In times where, e.g., information technology has pervaded just about every industry sector, technical and competency development is a must. And it has to happen at an increasingly rapid pace. We are dedicated to continuous improvement on all levels of our business activities be it state-ofthe-art technologies, extensive young talent development programs, or the continuous development of a broad knowledge base that all NSB employees, from the accountant ashore to the watchkeeper at sea, benefit from.


The oceans are both habitat and economic area. To some they are waterways, to others a source of food. We own up to the societal responsibility that comes along with shipping and continually promote the protection of crews, resources, and the environment. Social responsibility, integrity, and sustainability play a central role in our dealings with our crews, colleagues, and business partners.


Though times have changed, we still feel bound by the traditional values of seafaring. This is the only way for each of us to give our very best because we all know that we can rely on the group. However we do not rest on it; we continue to examine our own attitude because "Ttradition is not to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame"*. And we believe that traditional values and modern work culture comPlement each other perfectly. *Thomas More, English statesman, humanist and author


A solid basis of trust is more important than ever in the maritime business. As automation and remote diagnosis invade ever more areas, human interactions and words you can rely on have special significance. This requires a new kind of transparency that ensures that owners, charterers, investors, and not least crews are provided the required information fast and efficiently. We see this "open-book mentality" as the natural adjustment to modern IT infrastructures. Modern interconnectivity creates new transparency and, consequently, trust.

Around the corner

Being near to where our customers are is the guiding principle of our corporate identity. So it was a matter of course that we founded subsidiaries close to our customers, whose teams speak the local language, know the local practices, and can draw on our knowledge accumulated in 30 years of experience as a ship manager.

With this aim in mind, the ship management company, which once was active in Germany only, has become a group of companies that are present around the world. We are familiar with the conditions on the different markets and will always be by our customers' side, in the true sense of the word.