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Ship manager adds lay-up and recycling services

Written by Nick Blenkey
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MARCH 31, 2016 — Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is expanding its ship management services by now offering – Lay-up and Green Recycling services.

Both services have been developed to meet changing needs in the tough economic environment the shipping industry is facing.

BSM’s Lay-up Services have been designed to support customers where continued operation of the vessel is deemed uneconomical. BSM will advise the owner of the best options for lay-up and the appropriate procedures that need to be followed for different types of lay-up, whether warm or cold.

From its nine Ship Management Centers around the world, BSM will manage the lay-up process, performing duties such as location selection, declaration for shareholders, ship inspections and on-board watches.With both warm or cold lay-up options, the objective is to ensure that the vessel remains secure and well preserved during the idle period whilst reducing ship owners’ costs.

BSM’s Green Recycling service supports customers with the responsible demolition of their assets. Fully complying with the IMO’s Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, the service will be provided by BSM’s project focused business, Schulte Marine Concept.

BSM can carry out recycling management and supervision in any shipyard with the correct and compliant resources for dismantling a vessel. During the process, Schulte Marine Concept’s class-approved experts will also share their expertise by performing an audit of the ship yard and ensuring that a safe working environment is maintained throughout.

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