Boardroom bust-up sees Aschmann quit Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Boardroom bust-up sees Aschmann quit Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

The head of one of the world’s largest shipmanagers has resigned following what Splash understands was a boardroom bust-up over chasing cruiseship business.

Captain Norbert Aschmann, the CEO of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), will work through to the end of this year, while the company seeks his replacement. Aschmann had been in charge at BSM since the start of 2015, having been deputy CEO for 15 months prior to that. He previously held senior management positions at Hanseatic Shipping and ER Schiffahrt.

A spokesperson at BSM’s Cyprus headquarters confirmed Aschmann’s departure and said a replacement would be announced shortly.

BSM’s fleet today is fast approaching 600 – split 60% under full technical management and 40% under crew management.

Under Aschmann, BSM has continued to expand its diverse offerings including green recycling, newbuilding and conversion supervision and onboard catering.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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