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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.