HAV established its management function in Bergen, Norway in 1999. This coincided with HAV Bulk AS acquiring its first ship. At the same time the crewing operation started from Kaliningrad due to the exceptional quality of Russian seafarers.
As HAV Bulk grew, and more and more seafarers were required, the company board also decided that the management itself could be operated from Kaliningrad, because a high quality management operation requires a staff of highly experienced sailors – both navigators and technicians. Thus, as a result, the representative office of HAV Ship Management NorRus AS was established in Kaliningrad a few years later. This ship management operation has been quite busy, and at the most we operated around 30 vessels from 2,000 DWT to 10,000 DWT. Due to mergers and change of ownership, there are at the moment 14 dry cargo vessels and around 200 seafarers in the ship/crew management of HAV Ship Management NorRus AS. The vessels are trading in North-East Atlantic, the Baltic and Mediterranean seas. The “NorRus” in our name is not coincidental – it is selected because the company puts a special emphasis on the development of the Norwegian-Russian relationship.
The company’s operations focus primarily on the sea-river segment with smaller bulk and feeder vessels of 2,000 to 10,000 DWT. These vessels require efficient and well-organized maintenance due to North Sea voyage conditions, frequent port calls and diversity of bulk/project cargoes. The company handles all aspects of ship management, including ship operation, vessel inspection, repairs and conversions, project development, quality assurance, manning, purchasing, cost control and accounting. When pertinent, the company also interacts closely with HAV Chartering to optimize ship operation and ensure HES, QA/QC and ISM/ISPS compliance.
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