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Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement now an official Marine Partner of IMarEST

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bernhard schulte IMarESTThe Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) is delighted to announce Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), an integrated maritime solutions leader, as a Marine Partner of the Institute. As part of the partnership, all BSM Superintendents will be awarded Affiliate membership to the Institute.

“I am very pleased to welcome BSM and to begin what I know will be a supportive and valuable relationship. They have demonstrated a high level of commitment to continued professional development and we look forward to supporting them with this through both membership and our learning arm, the Marine Learning Alliance Ltd. (MLA). We will provide them with a bespoke management and leadership training package to benefit their fleet managers and marine superintendents.” David Loosley, IMarEST Chief Executive.

IMarEST’s Marine Partners are able to work closely with the Institute to promote professional registration and membership, continuing professional development, knowledge sharing and learning opportunities within their organisations and the wider marine community. Partners are also offered global industry networking opportunities and discounts on international events and training amongst other benefits. These benefits are similarly available to Superintendents through their Affiliate membership, which also includes access to the Virtual Library, a leading marine repository; our monthly magazine, The Marine Professional; access to Special Interest Groups; access to their local IMarEST Branch and much more.

‘BSM is firmly committed to supporting the professional development of our employees and enabling everyone who works for us to thrive within their working environment. We are continuously investing to build a diverse and engaging culture that enables us to attract, develop and retain a highly professional and empowered workforce who deliver the best solutions for our customers and thereby sustained business growth for BSM. The global partnership established with the IMarEST is further testimony to this commitment and, through access to professional qualifications, will provide benefits to our employees, our company and our customers.’ Elena Pantazidou, Corporate Director HR Shore, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.


The IMarEST is an international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. It is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of over 17, 000 based in over 128 countries.

Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.

Education is supported through Marine Learning Alliance Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the IMarEST Group that delivers marine education and training courses primarily through distance e-learning.  These include degree courses in Hydrography and Sustainable Maritime Operations and various short technical courses.

The IMarEST works with a growing number of corporate partners offering different levels of support to maritime organisations.  IMarEST ‘Marine Membership’ is open to all companies and organisations, providing access to membership benefits, knowledge-sharing, online promotion and exclusive discounts. The ‘Marine Partner’ initiative is for organisations that work strategically with the IMarEST to create and deliver a bespoke annual programme of activity and premium promotion.

The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), observer status at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), and it has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international  intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. It is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK), a member of the Science Council and has significant links with many other maritime organisations worldwide.

The IMarEST runs a series of industry leading and technically excellent events and conferences as well as publishing the internationally recognised publication, The Marine Professional.


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