As ship managers, our commitment to protect our planet begins with the seas and stretches to our shores. Looking into our annual performance, we build our strategy to further improve our operations.
Ocean transportation is far-reaching and provides a better quality of life through the sharing of resources. As a ship manager, we consider the oceans our home. It is our duty to protect and preserve the seas due to our direct impact on their health.
Our dedicated initiative BlueSeasMatter creates awareness of humankind’s impact on marine life and ecosystems and engages our people in fighting pollution. We engage the Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement community and network to build a more sustainable, plastic-free future by working towards community organisation, biocultural diversity, and sustainable development within the maritime industry.
In 2020, we collaborated with Eyesea, a non-for-profit organisation with the mission to map marine pollution and hazards and provide evidence of hotspots for effective prevention and clean-up response. BSM provided five vessels for the trial phase of the Eyesea’s newly established geo-tagging application.
The vessels have already shared photos of pollution incidents at sea which will support the development of an artificial intelligence recognition software. The software will enhance the Eyesea application in the future.
Our vessel’s photographic contribution were the very first “at sea” images to be submitted from the participating companies. With our large fleet and many shore employees based near the sea, BSM can make a considerable contribution to the succees of this worthwhile venture.