• TSM Shipmanagment Team


  • TSM is driven by Efficiency


  • Benefit from our international Network


  • We take Responsibility


Thomas Schulte Ship Management


Ship Management

TSM Ship Management as technical manager guarantees the optimum in ship’s performance and asset value conservation by exercising state of the art technology, paramount expertise and dedicated solutions under strict control of the competitive operational expenses.

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  • Ensuring operational readiness of the fleet
  • Conservation of value/ life cycle management
  • Online monitoring of technical parameters/ ship operation
  • Technical inspections/ condition assessment surveys
  • Procurement/ logistics from door to deck
  • Class maintenance
  • Energy efficiency management
  • Dry docking & repairs
  • Upgrading & modification projects
  • Planned maintenance and condition monitoring
  • Regular technical condition reports
  • Budget preparation and adherence
  • Green ship recycling/ Inventory of Hazardous Materials
  • Technical consultancy service
  • Repair and conversion
  • Integrated satellite/ IT solutions

Crew Management

TSM Crew Management recruits rigidly pre-selected personnel for all ranks onboard any type of vessel. Fully owned manning agencies and associated offices in all traditional maritime nations allow for resourcing competent seafarers not only with…

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  • …the necessary qualification but also the required personality.
  • Selection and recruitment of officers and ratings
  • MLC certified manning (full or partial)
  • Constant high retention rate
  • Selected & experienced crew from traditional maritime nations
  • Crew competence management
  • Long term career planning
  • Continuous training programs
  • On board training aids
  • Crew & officers seminars
  • Victualling
  • Health care and crew welfare
  • Joining and repatriation services
  • Invest in culture and teamwork

New Building

TSM New Building offers the full range of services around ships construction anywhere in the world – from contractual framework, the first sketch of a new design up to the maiden voyage and beyond naval architects and further experts in their fields…

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  • …engage for delivering sophistication. This includes:
  • Shipyard evaluation
  • Optimization of standard & conception of new designs
  • Technology research
  • Maker’s evaluation
  • Negotiation of building contracts, technical specification and schooled milestones
  • Organization and operation of site offices at the shipyards
  • Shop test and sea trial supervision
  • Monitoring of the ongoing construction work
  • Organization of fitting and necessary supplies
  • Sea trial and delivery documentation of the vessel
  • Guarantee claims handling
  • Second hand/ pre-purchase inspection

Operations & Chartering

TSM Operations & Chartering is acknowledged as highly reputed and independent chartering service in the container and bulk scene for clients around the globe with in excess of two-thousand fixtures concluded based on the exclusive network to…

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  • …all blue chip charterers in the market. The portfolio comprises of:
  • Direct link to the leading liner operators and charterers worldwide
  • Customer relationship management
  • Market research and evaluation
  • Trade pattern analysis
  • Charter party discussion
  • Post fixture operations
  • Stevedore damages/ claims handling
  • Port disbursements & analysis
  • Bunkering
  • Sale and purchase negotiations
  • Ship’s registration


TSM quality assurance continuously monitors the safety, environmental, security and quality performance on board and ashore exceeding the benchmarks in each discipline whereas the IMO regulations and ISO certification standards are just the bottom line. Services offered are:

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  • ISM, ISPS and MLC compliance
  • ISO management systems
  • Benchmarking of KPIs
  • Accident response & investigation
  • Port & flag State affairs
  • Pre-PSC, vetting and safety inspections
  • Internal auditing of ship and shore/ accommodation of external audits
  • Trade specific requirements/ US compliance management
  • Onboard training & awareness programs
  • Monitoring and implementation of rules & regulations
  • Advisory service
  • Workflow/ process optimization
  • Loss prevention

Controlling & Finance

TSM Controlling and Finance ensures neat financial management applying full transparency by tailor-made reporting, exact liquidity calculations and meeting compliance obligations, adding value by risk and currency management as a strategic business asset. Recapped lines of action are:

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  • Project development/ feasibility studies
  • International corporate structuring, setup & administration
  • Tailor-made financial & tax reporting
  • Cash flow projection
  • Consultancy service
  • Risk management
  • Expenses and income monitoring
  • Audited accounting services and statements
  • Tax management


TSM Insurance protects investments by arranging appropriate covers with key insurance companies obtaining best premiums, which are based on historical outstanding claims performance. Backed up by legal professionals claims…

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  • … are handled with maximum efficiency. The areas of expertise include:
  • Managing fleet and vessel related insurance portfolios
  • Managing corporate insurance covers
  • Insurance premium negotiations
  • Policy improvement evaluations
  • Claims handling and processing
  • Coordination of legal defenses
  • Case strategy planning together with insurers and law firms
  • Communication with adjusters
  • Bridging coordination with specialty departments
  • Statistical evaluations/ loss ratio


TSM Agency takes care of all Owners matters. The full style husbandry agency service is available in the Ports of Singapore, Tanjong Pelepas, Port Klang and Laem Chabang. Our single point of contact ensures shortest response times and lowest prices for our clients.

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  • Service portfolio:
  • Full Shipyard services
  • Tug and Pilot arrangements
  • Superintendent arrangements incl. Hotel & transport
  • Crew handling incl. Immigration and Hotels
  • Crew transport and Crew launching services
  • Medical services
  • Cash to Master
  • Logistic services
  • Spare parts delivery and off-landing of goods
  • Custom clearances
  • Supply boats to inner and outer anchorage


Welcome to the Thomas Schulte Ship Management


Alexander Schulte „As a leading international bulk and container company/asset manager, we offer the full range of maritime services from one source. The increasingly converging market conditions and interests of our customers and clients form the focus of all our corporate activities. Even if we view ourselves as innovative leaders, we always remain faithful to our tradition and our corporate values. Creating ‘added value’ to our customer and clients is our understanding of a modern service provider.“

Mission and Vision


To be a global quality leader in maritime asset management constantly engaged in efficient and innovative solutions.

Enable our clients to successfully meet their business goals and targets through our tailor made maritime solutions and our value added chain of partners.

Safety: Absolute privileging safety measures and considerations in all strategic and operational decisions.
Customer satisfaction: Determining customers’ expectations, ensuring their fulfilment and striving to exceed them.
Environment: Meeting recognised environmental performance standards and continuously pursuing excess performance achievements.
Financial: Pursue sustainable improvement of our results.

Responsibility: for safety, the environment and to protect the group’s customers and agents interests.
The people: of the organisation. Motivate best employees’ performance through suitable training, supporting development of personal skills and providing career opportunities.
Honesty and integrity: Communicate with transparency and always act to achieve what is right for our clients.
Collaboration: Working together as a team delivers high performance results and nurtures long standing relationships.
Independence: Family owned private company with long tradition in maritime business.

We take responsibility


DNVGL Managment Certification ISM 9001, 14001

A successful modern shipping company like the Thomas Schulte Ship Management has a responsibility to be committed to the environment and its employees in the long term. Ensuring the safety of the crew and the ships and treating nature in a responsible way are central to our daily work and form part of our corporate culture. Our quality management and safety concept exceeds the standards commonly adapted and is certified by Germanischer Lloyd with the „DNV-GL Excellence“ award already back in 2008.

Securing our clients best possible interests is always our ultimate focus, as we are the cost and quality leader in ship management benchmarked by BCG.

climate neutral logo

All CO2 emissions generated by activities of Thomas Schulte Ship Management have been compensated according to the strict requirements of the independent non-profit VCS/ Verified Carbon Standard. Thomas Schulte is climate neutral - with a net zero carbon footprint. See FAQ for further information.

Climate Neutrality FAQ (PDF)


Job Advertisement

To strengthen our team in Hamburg we are currently looking for a:

Technical Superintendent (m/f/d)

Your tasks

  • Taking care of 4 to 6 vessels and ensuring its operability
  • Providing technical advice to vessels staff and members of the shore team
  • Carrying out regular, international on-board ship inspections
  • Responsibility for maintaining the technical standard, the safety and seaworthy condition of the ships within a given budget and based on the international and national requirements
  • Monitoring vessels to ensure statutory requirements are complied with
  • Controlling and ensuring vessels are operated efficiently regarding all consumptions
  • Planning and organizing maintenance and repair activities including docking
  • Close exchange with the senior officers of the ships as the first point of contact
  • To actively participate/ initiate project work and continuous improvements to enhance safety, environmental performance and quality
  • Permanent control, monitoring and discussion of the budgets
  • Preparation of reports for the management and the owners

Your profile

  • Completed studies in engineering, marine engineering, or a similar qualification
  • Served in a technical leading position at sea for at least two years or employed in a middle management position in a shipping company, ship builders or ship repair company for at least two years
  • Professional experience in the areas listed above
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Imaginative to improve ongoing processes or to submit your own suggestions

We offer

  • The chance to work in an international and exciting industry
  • To work with a young, good and open-minded team
  • The possibility to actively improve our service with your ideas
  • Competitive salary based on quality of experience
  • Immediate and permanent employment contract

We would be pleased to receive your application by e-mail including your salary requirements and earliest possible starting date. Your contact person is Mr. Jan Paninka (jan.paninka@tsm-shipmanagement.com).



For a smooth, integrated and international workflow, one needs the right partners. Backed by the vast experience of the team and the broad network, the Thomas Schulte Ship Management is in a position to offer services that create added value to its clients. We cooperate and have close ties with many foreign shipyards, the leading liner operators and charterers, ship brokers, classification societies, insurance companies and leading financiers.

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TSM headquarter and offices


  • Alexander Schulte

    Alexander Schulte


    Domstrasse 17

    Zürich Haus

    20095 Hamburg

    Phone: +49.40.81 99 43 10

  • Frank Wilhelm Heidrich

    Frank Wilhelm Heidrich

    Technical Director

    Domstrasse 17

    Zürich Haus

    20095 Hamburg

    Phone: +49.40.81 99 43 10

  • Michael Say

    Michael Say


    Domstrasse 17

    Zürich Haus

    20095 Hamburg

    Phone: +49.40.81 99 43 10



Andreas Droussiotis

Andreas Droussiotis

Managing Director

18b Vassilis Michaelides Street

3026 Limassol-Cyprus

Phone: +357.25.34 00 19



Thomas Reckefuss

Thomas Reckefuss

Managing Director

1 Maritime Square #11-05A

Harbour Front Centre

099253 Singapore

Phone: +65.6909 0680




Office Hamburg: +49.40.81 99 43 10

Office Limassol: +357.25.34 00 19

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  • Thomas Schulte Ship Management
  • GmbH & Co. KG
  • Zürich Haus, Domstr. 17
  • 20095 Hamburg – Germany
  • Phone: +49.40.81 99 43 10
  • Fax: +49.40.81 99 43 79
  • Email: fleet-de@tsm-shipmanagement.com
  • Persönlich haftende Gesellschaft:
  • Verwaltung Thomas Schulte Ship Management GmbH
  • Vertretungsberechtigter Geschäftsführer:
  • Alexander Schulte, Patrick Schnieders
  • Registergericht: Hamburg
  • Registernummer: HRA 116711
  • Steuer-Nr. 48/684/02658
  • Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer gemäß § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz:
  • DE306044025