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.