software has been approved by DNV GL, the industry leading classification society. A cloud-based training management system has allowed for significant levels of automation to aid efficient running of training facilities.

Hugh Ferguson

CEO, Northern Marine Group

The market for ship management continue to grow but the ability to provide ­stable, effective management becomes even more important in supporting our clients’ success. Every vessel must always be able to perform safely and efficiently to ensure its position as ‘the customer’s first choice’ is maintained.

The expansion of our operations in Shanghai, Singapore and Europe provides a solid global footprint to support our existing client base requirements, and the platform to further enhance our strategic growth plans.

Vessels under technical management


A Maritime Nation – Northern Marine Group

This short film is a contribution to the UK Chamber of Shipping’s 2015 initiative ”A Maritime Nation” highlighting Northern Marine Group's advanced training of cadets and seafarers – and why a career in shipping is an attractive choice.