Heritage and Expertise Steering the Course

Alexander Schulte
Alexander Schulte

About us

Welcome to Reederei Thomas Schulte

We are a family-owned enterprise active in shipping and ship owning for more than 130 years. Our expertise grown out of tradition combined with the application of our hanseatic business values like trust, reliability, fairness and integrity, this steers us and our partners through the container and dry bulk markets. Shipping investments are derived and realized by following a clear strategic direction and by continually balancing risks and opportunities.

Reederei Thomas Schulte enjoys a very good reputation both in shipping as well as with financial institutions for being an expert in its field with solid roots, highest ethics and the possibility to quickly adapt to emerging chances. Together with the affiliated companies within the Thomas Schulte Group we are in the position to offer a complete set of services around ship owning, ship management and other shipping-related activities.

Schulteship Responsibility

Responsibility

We take responsibility

A successful modern shipping company like the Thomas Schulte Group has a responsibility to be committed to the environment and its employees in the long term. Ensuring the safety of the crew and the ships and treating nature in a responsible way are central to our daily work and form part of our corporate culture. Our quality management and safety concept exceeds the standards commonly adapted and was certified by Germanischer Lloyd with the „GL Excellence“ award already back in 2008.

History

1883
Johann Hermann Schulte founds Schulte & Bruns
1955
Founding of Reederei Bernhard Schulte and relocation of headquarters to Hamburg
1968
Thomas Schulte joins his father‘s company
1987
Thomas Schulte establishes his own shipping company
2002
Alexander Schulte, son of Thomas, takes over the management
2004
moved to larger premises in the city center
2006
certified with ISO 14001 & ISO 9001
2008
GL Excellence Award as the fourth company in the world
2009
contract signing for voluntary compliance with safe & environmentally sound ship recycling
2013
Establishment of Cyprus based affiliated operations
2016
Establishment of Singapore based affiliated operations
  • 1883 Johann Hermann Schulte founds Schulte & Bruns

  • 1955 Founding of Reederei Bernhard Schulte and relocation of headquarters to Hamburg

  • 1968 Thomas Schulte joins his father‘s company

  • 1987 Thomas Schulte establishes his own shipping company

  • 2002 Alexander Schulte, son of Thomas, takes over the management

  • 2004 moved to larger premises in the city center

  • 2006 certified with ISO 14001 & ISO 9001

  • 2008 GL Excellence Award as the fourth company in the world

  • 2009 contract signing for voluntary compliance with safe & environmentally sound ship recycling

  • 2013 Establishment of Cyprus based affiliated operations

  • 2016 Establishment of Singapore based affiliated operations

Contact

Reederei Thomas Schulte
Zürich Haus, Domstr. 17
20095 Hamburg
Phone: +49.40.81 99 43 10
Email: office@schulteship.de

Sigrid Gerth
Sigrid Gerth

Affiliates

TWS Chartering & Shipbroking

TWS Chartering & Shipbroking is the in-house chartering broker for the Thomas Schulte Group. The company was established back in 1987 and has evolved itself as a highly reputed and independent shipbroker in the container and bulk scene, not only for the Thomas Schulte Group but also for 3rd party clients around the globe with in excess of 2000 fixtures concluded since then. The company provides its clients with:

  • Container & Bulk markets analysis
  • Trade pattern analysis
  • New Building evaluation
  • Chartering broker services
  • Direct link to the leading liner operators and charterers worldwide

TWS Chartering & Shipbroking is a member of BIMCO.

TWS Chartering
& Shipbroking
Zürich Haus, Domstr. 17
20095 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49.40.81 99 43 10
Fax: +49.40.82 23 21 8
Email: tws@schulteship.de