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HANSE Bereederung was established in 1976 and is a part of Schoeller Holdings Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus, a major group having interests in various fields of business, including shipowning and shipmanagement through its subsidiary COLUMBIA Shipmanagement, one of the largest shipmanagement companies worldwide.

Hanse is actively engaged both in exclusive and competitive container and dry-cargo chartering and in sale and purchase of ships.

Although specialising in ships between about 200 Teu and 4000 Teu in size, the company covers the whole range of the container market.

Resulting from the above, HANSE has direct access to and continuous dialogue with all container liner companies and ship-owners worldwide, resulting in more than 200 fixtures per year with a majority of long-term containership time-charters.

Due to an experienced and specialized staff, HANSE is in a position to provide a full range of chartering and operational services, including detailed and updated market information and reports, especially about the container market.

Apart from competitive chartering, the following exclusive business is taken care of:

  • HANSE takes care of exclusive chartering for all Schoeller Holdings Ltd. controlled containerships, multipurpose-, and dry-cargo vessels.


  • HANSE is responsible for the exclusive chartering for the groups' affiliated liner service, BENGAL TIGER LINE, operating container feeder services on several routes in the Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, South East Asia and Far East. BTL continuously has on long term charter about ten modern container vessels.


  • Furthermore HANSE takes care of the chartering-in of vessels for the

  • group owned liner services operated by Austral Asia Line and New Pacific Shipping, who run break-bulk and project liner services between Australia and Pacific/Far East/South East Asia.

  • Additional to the above, HANSE is responsible for the chartering of containerships and bulkcarriers controlled by Messrs. König & Cie, Lloyds Fonds, MARTIME, MCT, Passat Schiffahrtsgesellschaft, Reederei Eilbrecht and Salamon AG.


  • Beside the above mentioned activities, HANSE is running substantial earning Pools of Containerships as Pool Manager. HANSE is acting as chartering broker for the ships being pooled. Furthermore HANSE is acting as sole chartering broker for the 1.200-1.700 TEU-Pool. For such chartering works HANSE is charging 1.25% which includes the commercial operation of the ships as well as same does cover the management of the Pool


  • Please do not hesitate to contact us for whatever services and/or further information you may require.