Container Ships

Containerisation allows for goods to be bundled in standardised, fixed units; these intermodal containers provide a means to transport goods as larger, unitised loads that can be easily handled, stacked and moved by truck, trains and ships. A container vessel is a cargo ship that carries all its load in truck-size intermodal containers.

The invention of containerisation is attributed to American businessman Malcolm McLean who sought to simplify the long-drawn processes of cargo shipping. Today’s modern intermodal container traces its roots to the mid-1950s with the incorporation of a twistlock mechanism on all four corners that enables it to be secured, efficiently loaded with cranes onto vessels and hold fast on sea voyages. Take a look around wherever you are; the things you see and use every day were probably packed in and shipped from origin to destination in a container. The container is truly a building block of our modern lives.

Our Expertise in Container Ship Management

BSM is the container vessel ship manager of choice thanks to its extensive track record in this space since the 1980s. We offer clients reliability, a global reach, can meet their crewing requirements as well as extensive experience and proven ability to manage complex projects from original design and newbuild supervision through to comprehensive full management services.

We provide responsive, regionally based support through highly trained and specialised dry cargo fleet teams, extensive reefer management capability to minimise risk of cargo spoiling, close monitoring of cargo and marine operations. This is carried out by skilled superintendents to achieve maximum operational efficiencies. It also ensures ships under management are maintained in peak condition throughout their entire life span through an in-house planned maintenance management system.

Focus on Safety and Efficiency

BSM manages container vessels with a focus on safe, efficient and cost-effective operation, maximising commercial utilization and established good relationships with container lines and operators. Over 120 container vessels under management are currently managed by BSM across our regionally based Ship Management Centres, with carrying capacities up to 20,000 TEU.

BSM is an ISO-certified company to maintain quality and consistency in services and operates in full compliance with International Safety Management (ISM) code requirements to ensure safe and efficient ship operations. BSM is a member of key Maritime Industry bodies such as the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network, Container Ship Safety Forum, and the DNV/GL Large Container Ship Safety working group.

VESSELS UNDER FULL SHIP MANAGEMENT & CREW MANAGEMENT

0.8% 37.6% 10.4% 28.0% 14.4% 6.4% 2.4%
No Vessel Type Size Group TEU Year Built
1 Container Ship Container Ship (<1,000 TEU) 809 2008
2 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1104 2011
3 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1104 2011
4 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1157 1997
5 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1284 2007
6 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1284 2007
7 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1620 2003
8 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1641 2002
9 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1662 2002
10 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1675 2001
11 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1675 2002
12 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1700 2007
13 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1700 2015
14 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1708 2009
15 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1740 2010
16 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1740 2005
17 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1740 2005
18 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1740 2008
19 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1740 2008
20 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1794 2008
21 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1809 2009
22 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 1809 2009
23 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2038 2021
24 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2339 2015
25 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2339 2015
26 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2339 2015
27 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2339 2015
28 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2345 2015
29 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2345 2019
30 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2345 2015
31 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2345 2015
32 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2345 2015
33 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2345 2017
34 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2345 2019
35 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2345 2018
36 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2553 2007
37 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2556 2004
38 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2556 2004
39 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2583 2022
40 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2583 2022
41 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2602 2006
42 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2602 2006
43 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2602 2006
44 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2602 2006
45 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2646 2007
46 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2646 2008
47 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2702 2007
48 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000 - 2,999 TEU) 2846 2006
49 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 3534 2008
50 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 3534 2006
51 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 3534 2006
52 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 3614 2013
53 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 4250 2007
54 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 4250 2008
55 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 4252 2005
56 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 4252 2007
57 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 4252 2007
58 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 4255 2009
59 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 4404 2002
60 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 4616 2010
61 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000 - 4,999 TEU) 4616 2010
62 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 4975 2012
63 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 4975 2012
64 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5047 2005
65 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5300 2020
66 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5466 2014
67 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5466 2014
68 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5466 2014
69 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5466 2014
70 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5466 2014
71 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5466 2014
72 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5527 2006
73 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5576 2004
74 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5576 2002
75 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5605 2011
76 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5605 2011
77 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5605 2011
78 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5605 2012
79 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5605 2012
80 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 5908 2001
81 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6350 2009
82 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6350 2006
83 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6350 2006
84 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6350 2010
85 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6350 2005
86 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6350 2006
87 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6539 2006
88 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6802 2001
89 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6802 2001
90 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6802 2001
91 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6802 2001
92 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6865 2014
93 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 6881 2013
94 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 7241 2009
95 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 7241 2009
96 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000 - 7,999 TEU) 7241 2009
97 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 8704 2013
98 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 8704 2013
99 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 8714 2014
100 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 8714 2014
101 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 8714 2015
102 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 8714 2015
103 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 8886 2012
104 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 8886 2013
105 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9019 2015
106 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9040 2016
107 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9040 2015
108 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9040 2016
109 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9162 2016
110 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9403 2013
111 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9403 2013
112 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9403 2013
113 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9443 2015
114 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000 - 9,999 TEU) 9443 2016
115 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000 - 14,999 TEU) 10600 2015
116 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000 - 14,999 TEU) 10600 2015
117 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000 - 14,999 TEU) 10600 2015
118 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000 - 14,999 TEU) 11888 2021
119 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000 - 14,999 TEU) 11888 2020
120 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000 - 14,999 TEU) 13100 2022
121 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000 - 14,999 TEU) 13100 2022
122 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000 - 14,999 TEU) 14372 2014
123 Container Ship Container Ship (>15,000 TEU) 20170 2017
124 Container Ship Container Ship (>15,000 TEU) 20170 2017
125 Container Ship Container Ship (>15,000 TEU) 20388 2018