Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is an integrated maritime solutions leader, with more than 130 years of experience in the shipping industry.
Managing a fleet of 600 vessels on behalf of demanding customers, 20,000 employees enable the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient ship management services across a network of 10 ship management, 26 crew service and five maritime training centres across the world.
Dedicated, highly-skilled sea- and shore-based personnel are at the heart of everything we do, with an emphasis on maximising vessel availability, safety and operational efficiency, so as to achieve higher income for customers at the lowest possible operating cost.
Focused on enabling its business partners to meet their objectives via applied knowledge, experience and innovation, BSM’s commitment to every customer is protection of reputation as well as full transparency and easy access to vessel information.
Alongside comprehensive shipmanagement services, BSM offers a suite of complementary, customised maritime solutions that help customers increase their business competitiveness.
BSM Cyprus – key facts
Headed by Mr. Arthur McWhinnie, the BSM Ship Management Centre in Limassol was established in 1972 and, as the first active shipmanagement company incorporated on the island, it has been instrumental in helping to structure Cyprus as a leading shipmanagement hub, not only regionally but also globally.
The island was chosen due to its ideal geographical location as a “gateway” to Europe and the Middle East. Further, the Cyprus flag taxation of shipmanagement companies under the tonnage tax system instead of corporation tax is an ideal asset to any shipmanager.
Since its establishment, the clear focus of BSM Cyprus has been on the quality of crew serving on board customers’ vessels and the provision of highly-educated and properly-trained personnel.
In recognition of the importance of seafarer training, and replacing the Hanseatic Marine Training School founded in 1983, the new Maritime Training Centre was launched in the heart of Limassol in 2013, and has recently been upgraded to provide advanced full mission bridge and engine room simulator capability.
With over 75% of the Cyprus fleet being tankers, our relationship with oil major organisations is a vital key element to our success, sustainability and meeting owners’ and charterer’s requirements.
We look forward to meeting you at the upcoming ‘Maritime Cyprus 2017’ conference to be held in Limassol.