Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc. (“PGM”) is a full service ship operating and management company that charters, operates and maintains safe, seaworthy, mission capable vessels in a cost effective manner. An independent & privately held company, PGM is certified to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code and the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 & 14001 Standards.
Although the company has at times taken ownership positions, the principal business of the company involves the operation and management of ocean-going vessels. From its inception, PGM has served many clients in the United States and overseas, representing the interests of both Charterers and Owners. Dedicated to providing superior technical, operational, and administrative services to its principals, the company has gained global recognition for its competence and reliability through strict adherence to the highest professional standards.
The organization’s management and staff have been recruited not only for proven competence in their respective disciplines, but also for their integrity, professionalism, cooperative spirit and dedication to the marine industry. The resultant organization is action-oriented, with particular emphasis on the ability to identify and react quickly and positively to change, both internally and externally.
PGM’s management philosophy encourages innovation and the aggressive pursuit of improvements in shipboard productivity and efficiency without compromise to vessel safety or asset preservation. In close cooperation with U.S. authorities, classification societies, and organized labor, Pacific-Gulf Marine has pioneered a number of significant advancements within the U.S. maritime industry. Among these accomplishments is the certification and operation of the first U.S.-flag vessel approved by ABS and USCG for periodically unattended engine room operation (ACCU); development and implementation of shipboard/shoreside integrated computer management systems; efficiency and productivity studies resulting in successful operations at reduced manning levels including the approval to operate the first U.S. flag vessel under the maintenance department concept (all purpose crew).
In addition to performing the many functions involved with the operation and management of ocean-going vessels, the company is active in competitive ship brokerage and chartering with movements covering spot charters to multi-year contracts.