Today Danica in Odessa, Ukraine is celebrating our five-year anniversary under the Danica flag, but the roots of the office actually go back to 2009.
The business concept of Danica back then was – and still is today - to provide high quality crewing services to demanding shipping companies by connecting shipping companies with highly competent seafarers who all have passed a rigid screening.
The concept has proven to be right: In the past five years Danica has deployed 10,935 seafarers on 499 vessels with 44 owners. 29,216 seafarers have registered their application with Danica. 9,210 seafarers were in our office for screening and 3,919 passed as they fulfilled our strict requirements.
The team in the office in Odessa today counts 33 members and in addition to the traditional manning agency services we offer a range of value added services including payroll, training, planning, crew logistic, consulting and accounting.
In 2015 Danica expanded with an office in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and in 2016 we established offices Vladivostok and Nakhodka in Russia and in Klaipeda, Lithuania.
In 2017 Danica Training Services was established to ensure homogeneous high-quality training of seafarers across the locations where we have offices.
Danica Hospitality People – our newest branch - has started operating this week to cover an increasing demand of service personnel for cruise vessels and ferries.
We take this opportunity to send a warm thank you for the support we have received from our clients, seafarers and partners. We are looking forward to continue working with you for the benefits of all of us.
The Danica Team
We are pleased to share the news that a full crew from Danica took over
the chemical tanker MV Nore on behalf of her new owners CANSHIP UGLAND.
The vessel is 3,569, dtw and flying the Malta flag. MV NORE started its first
voyage from Turkey with 11 members of Danica crew along with owners
representative and currently heading to Halifax in Canada.
We wish both the crew and the ship fair wind and good luck!
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New Year and Christmas with Danica has become our good tradition! The New Year holiday is a magic time for all of us and especially for kids. This year Danica has brought some magic and joy to the families of our crew. It was a great privilege and pleasure to arrange the New Year celebration and Christmas festivities where all the children received lovely sweet gifts. Everybody enjoyed Christmas magic spirit and holiday event organized by our Owners and Management, our Partners (Sirius Ship Management, FRS, Forest Wave Navigation, Eagle Ship Management) and friendly Danica Team! Till next year, Dear Santa!
We are pleased to announce the launching of Danica Training Services - a new high-quality maritime training service across Eastern Europe.
Founder and CEO of Danica Group Henrik Jensen says:
“We have founded Danica Training Services as a respond to shipping companies’ demand for high-quality training of their seafarers.
Danica Training Services offers high-quality training courses at major seafarer hubs in Eastern Europe (Odessa in Ukraine, Saint Petersburg in Russia and Klaipeda in Lithuania). Our training courses are of course open for all seafarers – not only to seafarers recruited through Danica.
Our courses are designed to empower seamen to successfully fulfill their duties onboard ship, thus ensuring the safe, efficient and cost-effective operations of the ship owner’s assets.
To be a successful officer today equally important to hard technical knowledge and skills are soft competencies such as leadership, behavior and safety culture management. Danica offers value adding courses which give the participants a platform of modern man-management tools including self-assessment.
To fulfill the need for leadership training we have developed a set of courses in modern onboard leadership where the participants through action learning, self-assessment tests and other leadership training scenarios will explore leadership roles as a coach, communicator and team member.
Course syllabi for all our courses are homogenous across all our training center locations, which will ensure that participants obtain the same competencies regardless of which center they attend.
We also offer client specific courses, such as extensive pre-employment/pre-joining courses based on your existing material or we can develop courses meeting your specific needs.”
Please visit www.danica-training.com for more information
Danica Crewing Services continued to grow through 2016 and we now connect more than 1100 highly competent seafarers with first class shipping companies around the Globe.
The success confirms the strength in our concept: Robust screening of all seafarers new to us and always act in the interest of our clients and at the same time be fair to the seafarers. Both ship owners and seafarers value of services.
In addition to our manning agency services our back-office and value added services are also highly appreciated by our clients and through 2016 more owners started using our payroll, training and competence management services as well as our crew logistic services.
Our back-office services give our clients savings and at the same time their in-house crewing team can concentrate on the overall matters like crew planning and HR-management.
Danica Crewing Services Baltic’s office in Klaipeda was established in April 2016.
The office coordinates the recruitment of seafarers from the Baltic countries and are specialized in tankers (gas, oil, product, chemicals), roro vessels, passenger vessels, offshore and wind park construction support vessels.
The business has constantly been growing and Danica in Klaipeda have moved to a larger office at:
Liepu Str. 54 K3
Telephone number and email are unchanged:
Tel: +370 6555 6919
Danica Crewing Services in Ukraine was one of the first manning agencies in Ukraine who was certified for MLC compliance back in 2013.In July 2016 Danica was audited by Bureau Veritas and the MLC compliance certificate was renewed.
However, Danica is not only certified for MLC compliance. Danica Crewing Services offices are also following Bureau Veritas extensive ISO-9000 based standard for approval of manning agencies and audited and certified according by Bureau Veritas.