Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) is ready to pour millions of dollars into the establishment of a tanker-focused unit in Greece.

“It will be the most advanced, optimised and digitalised people-focused tanker management service provider worldwide,” chief executive Mark O’Neil told assembled guests and clients at a company event near Athens late on Thursday.

Such outsiders are invited to take a stake in the new venture, to be called the CSM Hellas Tanker Management Centre of Excellence.