Asia Marine Colombo – a joint venture between Mercantile Marine Management and ship management company Reederei NSB, based in Buxtehude, Germany – reiterated its commitment to growing knowledge and competencies in specialised marine human resource (HR) solutions by holding an NSB Marine Officers Conference in Colombo recently. Mercmarine Crew Management, which has maintained a focus on providing specialised marine HR solutions, combined Reederei NSB’s global expertise that it garners through its four Asia Marine offices in the Philippines, China, South Korea and Sri Lanka to augment its strategy of building its own marine HR capability, while reducing exposure to third party crew management companies.