Anglo-Eastern Group


Anglo-Eastern is a ship management company, with over 600 ships under third-party management.[1][2] The company was formed by an August 2015 merger between Anglo-Eastern and Hong Kong-based Univan. As of November 2018, it was the largest ship manager in the world (by number of ships), and the second largest in the world (by number of seafarers).[3]

TypeShip Management
Headquarters17/F Kingston International Centre, 19 Wang Chiu Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Key people
  • Peter Cremers (Chairman)
  • Bjorn Hojgaard (CEO)
  • Marcel Liedts (Executive Director)
  • Mark Stevenson (CFO)
ServicesShip Management, Crew Management, Technical Services, Offshore, Education & Training
Number of employees
Around 1,700 shore staff and over 27,000 seafarers


Peter Nash established Anglo-Eastern in 1974, initially as a chartering and ship owning organization, with Anglo-Eastern Management Services being the in-house manager of the ships. The latter was the start of the present Anglo-Eastern Group. A 1998 management buyout and a subsequent merger with an established UK ship manager, Denholm Ship Management in 2001, established the present Anglo-Eastern Group as an independent, global ship manager.[4] In May 2012, the company entered a partnership agreement with the Teekay group, assisting them with crew management and training.[5]

By September 2013, Anglo-Eastern was managing more than 450 vessels, consisting mostly of container ships, bulk carriers and tankers (crude oil, product and chemical), heavy lift vessels (owned by Dockwise—a Dutch company) and a few general cargo and RoRo vessels. In August 2015, Anglo-Eastern merged with Univan Group and was renamed Anglo-Eastern Univan Group, with a combined total of almost 24,000 employees, and combined third party management of nearly 600 ships.[3]


Since April 2020, Anglo-Eastern has had its head office in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, where it occupies three floors in Kingston International Centre, 19 Wang Chiu Road. Additionally, the company has more than 25 locations across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas, including but not limited to Singapore, Mumbai, Manila, Antwerp, Hamburg, Goes, Glasgow and Odessa.[6] It employs more than 27,000 seafarers from multiple countries, with a majority of its seafarers coming from Chile, India, Philippines, Ukraine, Latvia and China. It also has one of the largest maritime training centres in India, located in Mumbai (also Delhi), a large cadet training academy in nearby Karjat (Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy), and additional training centres in Odessa, Manila and China.[7]


  1. ^ Yan, Dexter (17 August 2015). "Anglo-Eastern and Univan agree to merge". Fairplay. IHS Maritime. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Dry Cargo - Anglo-Eastern Univan Group faces challenges". Lloyds List. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Anglo-Eastern, Univan Join Forces". World Maritime News. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Anglo-Eastern Group". Anglo-Eastern Group. Archived from the original on December 27, 2008. Retrieved January 10, 2009.
  5. ^ Debbie (29 May 2012). "Teekay in Anglo Eastern Deal". Tradewinds.
  6. ^ "Anglo-Eastern official website".
  7. ^ "Anglo Eastern Maritime Training Centre Launches 2nd Mate's Course in Mumbai". Maritime Executive. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Official Website
  • Offshore Website
  • Maritime Training Centre Website
  • Maritime Academy Website