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Established in 1976 in Cyprus, Hanseatic Chartering Ltd. (HCL) provides ship owners with a comprehensive range of high quality services in the fields of Commercial Management, Competitive Chartering and Sale and Purchase for vessels trading worldwide. Its absolute commitment to delivering high quality service is the major factor behind the Company’s success in becoming a leading service provider in the industry.

The managed fleet includes container vessels, bulk carriers, LPG carriers, chemical/ product tankers and crude oil tankers.

HCL holds the sole responsibility for the day-to-day commercial management in a prompt and cost effective manner.

HCL's competitive areas of expertise focus on negotiating and concluding periodic charters for vessels of all types. The continuous analysis of market trends and close watch on emerging opportunities in a rapidly changing environment allow it to offer up-to-date advice to customers.

Activities in the Sale and Purchase market consist of broking services for the sale and purchase of second-hand vessels, as well as the placement of newbuilding contracts with shipyards.



Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement's (BSM) affiliate service companies are fully autonomous and independently-managed entities. These entities’ operational practices are aligned with appropriate international technical and organisational practices and standards against unauthorised or unlawful processing of customer data. In order to comply with customers’ national corporate governance codes and to safeguard customers’ data , BSM's affiliate service companies have put in place appropriate security technologies, policies and procedures to secure all electronic storage of confidential data and the prevention of sharing with other independently-managed companies within the BSM network.

Contact Details

Hanseatic Chartering Ltd.
Hanseatic House
P.O. Box 50127
3601 Limassol

Phone: +357 25 846 400
Fax: +357 25 745 245

Michael Kazantjis

Michael Kazantjis

Managing Director
Michael Kazantjis

Michael Kazantjis

Managing Director

Michael Kazantjis is the Managing Director of Hanseatic Chartering Ltd. He began his shipping career in 1995 as a Management Trainee with V.Ships (Cyprus) Ltd. gaining valuable experience by working in all departments - technical, crewing, safety and quality, insurance and accounts. In 1998, Michael was appointed Line Manager in the marketing and operations department at Mediterranean Container Lines, a shipowning company. He joined Hanseatic Chartering Ltd in 2000, was promoted to the position of Chartering Manager in 2001, and subsequently to Managing Director in 2007. Over the last 15 years he undertook a reorganization of the company resulting in overhead reduction and substantial fleet expansion in third party business. Michael graduated in Personnel Management and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS).

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