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F. A. Vinnen Philippines, Inc. commits to provide seamless services for our seafarers and their families with a sharp look on the principal’s need in respect to quality and commercial efficiency. Having started with a traditional German shipowner as its first client, F. A. Vinnen Philippines, Inc. deeply adopted and appreciates the core values and expectation of real shipowners. Consequently we are able to deliver services as if the ship owner/manager would do it himself, in other words – crewing and manning done the “owner’s way”.
Over the years since our humble beginnings we expanded our business in terms of quality, quantity and services exceeding the simple manning of ships. Today we are proud to be able to deliver custom made crewing- and manning solutions covering broad areas from inter alia, recruitment, career development, crew planning, training, crew change arrangements including flights and coordination of husbandry agents in port of calls.
A remarkable fact is that many of our principals/clients are meanwhile self-sustainable in respect to top level Officers and Engineers due to our mutual efforts to develop senior officers from cadet to management level
by applying structured cadetship programs and well managed/planned on-board assignments as well as performance oriented “rating to officer” schemes.
We firmly believe that a pool of excellent seafarers which is organically grown from within will by far exceed one which has been recruited from the market. To assure seamless manning of our principals ships even during tough times and volatile markets we are paying highest attention that our principals will benefit from the best of both worlds and we offer a healthy mixture of “own-grown” and newly hired professionals for every ship which is entrusted into our manning- and crew management services.
The efficient team of F. A. Vinnen Philippines, Inc. is headed by its president Mr. Hernane Balinas Jr. and his professional management team lead by Operation Manager Andrea Jascayra N. Pedroso and Finance Manager, Mr. Kervin Ramos.
F. A. Vinnen & Co. has been known for high quality shipping with high quality vessels since the beginning. Today this allows us to find the best possible employment for our fleet in time charter contracts with the global container liner companies like Maersk Line, COSCO, CMA-CGM, ZIM and others.
We currently own or manage a fleet of nine modern container vessels with an aggregate capacity of 40.000 TEU. Modern economical wide beam vessels of 4.000 – 5.000 TEU are the core of our fleet.
History of the principal
F. A. Vinnen & Co
Ernst Christian Schramm founds E. C. Schramm & Co. in Bremen
The first fully-owned ship is bought, the schooner “Susanne”
The “Adolf” was bought, she was the first ship built in steel
Expansion: F. A. Vinnen buys 12 large four-masted tallships
„Magdalene Vinnen“ the largest tallship in the world is built for Vinnen in Kiel.
Vinnen becomes partner in „EAL – Europa Afrika Linie“, their vessels provide liner services to Africa.
6th generation Christel Vinnen makes an early move into container shipping with many newbuildings from Neptunwerft in Rostock.
For better crew services F. A. Vinnen Philippines Inc. is founded in Manila.
Michael Vinnen, generation no. 7, regains full family ownership after the Wünsche group had bought into the company in the 1980s.
A proud tradition: 200 years F. A. Vinnen & Co.
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