Maersk in Vessel Management Move


Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has announced that it will be taking over the full-management of six container vessels on behalf of Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company.

Currently managed in-house by Maersk, the six vessels ranging in size from 2,500 to 11,000 TEU will be managed over the next five years from BSM’s ship management centre in Hamburg, Germany.

BSM will be responsible for all aspects of management including crewing, technical operations, safety performance, environmental performance and energy efficiency.

Captain Norbert Aschmann, CEO of BSM, said: “This is a significant vote of confidence in BSM and reflects our commitment to safety, operational efficiency and transparency and emphasis on the achievement of key performance indicators agreed with our business partners.”

In other news, it was recently announced that Maersk Line had won an EU-based digital award for its social media presence and for being one of the first B2B companies to utilise social media as a platform for business purposes.

Fact File: BSM has over 25 years of experience in managing container vessels, with more than 180 of various sizes up to 13,500 TEU currently managed across nine regionally-based Ship Management Centres.

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