Scorpio Services Holding, part of the Monaco-based Scorpio Group, has established a ship management joint venture with the United Arab Emirates’ GULFNAV.

The joint venture, dubbed Black Marlin Ship Management & Operation, will be located in Dubai with four ships from each partner under its management at launch, and will offer a range of services to cater to the individual needs of owners across multiple shipping sectors.

This strategic partnership will leverage the capabilities and experience of GULFNAV and SSH. Black Marlin will combine proven methods in ship management with best-in-class tools in data analytics, sustainability, and regulatory compliance in order to drive superior commercial returns for vessel owners.

Ugo Romano, managing director of Scorpio MENA said “this venture is fully aligned with the future goals and vision we have for Scorpio Services Holding. The seascape for technical management has never been so complex, given the need for energy efficiency, the dynamic expectations of regulators and end-users, and the imperative of assembling the right team of motivated professionals, both onboard and ashore, who can drive results.”