BSM commences management of Ultra Large Containerships
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is proud to announce that the 20,146 TEU containership, MOL Tribute, came into full management of the Hong Kong Ship Management Centre on July 10th, 2017. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, MOL Tribute is 400 meters in length having a deadweight of 196,877 MT, with her sister ship, MOL Tradition, scheduled to enter Hong Kong management at the end of August. Through these significant milestones, BSM becomes part of a very select group of operators that have the expertise to manage some of the world’s largest containerships.
The extremely detailed process to select and appoint a ship manager for the ultra large containerships was commenced by the owner nearly two years ago, with BSM being selected following visits to the Hong Kong Ship Management Centre, the Mumbai Maritime Training Centre and on board large containerships currently being managed by the Company.
BSM’s strong relationship with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) stretches back almost three decades and extends across bulk carriers, containerships and tankers which are both owned and chartered by MOL.
This significant decision demonstrates the trust that owners are placing in BSM’s capabilities to manage their new flagship containerships.