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Benefits of consolidation questioned

Benefits of consolidation questioned

Unlike many of his peers at the helm of enormously large shipmanagers Captain Norbert Aschmann questions just how much savings can be made from ongoing consolidation seen within the sector. The CEO of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement argues that the benefits reaped from managing more than 300 ships get
Shipmanagers plan ahead

Shipmanagers plan ahead

Despite difficult market conditions Singapore-based shipmanagers are preparing for future opportunities while meeting clients’ demands for greater efficiency.
Maintaining a happy crew

Maintaining a happy crew

The old mariners’ saying: “a well-fed crew is a happy crew” is especially true for Tapan Kumar, General Manager of Seachef, BSM’s hospitality services business.
Management can overcome problems

Management can overcome problems

The judicious application of management can offset many of the effects of an adverse market, says Theophanis Theophanous, ManagingDirector of BSM Greece.
LNG - an environmentally and economically viable marine fuel

LNG - an environmentally and economically viable marine fuel

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) will be a game changer in shipping - this was the main theme of a presentation given by Angus Campbell, BSM’s Corporate Director for Energy Projects, at the Gas Asia Summit recently held in Singapore.
Innovation in Shipmanagement

Innovation in Shipmanagement

BSM has followed the aviation industry's lead and produced practical, easy-to-understand safety procedures in 'friendly' English.
Containership Safety: Let’s get back to basics

Containership Safety: Let’s get back to basics

With today’s containerships topping the 22,000 TEU mark, a casualty involving these vessels would not only hit the global news headlines but could pose serious difficulties to salvors employed to sort the problem out.
Maritime Training

Maritime Training

Training and the competency of today’s seafarers is an issue which is debated long and hard in the boardrooms and crewing offices of many of the world’s ship owners and managers.
Energy efficiency: Enhancing commercial performance

Energy efficiency: Enhancing commercial performance

Energy efficiency: far more than just a regulatory requirement, it's a topic that takes centre stage for all responsible ship owners and operators. And it's a topic closely aligned to reputation and, therefore, an operator's commercial standing.
The perfect partnership

The perfect partnership

BSM's Maritime Training Centres and Ship Management Centres have a history of working in harmony to deliver best-in-class training to develop exceptionally skilled personnel.  
Working to support and encourage a better safety and quality culture

Working to support and encourage a better safety and quality culture

The Loss Prevention, Safety and Quality department can often be seen as the feared enforcer of international rules and regulations, but its real role is to focus on the positives rather than the negatives and help the company and its staff continue to get things right.  
Addressing the challenges of LNG refuelling

Addressing the challenges of LNG refuelling

Building on its proven and extensive capability in the management of LNG carriers, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement could soon be managing and operating one of the world’s first LNG powered gas fuel supply vessel under innovative plans being drawn up by its UK operation.