Columbia Shipmanagement

Columbia Shipmanagement


Cyprus, Hamburg, Singapore, Shanghai and Piraeus

Shipmanagement is an industry that has only started to develop in the 1970's. Shipmanagement is in-line with the global trend for outsourcing of non-core activities. The latter is based on the general belief that asset management is often times more efficiently performed separate from asset ownership. Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd., a Schoeller Holdings subsidiary, is a pioneer in this industry and was founded in 1978.

Since then, Columbia has grown to become one of the largest and most reputable companies in the industry with an established reputation for quality and efficiency. Its services rank at the very top of the shipping industry. Columbia provides a high quality service according to a quality assurance system in compliance with ISM, ISO9001:2000 and ISO14001:2004. Columbia has its head office in Limassol, Cyprus and comprises of key personnel with technical, administrative and financial expertise.

They are chosen for their specialised know-how and extensive experience in the management of vessels for our principals, who benefit from quality crew supply, full regulation compliance and participation in bulk purchasing power.

Today, Columbia manages a fleet of about 380 vessels trading worldwide consisting of general cargo, bulk carriers, tankers, reefer vessels, chemical tankers, container vessels, gas carriers, product tankers and passenger vessels.

Columbia's services are offered on a modular basis to suit each client's specific needs. The two main service packages are full (technical and crew) management and part (crew) management. In addition, Columbia also offers newbuilding related consultancy and supervision services as well as financial analysis and evaluations for banks and financial institutions.

Columbia also has an experienced operations team, acutely aware of commercial considerations handling efficiently and safely all kinds of tonnage. Columbia provides its services through a worldwide network of offices.



Head Office - Limassol , Cyprus


Passenger Vessel - Queen Mary 2


Container Vessel - NYK Vesta