Recognizing the human element as a powerful tool in vessel's safe & quality operations, as a vital factor in business success, Verba Shipping provides ship owners, ship managers and ship operators with high quality crew manning services in accordance to local and international regulatory requirements, such as IMO, ILO, Flag requirements, the revised STCW Convention and Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as well as those established by our clients.
In this respect Verba Shipping has been certified according to the ISO 9001: 2015 Standard and ILO MLC, 2006 by Lloyds Register.
Our company’s early beginnings appear on 1987 when the founder, Capt. George Pilonitis executed a business trip in Romania in order to inspect some vessels for buyers. He then realized that Romanian seafarers can be recruited to Greek Shipping vessels due to their high qualification and their close to Greeks’ shipping culture.
The first Romanian Officers were employed to the fleet of the ship management company that he was working as Port Captain. Seeing the positive outcome of this decision, he formed recruiting company with participants and began supplying Greek vessels with Romanian nationality seamen, until 1993 that he founded his own manning agency named Verba Shipping.
The company successfully operates since then, having expanded in many nationalities all over the world and is located at privately owned offices at Piraeus Greece.
The dedication and actions of all Company's personnel, are key factors in company's success.
The Quality Manager, having the overall responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of the Quality System, works 20 years with the company, whereas Chief Operator 10 years and all Operators 5 years as a minimum. This provides each Principal the advantage of cooperation with people who are well familiarized with his company's specific needs and requirements, leading to stability at operations. All staff receives adequate training for the development of competence skills that are essential of the provision of quality services.
In Verba we want the process of recruitment and placement of crewmembers to be effected and controlled in the most efficient way, always in line with the client's requirements and applicable laws and regulations.
We commit ourselves to providing the shipowners/managers with marine personnel who are qualified, highly trained, knowledgeable, motivated, experienced and medically fit, who will uphold the welfare, the safety of life and property at sea as well as the protection of the environment.
Likewise, we constantly seek for new trends and opportunities in the business to meet future clients' needs and exceed their expectations.
Within the passage of time, we have built strong relations of mutual trust with our clients worldwide.
How was this achieved?
Our philosophy has always been that the owner's/manager's interest could be best protected only by our operating as inseparable department of each client's office.
Our policy is therefore more than flexible, is to consider the style of each ship owner/manager as unique, to adopt it and conduct our operations accordingly.
Such view does not only have the theoretical value of of a proper cooperation; it has the practical importance of taking the right decisions.
And every decision that we take today, we will meet again tomorrow; as its outcome.
It is our direct approach to the needs and requirements of each client, our professionalism, honesty and reliability, that make us remain on the side we want to be; the side of the winners.
Our objective is to improve our development and become the first choice for seafarers and manpower supply by:
- providing our clients with excellent services
- operating as inseparable department of their own office
- establishing strong relations of confidence