Our company, OSM Thome, is the result of a merger that was activated in 2023 between the OSM Maritime Group and the Thome Group. The OSM Maritime Group was founded by Bjørn Tore Larsen in Arendal, Norway in 1989. Thome Group was founded in 1963 in Singapore and in 1977, Olav Eek Thorstensen joined as a partner and took over 100% of the company in 1999.
OSM Thome currently employs approximately 31000 people at sea and onshore, maintains 30+ offices in various locations across continents, and manages around 1000 vessels.
The company’s core services are (Full) Ship and Crew management. In addition, we offer several other Ancillary Services, including OSERV Catering, New Building Supervision, Dry Docking, Ship Repair and Maintenance, Port Agency Services, Maritime Insurance, Medical Services, and others.
As the leading provider of technical and digital asset management services to the offshore and maritime industry, we work closely with our customers and partners to ensure their success 24/7.
We deliver outstanding services, first and foremost down to our people. A strong team spirit has always driven both onshore and offshore, OSM Thome, and a united drive to deliver superior performance. We care about employees, and it is shown in their performance.
OSM Thome is a forerunner in promoting a greener shipping industry by actively engaging and managing sustainable initiatives towards the environment and the community. Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, OSM Thome ensures that policies, strategy, and sustainability initiatives are strictly followed to pursue consistent growth and opportunities in the shipping industry while adhering to its environmental ideals.
THE OSM Thome BRAND STORY
The OSM Maritime Group and Thome Group have merged. By joining forces, the companies will build an even stronger platform to deliver world-class ship management services to their customers and continue improving.
The combined company is called OSM Thome.
Both OSM Maritime and Thome are deeply rooted in the Norwegian shipping tradition and expertise, and they combine this with the modern drive of Asian business enterprise.
Many of the world’s leading shipping companies are customers of OSM and Thome and the mixed fleet consists of different segments such as tanker, bulker, container, car carriers, cruise ships and offshore vessels, and others.
The new branding has been created to reflect these two powerhouses coming together. A two-coloured arrowhead icon has been designed with the two sides meeting at a vertex to reflect the merger of these two industry pillars which share the same heritage and vision of the future.
The use of the blue and red colours symbolizes two equal partners joining forces to create an even stronger powerhouse in ship management with a clear strategy of promoting a sustainable future in maritime. It echoes the origins of the two companies, derived from the colours of Norway’s national flag. The arrow points upwards to symbolize the forwarding looking nature of OSM Thome and that the company is always at the cutting edge of the latest technology. The rounded bend in the middle of the arrow symbolizes harmony and blending.
The typeface chosen for the company name is strong, very modern, and sleek to illustrate the ability of OSM Thome to change and adapt to the prevailing market conditions.
The new branding is a physical representation of our commitment to providing the highest standards of safety, quality, and reliability to our clients, focusing on ESG and compliance.
We will leverage the technological advancements and support green initiatives to optimize operations and realise efficiencies in our customer’s fleets. We believe that our combined efforts will enable us to achieve this goal even more effectively. Together, we will build a greater team and a stronger organization. United as one company, OSM Thome.
WHY CHOOSE OSM Thome
At OSM Thome, each contract awarded is taken as proof of confidence from our customers
OSM Thome has established strong technical management partnerships built on innovation, preparing for the future and making sure that we remain the best-in-class service provider for our customers.
Our global Crew Management capability provides seamless, customised solutions.
Our position of strength and breadth of services and capabilities allow us to provide tailor-made solutions to our customers.
What sets us apart from our competitors is our personal approach combined with our commitment to being one step ahead: OSM Thome offers a wide range of services and solutions, tailored to suit the needs of you and your business today and in the future.
Here at OSM Thome, we are serious about surrounding ourselves with bright, experienced people who can help us grow our business. We seek to build and maintain our management team with a wide range of experiences and competencies. We look for people who are passionate about the industry and our current strategies, and can help us adapt them to our ever-growing markets.
Our team includes technology innovators, certified professionals, & industry luminaries, all focused on serving the needs of our clients & customers.