BSM receives US Coast Guard Qualship 21 Program approval for the Honourable Henry Jackman

Honourable Henry JackmanBernhard Schulte Shipmanagement is proud to announce that it has received US Coast Guard (USCG) Qualship 21 Program approval for the BSM India-managed, Algoma-owned bulk carrier Honourable Henry Jackman.

The Quality Shipping for the 21st Century (‘Qualship 21’) Program is aimed at recognising and rewarding internationally-flagged, high-quality ships operating within US waters.

Eligibility criteria include no substandard vessel detentions in the US during the previous 36 months, and not owned or operated by a company that has had any Port State Control (PSC) detentions in US waters within the past 24 months. Read more

MV Carl Schulte outperforms in meeting the most stringent environmental standards

A state-of-the-art containership designed by the Schulte Group to meet the most stringent international environmental standards is already outperforming in terms of design and performance and attracting positive attention in the industry.

The 5,400 TEU Carl Schulte, along with its two sister vessels, Christa Schulte and Clemens Schulte, has many environmental features as standard. Her owner Bernhard Schulte, together with her manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), succeeded in pushing the boundaries when it came to hull design and the fitting of one of the most efficient engines on the market. Read more

Bernhard Schulte and BSM to tackle 24 Peaks Challenge for Seafarers UK

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), will be joining their parent company, Bernhard Schulte, to participate in this year’s 24 Peaks Challenge for Seafarers UK. The Schulte Group will be entering six teams, comprising a total of 30 participants from sea and shore-based personnel.

This demanding challenge will take place on 2nd and 3rd July, with teams climbing 24 peaks across the Lake District, covering a distance of 31 miles in just a 24 hour period.

This is the third consecutive year that the Schulte Group is participating in the Seafarers UK 24 Peaks Challenge. A wide mix of personnel from across all shipmanagement and crew service centres, including the Bernhard Schulte CEO, Mr Ian Beveridge, as well as seafarers across the BSM managed fleet will be taking part. Read more

BSM and Optimum Announce New Joint Venture Company

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and Optimum Ship Management (Optimum) today announced the launch of a new joint venture partnership, Hanseatic Cruise Services. Based in Singapore, Hanseatic Cruise Services will provide comprehensive, world class passenger vessel management services to third-party clients around the world.

As a leading maritime solutions provider, BSM is continuously working to expand and diversify its range of services. It believes that the cruise industry presents a significant opportunity for development, offering major growth potential. Read more

Simple Steps to Futureproof the Shipping Industry

Panel of speakersSenior decision makers from all sectors of the shipping industry met in Hamburg yesterday to hear some of the leaders in the digital revolution debate the opportunities and threats faced by the industry today. Although operating in many different fields, their conclusion was startlingly clear. To navigate successfully and profitably in the digital age, ship operators must go back to basics, steering a clear course through the data explosion to harness the benefits of the new technologies whilst avoiding their pitfalls.

Run by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, MariApps Marine Solutions and World-Link Communications; Read more

Schulte Group Shares Expertise with Senior Banking & Leasing Professionals in Shanghai

More than 130 senior decision makers from the Chinese banking and leasing sectors used the first ever Schulte Group Shipping Day in Shanghai to learn about the shipping industry, the services of the Schulte Group and to hear of new solutions for distressed assets in the portfolios of financial institutions and shipyards.

The event, which was held as part of the recent Marintec Conference in Shanghai, included special guests Ms. Liu Ya from the Export-Import Bank of China and Mr. Li Zhizhan from the China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation. Participants in the panel discussion comprised Mr. Wu Hongliang (The Export-Import Bank of China); Mr. Fan Enhui (Bank of China); Mr. Yang Changkun (ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.); and Mr. Fang Xiuzhi (Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.). Read more

World-Link Acquires BSM’s Telecommunications Business, Telaccount Overseas

Limassol, Cyprus; Framingham, MA: Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (‘BSM’) and World-Link Communications, Inc (‘World-Link’) jointly announce that they have reached a definitive agreement under which World-Link will acquire BSM’s telecommunication services business, Telaccount Overseas, with immediate effect.

“This agreement will benefit our customers and crew by unifying communication systems’ capabilities across our fleet and we are pleased to be selling Telaccount Overseas to our longtime partner and service provider, World-Link” said Norbert Aschmann, BSM Chief Executive Officer.

“We are fully confident that our continuing partnership with World-Link will maintain first class communication onboard and across our fleet” added Felix Leggewie, Chief Operating Officer of the Bernhard Schulte Group.

Asad Salameh, World-Link Communications President said ”We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Telaccount Overseas which is the culmination of a 20 year old relationship with the Bernhard Schulte Group, and will further strengthen our partnership with one of the most prestigious shipping companies in the world.

“Telaccount Overseas is an established and highly reputable telecommunication services provider to more than 1,000 vessels worldwide. We will ensure that these vessels continue to be served with the highest level of customer support, in addition to current and future customers of BSM benefiting further from World-Link’s advanced technology, systems and service capabilities.”

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement is a leading maritime solutions provider with an unparalleled concentration of ship and shore-based knowledge and expertise, built on over 100 years of shipping experience, and an unerring focus on safety, reliability and efficiency.

World-Link Communications is a vibrant, fast growing maritime satellite communications company, ISO 9001:2008 / Inmarsat Gold service provider certified, with a reputation for excellence. Since 1989, World-Link has been helping customers across the world merchant fleet to achieve their business objectives through the provision of tailored satellite communications solutions, including integrated hardware, software, satellite airtime, customized billing and technical support services.