Columbia Group opens office in Istanbul
The Columbia Group has underlined its commitment to the burgeoning Turkish maritime cluster by opening an office in Istanbul. CSM Turkey will be headed up by Ozgur Gunes (right) and overseen by Xanthos Kyriakou and Johann Meyer from the Italian and German offices respectively.
The new office will offer the full spectrum of the Columbia Group’s integrated maritime services with diverse support to all its stakeholders.
The importance of the ‘second party’ ship management model to the Turkish market was underlined by Mark O’Neil (left), president and CEO of the Columbia Group.
CSM Turkey will offer vessel digitalisation and optimisation services through Columbia’s performance optimisation control room (POCR), in addition to training, catering and newbuilding consultancy. (cj)