Container Ships

Cargo that cannot be transported in bulk is usually shipped in standardised steel rectangular boxes commonly known as containers; these intermodal containers provide a means to bundle goods into 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 115 container vessels under management for 15 ship owners 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

2.4% 33.1% 10.5% 38.7% 8.1% 4.8% 2.4%
No Vessel Type Size Group TEU Year Built
1 Container Ship Container Ship (<1,000 TEU) 446 1996
2 Container Ship Container Ship (<1,000 TEU) 809 2008
3 Container Ship Container Ship (<1,000 TEU) 960 2002
4 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1088 1998
5 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1104 2011
6 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1104 2011
7 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1284 2007
8 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1284 2007
9 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1641 2002
10 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1675 2001
11 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1700 2015
12 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1740 2005
13 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1740 2005
14 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1740 2008
15 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1740 2008
16 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 1805 2011
17 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2038 2021
18 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2339 2015
19 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2339 2015
20 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2339 2015
21 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2345 2015
22 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2339 2015
23 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2345 2015
24 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2345 2015
25 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2345 2015
26 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2345 2017
27 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2345 2018
28 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2345 2019
29 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2345 2019
30 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2546 2012
31 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2754 2016
32 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2754 2016
33 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2553 2007
34 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2556 2003
35 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2556 2004
36 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2556 2004
37 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2556 2005
38 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2572 2006
39 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2572 2006
40 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2572 2006
41 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2572 2006
42 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2702 2007
43 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2742 2006
44 Container Ship Container Ship (1,000–3,000TEU) 2846 2006
45 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 3534 2006
46 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 3534 2006
47 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 3534 2008
48 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 3534 2008
49 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 3534 2009
50 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 4250 2007
51 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 4252 2005
52 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 4252 2005
53 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 4255 2009
54 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 4255 2009
55 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 4404 2002
56 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 4600 2010
57 Container Ship Container Ship (3,000–5,000TEU) 4600 2010
58 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5033 2012
59 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5033 2012
60 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5047 2005
61 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5300 2020
62 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5466 2014
63 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5466 2014
64 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5466 2014
65 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5466 2014
66 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5466 2014
67 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5466 2014
68 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5466 2014
69 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5466 2014
70 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5466 2015
71 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5576 2004
72 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5908 2002
73 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5605 2011
74 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5605 2011
75 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5605 2011
76 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5605 2012
77 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5605 2012
78 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 5908 2001
79 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6350 2005
80 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6350 2006
81 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6350 2006
82 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6350 2006
83 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6350 2009
84 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6350 2010
85 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6541 2006
86 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6802 2001
87 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6802 2001
88 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6802 2001
89 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6802 2001
90 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6865 2014
91 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6700 2013
92 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6700 2013
93 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 6881 2013
94 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 7241 2009
95 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 7241 2009
96 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 7241 2009
97 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 8100 2008
98 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 8704 2013
99 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 8704 2013
100 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 8700 2014
101 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 8700 2014
102 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 8700 2015
103 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 8700 2015
104 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 8886 2012
105 Container Ship Container Ship (5,000–8,000 TEU) 8886 2013
106 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9040 2015
107 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9040 2015
108 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9040 2016
109 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9040 2016
110 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9162 2016
111 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9403 2013
112 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9403 2013
113 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9403 2013
114 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9472 2015
115 Container Ship Container Ship (8,000–10,000TEU) 9472 2016
116 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000–15,000TEU) 10600 2015
117 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000–15,000TEU) 10600 2015
118 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000–15,000TEU) 10600 2015
119 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000–15,000TEU) 11850 2020
120 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000–15,000TEU) 11850 2021
121 Container Ship Container Ship (10,000–15,000TEU) 13806 2014
122 Container Ship Container Ship (>15,000 TEU) 20170 2017
123 Container Ship Container Ship (>15,000 TEU) 20170 2017
124 Container Ship Container Ship (>15,000 TEU) 20388 2018