Our Services

Crew management is a service offered by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) that places emphasis on the selection, development and management of seagoing employees that is key to the safe and efficient operations of the vessels of our clients.

BSM’s seafarer pool counts more than 25,000 highly qualified professional seafarers who are supported by 2,000 shore-based staff.

Our 11 BSM Ship Management Centres (SMC) provide crew management services to clients around the world, supported by 28 Crew Service Centres and 5 Maritime Training Centres.

Focus on Seafarers

We apply a rigorous selection process, ensuring that the professional qualifications and competence of our future employees meets and exceeds market requirements. Our wholly owned global network of Crew Service Centres ensures BSM stays connected with its international seafarers’ community, managing all activities behind the recruitment process and retention.

We are committed to the professional development of all BSM seafarers. We offer structured training and development programmes continuously upgrading the competence of seafarers.

Our global teams are connected by smartPAL that is the digital heart of all crewing operations. Another digital innovation, Seafarer Portal, is a self-service app providing our seafarers with access to essential documents, information and direct communication with shore departments.

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