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Anglo-Eastern is a leading global provider of third-party ship management services, with over 600 vessels under full technical management, some 150 ships under crew management, and a technical services division that has overseen around 450 newbuildings and conversions to date.

A singular focus and dedication to first-class ship management as a core business ensures an unparalleled service to owners, whom we engage with as trusted partners. Safety is at the forefront of all that we do, and we have corporate policies geared towards zero tolerance: zero casualties, zero pollution, zero breakdowns.

Our managed fleet comprises all ship sizes and types, including bulk carriers, container ships and tankers (gas, oil, chemical), as well as ship types not covered by many other ship managers: ice class OBO, pipe layers, heavy lift, LPG FSO, plus others. These are areas where quality, experience, systems and tailor-made technical approaches all come together.

In-house recruitment and training provides us with direct control of our crew sources. Individually screened and selected cadets are developed at the Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy in Karjat, near Mumbai, while our 27,000+ skilled seafarers receive regular training via various channels, including our maritime centres in India, the Philippines, China and Ukraine.

Supporting our seafarers and business partners worldwide is a dedicated team of more than 1,700 shore staff in over 25 offices across Asia, Europe and the Americas. Learn more about us and where we are located at


Founded in 1899, ClassNK is a ship classification society dedicated to safer, cleaner seas. ClassNK offers diverse technical services including the survey and classification of ships and marine structures based on technical independently developed rules, statutory surveys performed on behalf of more than 100 flag States, management system certifications based on ISO and other international standards, as well as other services to help our clients safeguard ships, their crews, and their cargo, while protecting the marine environment.

ClassNK is also a leader in maritime related research and development. Devoting significant resources and expertise to R&D, ClassNK works in close partnership with the industry to develop a broad array of cutting-edge technical solutions aimed at securing a safer and greener future for the maritime community.

With roughly 250 million gross tons or some 20% of the world’s merchant fleet on register, ClassNK is one of the world’s largest classification societies. Based in Japan, ClassNK is a global organization committed to providing the highest quality services and supporting its clients 24/7 through a network of over 130 exclusive surveyor offices across the world.


As one of the leading global port groups, PSA participants in around 40 terminals in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with flagship operations in PSA Singapore Terminals and PSA Antwerp. PSA strives to continue growing its port nerwork alongside its shipping line customers and become the preferred partner to port stakeholders across the world. Employing the finest talents in the industry, PSA delivers reliable and best-in-class service to its customers and develops win-win relationships with its partners. As the port operator of choice in the world's gateway hubs, PSA is 'The World's Port of Call'. Please visit us at

South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) the first public private partnership stevedoring company in Sri Lanka, commenced operations in 1999, launching the Port of Colombo as global trade’s eminent gateway hub to South Asia. Today, the terminal is one of three operators in the Port of Colombo and continues to offer the international container shipping community a competitive best in class service.

The company is a Board of Investment flagship entity with approximately 60% of Sri Lankan shareholding, and is backed by John Keells Holdings, APM Terminals, SLPA and Peony investments (subsidiary of Evergreen Marine Corporation).

SAGT has attracted multiple independent globally recognized “best practice” awards consecutively in the recent past; Ranked #1 in South Asia and #4 in the world for Terminal Productivity by the Journal of Commerce (JoC) USA in 2015, ranked #1 in the Indian Subcontinent by the Global Ports Forum (GPF) Singapore in 2016 and was awarded Best Employer Brand at The Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2017.

SAGT offers a distinct value proposition; backed by user friendly ecommerce platforms, Documentation Centre facility with exclusive business continuity contingencies and ability to leverage shareholder value in associated regional port engagements in support of carrier networks/port rotations.