Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has announced that the 20,146 TEU containership, MOL Tribute, came into full management of the Hong Kong Ship Management Center on July 10, 2017.
Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, MOL Tribute is 400 meters in length having a deadweight of 196,877 MT, with her sister ship, MOL Tradition, scheduled to enter Hong Kong management at the end of August. Through these milestones, BSM becomes part of a select group of operators that have the expertise to manage some of the world’s largest containerships.
The process to select and appoint a ship manager for the ultra large containerships was initiated by the owner nearly two years ago, with BSM being selected following visits to the Hong Kong Ship Management Center, the Mumbai Maritime Training Center and on board large containerships currently being managed by the company.
BSM’s relationship with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) stretches back almost three decades and extends across bulk carriers, containerships and tankers which are both owned and chartered by MOL.