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Who We Are

Bernhard Schulte is the ship owning business of the international, wholly family-owned Schulte Group. Building on the group’s over 140 years of experience in the industry, Bernhard Schulte controls a modern and diversified fleet of over 75 fully or partly owned vessels, including container and offshore vessels, bulk carriers, tankers and gas carriers.

Vision & Mission

To be a leading maritime solutions provider.

We enable our business partners to achieve their objectives through applied knowledge and innovation.

Our Values


We are wholly family-owned and private, with a financially sound position.


We treat business partners and employees with fairness, keep our commitments, and thereby maintain our good reputation.


Encouraging initiative and innovation, systematically managing risks, encouraging teamwork and unbureaucratic business processes.


We ensure safety at sea, protect the environment, and are socially responsible.

Valued Employees

We reward good performance, take pride in the Schulte Group’s cultural diversity and provide opportunities for continuous development.

Our Goals

To continually enhance our position in our core ship owning sectors of container, bulk, tanker, gas and offshore. We also pursue opportunities in other shipping sectors when deemed especially profitable or when necessary for the development of our ship management activities.

Our target return on equity for shipping investments is a rolling 5-year average of 10%.