Shipping services provider V.Group is expanding its operations in China.

SeaTec, the technical services division of the global ship management company, has opened a second office in the country.

The Nantong-based facility has been established six years after the opening of a first office in Shanghai.

The move comes months after the company was awarded an International Manning License by the Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) by Chinese authorities.

The license allows V.Group to hire, train and deploy crew directly from China.