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about ds schiffahrt gmbh

DS Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG provides a wide range of activities to the shipping industry. We serve our ship owners with comprehensive and professional services in ship management, including Technical Management, Commercial Management, New Building Planning & Supervision, Crew Management, Financial Advisory and other consultancy services including technical surveys, inspections and up-to-date reporting.

We are committed to highest quality and security standards in order to offer our ship owners the most efficient and professional management services required.

Presently the company is managing a fleet of container ships with a capacity of around 500 – 6500 TEU under Full Management Services.

We are strongly committed to quality and professional technical management services in order to ensure that the ships are always maintained to the highest standard and to the full satisfaction and requirements of our chartering customers. All ships managed by DS Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG are at all times in full compliance with all classification requirements and with all applicable international and national laws and regulations.

All ships strictly follow scheduled and class approved maintenance systems. We have installed on all our ships, a computerized Planned Maintenance System to ensure compliance to applicable maintenance and repair intervals, at all times. All dry docking arrangements will be directly liaised with the chartering companies to ensure the least possible service interruption and off hire times.

Our special focus is the employment of highly qualified, motivated and experienced sea going personnel to ensure that our ships are at all times manned in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations. Furthermore, we are offering Financial Consultancy and up-to-date reporting to our principles.

company policy

We are committed to provide excellent ship management services to our customers, in order to safe guard the value of the operated ships and tonnage. We operate and work pro-actively to ensure that all applicable rules & regulations are directly addressed and strictly followed both on board our ships and ashore.

We provide our ship owners with comprehensive and professional services in ship management and are committed to the highest quality, safety & security, health and environmental protection standards in the industry, to be a reliable and trustworthy partner to our customers.

management

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Marek Lipiec

Head of Shipping

Marek Lipiec took over the operational and technical management of DS Schiffahrt as Head of Shipping in 2019. He has been the technical director of DS Schiffahrt since 2013. He spent many years at sea as captain and gained experience on ships of various types before taking over the management of a North German shipping company in 2007. In 2009 Marek Lipiec moved to DS Tankers, where he applies his extensive experience as Managing Director for the DS Tankers fleet. In addition to this position, Marek Lipiec joined Dr. Peters Group in 2013 as Managing Director of DS Schiffahrt.

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Verena Gerstner

Verena Gerstner has been Managing Director of DS Schiffahrt since 2021.