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Telemar secures maintenance and service contract from MINSHIP Shipmanagement

Bulk carrier and Multipurpose vessel operator is the latest in the German market to deploy Telemar’s predictive maintenance service for optimised vessel operations.

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Knut Natvig
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04.05.2023 – Telemar has signed a maintenance and service agreement for eight bulk carriers operated by MINSHIP Shipmanagement.

The contract will see Telemar provide global service co-ordination for Bavaria-based MINSHIP. It includes the provision of the latest Telemar World Service (TWS), a web-based tool for managing scheduled and predictive service appointments for the entire MINSHIP fleet, increasing visibility on service intervals and optimising vessel availability.

MINSHIP provides long-term management and logistics solutions for both its vessel owners and cargo trading clients. In 2021, the company integrated Hamburg-based technical manager Auerbach Marine, extending its operational expertise to a fleet of MPP vessels. Based in southern Germany, MINSHIP has been a Telemaron-call customer for years. Following the merger with Auerbach, which was already a contract customer, MINSHIP has become a full Telemar partner, reflecting management’s satisfaction with the company’s performance.

Using a planned maintenance strategy will give MINSHIP the ability to create better predictability in its vessel operations. The equipment included in the contract supports both navigational safety and efficient shipping and higher uptime means performance data can be shared on a close to real-time basis if required.

The contract includes a shore-based maintenance contract including annual radio survey, exchange and check of EPIRB and SART, VDR APT and CoC, annual gyro compass and radar overhaul and exchange of X- and S-band radar magnetrons.

MINSHIP prides itself on being a transparent and co-operative service provider; our commitment to responding individually to customer wishes requires a fleet designed for highly reliable operations, says Markus Hiltl, Managing Director, MINSHIP. The importance of properly planned and executed maintenance to our vessel operations is paramount and makes Telemar the natural choice for a closer relationship

Telemar is delighted to start the new year by strengthening our co-operation with MINSHIP, a customer with whom we’ve enjoyed a strong working partnership for many years, said Mike Bauwens, Chief Executive Officer, Telemar Group. Winning the trust of clients with consistent performance is key to demonstrating that we support their business strategies and can help them run safer and more efficient ships



MINSHIP’s history dates back to 1985. In its current form, MINSHIP – since 2017 – has provided full ship management including commercial, crewing, technical and international freight forwarding services. In 2021, a total of about five million tons of cargo were carried by the managed fleet of Handysize and Panamax vessels, ranging from 28,000 to 76,000 dwt per vessel back then.

Group Managing Directors of MINSHIP Shipmanagement Markus Hiltl and Arne Seesemann together with Rafal Mirski being in charge for the technical management lead an experienced team of shipping experts to provide first class ship management service in the bulk and MPP market segements. The Group is responsible for the management of a broad range of vessels owned and controlled by a wide variety of shareholders from Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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