Zeaborn Ship Management is a globally acting dedicated ship manager offering a comprehensive and state-of-the-art ship management product portfolio with particular focus on performance, efficiency, digitisation and advanced customer care. We proactively manage a fleet of about 150 vessels focusing on containerships, bulk carriers of all sizes, as well as multipurpose vessels and tankers. We put our dedicated shipping expertise at the service of our customers. Zeaborn Ship Management combines the traditions of E.R. Schiffahrt and Rickmers Shipmanagement with a modern spirit.

Our service approach takes the perspective of a shipowner: We put as much emphasis on maintaining the value of each ship as on its efficient operation, applying our customers’ preferred key performance indicators (KPI). Whether you are a charterer or owner, our services are driven by your needs.

We know that collaborating closely and communicating with you at eye-level are essential prerequisites for long-term success and partnership. By entrusting your vessels to us you benefit from valuable insights and transparent best-practice sharing.

Our workforce of roughly 4,300 land-based and seafaring employees will deliver solutions custom-tailored to your requirements. From designing and planning newbuildings through to efficiency-enhancing measures and focused crew training, our lines of business cover the full range of services for every ship’s lifecycle. 

Our Mission

With innovative strength and professional performance based on trustful partnerships we aim to invigorate our customer’s business and to mutually develop excellent results ahead of competition.

Our Vision

We believe in inspiration and creativity as a source of innovative customer-centric solutions and excellent performance. With our highly motivated team we aim to proactively shape the ever-changing future of our industry in a sustainable way. While taking responsibility for the environment we will deliver focused services of highest quality and value for our customers.

Zeaborn Shipmanagement Company Policy Statements

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Diversified Fleet under Management


  • 8Oil & Chemical IMO II/III Ice-Class-1A
  • 4Oil & Chemical IMO III
Bulk Carriers
  • 7Handymax
  • 18Supramax
  • 4Newcastlemax
  • 4Capesize
Container Vessels
  • 2Feeder
  • 30Sub-Panamax
  • 7Panamax
  • 34Post-Panamax
  • 1ULCV
  • 930K DWT
  • 219K DWT
  • 59K DWT
  • 211K DWT
As of January 2020

Excellent Results in Shipping

Technical Availability
Technics – Reliability
Crew Rentention Rate
Crew – Continuity
Employment Ratio
Chartering – Earnings Stability
* as of 2018

Zeaborn Ship Management’s quality approach

The following certificates underline Zeaborn Ship Management’s dedication to top quality and above average standards.

Zeaborn Ship Management


Zeaborn Tankers

  • ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System)
  • ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System)
  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health- and Safety Assessment Series)
  • ISO 50001 (Energy Management)


Fact Sheet Zeaborn Shipmanagement GmbH

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As of November 2019

Globally positioned:
Maritime service portfolio

Future Preparedness

Innovation Forum

The future is now. Zeaborn Ship Management is a ship manager with an innovative mindset, a proactive approach and highly skilled employees. Our employees are our greatest asset. The Zeaborn “Innovation Forum” is our accelerator for digitisation.