Minerva Marine Inc. was established in 1996 by Andreas J. Martinos and to this day remains a private and independent company.
Minerva quickly grew from a tanker manager of 6 vessels to the committed Aframax operational leader that it is today. Minerva has further expanded its operations to include, from MRs to VLCCs (Chemical Product and crude oil carriers) in the tanker segment, and Capesize in the bulker segment.
Today, Minerva has established business with all major oil companies, while it has grown into a valued ice partner for most of the Baltic charterers. The company continues to engage in new business partnerships, having the customers’ ever-changing needs always at the forefront.
MISSIONS STATEMENT & VALUES
Minerva’s mission is to provide superior client service across the globe, in a safe and secure manner.
As a ship management company, Minerva’s core values are:
• Safety: Protecting our employees, subcontractors and related personnel is of the utmost importance
• Quality: Providing superior client service while at the same time ensuring no harm to people, property and the environment
• Sustainability: Operating in a professional manner that promotes safe, healthy and environmental friendly practices
“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
MAXIMUM QUALITY THROUGH SUPERIOR MANAGEMENT
Minerva is committed to delivering quality service whilst maintaining its responsibility to its people, clients and the environment. The challenging environment we operate in requires strict policies and procedures to be in place so as to reduce exposure to both identified and unidentified risks. Furthermore, continuous adaptability to all mandatory and statutory rules and regulations is imperative in order to reduce operational risks, and to establish all necessary safeguards.
To be able to meet these expectations, and to earn the confidence of our clients, we maintain a robust Safety, Security, Quality and Environmental Management system in compliance with ISM & ISPS Codes, ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 requirements. We monitor and review our policies and procedures on a regular basis to ensure they remain relevant and effective, and we organize arduous training courses and simulations to further educate our employees to perform their duties to the best of their abilities.
PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND
Minerva’s offering relies on the quality of its people – both on board and ashore. We view our people not just as employees but as partners in our aim to deliver services that meet or even exceed our client’s expectations.
In order to achieve this, Minerva gives great emphasis to the recruiting and development process of its people. A detailed selection process combined with extensive familiarization and induction programs ensure the quality of the personnel we welcome into the Minerva team. In addition, our people benefit from a personal development plan and on-going training programs that provide them with the skills and drive required to meet and go beyond our clients’ needs and to achieve their professional career aspirations.