Salén Ship Management is a small Ship Management company based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company is part of a family-owned group including Ship Owning entities, Ship Management and Chartering.
Our core business is the technical management of quality small expedition and destination ships, assuring that the vessels are safe, reliable, comfortable, and well prepared for their deployment. Managing expedition ships and especially older tonnage requires in depth knowledge about not only the ship, but also the trading areas where associated possibilities and limitations may be the difference between success and failure.
We have worked with several of the leading crewing agencies and will pick a suitable partner based on flag, preferred nationality of officers and ratings. With an overall crew retention rate over 90% on our existing fleet, we know that people like to work for us and return contract after contract. Retaining the right people who stay loyal to their ship is an important part of the puzzle for any serious ship owner who are looking for long-term sustainability and quality.
At SSM we engage all shipboard personnel via authorized Manning Offices or via subcontracted Crew Managers but the final selection, engagement, and evaluation of all seagoing personnel happens in-house.