Ship Management

FLEX LNG has appointed Bernhard Schulte Ship Management (“BSM”) as technical manager for our LNGC fleet. Bernhard Schulte has extensive experience in managing gas carriers and operates all managed vessels in the safest and most efficient manner possible in order to meet the requirements of shipowners, flag states, port states, class societies, charterers and other stakeholders in full compliance with the IMO International Safety Management Code.

Introduction to Bernhard Schulte:

  • 100% German family-owned company, headquartered in Hamburg
  • Over 130 years of shipping experience
  • Offices in all major shipping locations
  • Primary business areas: ship owning, ship management, newbuilding and conversion areas

Comprehensive Crew and Technical Management Capabilities:

  • High calibre personnel sourced and trained through wholly owned crew centres world-wide
  • Dedicated ship staff pooled by owner and vessel to maximise performance
  • Knowledgeable and experienced shore based teams to manage and supervise operations
  • Emphasis on safety, operational excellence and continuous performance improvement

Gas Carrier Experience:

  • Over 45 years experience in managing gas carriers, including design and consultancy services
  • More than 75 of various types and sizes under management of which 25 LNGCs
  • Tanker management and self-assessment (TMSA) group average rating of 3 and above, ensuring safe operation and optimum vessel performance
  • High quality operation demonstrated through regular oil major reviews, ensuring that gas carriers are maintained in peak conditions
  • Full compliance with International Safety Management (ISM) requirements. LTIF Group Average below 1, TFCF Group Average of 2
  • Extensive in-house expertise and active members of SIGTTO and SGMF, with Senior Executives holding prominent positions within these key industry bodies