As a part of its company-wide initiative to increase quality and efficiency, Grieg Star Philippines has relocated to TSM Group’s offices in Makati city located in the Philippines’ Metro Manila region.
The Grieg team were formally welcomed with a ribbon cutting ceremony on 15th December attended by TSM Group’s CEO Mr. Ian Garcia and Capt. Rodolfo Cayabyab, Officer in Command, Grieg Philippines. Senior executives from both parent companies, Thome Group and Grieg Star, viewed the ceremony online.
The move includes Grieg Star’s manning arm, called Grieg Philippines, with both companies taking over the second floor of the TSM building.
As part of the arrangement, TSM Group’s staff will provide some back-office support to both Grieg companies.
Although the two Grieg businesses and the TSM Group will remain completely independent, certain synergies exist.
Grieg Philippines and the TSM Group have unrivalled expertise in providing well-trained and motivated crew to the ship owning and ship management sectors, so several projects have already been identified as possible areas of future cooperation, once all Grieg staff have settled into their new offices.
The move made sense as their Norwegian owned parent companies share similar business approaches and are founded on a commitment to corporate responsibility, ethical business conduct and complete integrity.
Grieg Star is also committed to providing sustainable maritime services which is a vision shared by the Thome Group, with both companies striving to continuously lessen their impact on the environment.