All together the Schulte Group employs about 18.000 seafarers and 1.700 onshore, owns more than 100 vessels and manage about 650 vessels.
The culture is rooted in the traditions of the Bernhard Schulte family and includes the following vision, values and goals:


To be a leading maritime solutions provider.


We enable our business partners to achieve their objectives through applied knowledge and innovation.


1. Independence:
Family owned and private, with a financially sound position.

2. Fairness:
Treating business partners and employees with fairness, keeping commitments, and thereby maintaining the good reputation of Bernhard Schulte.

3. Entrepreneurship:
Encouraging initiative and innovation, systematically managing risks, encouraging team work and unbureaucratic business processes.

4. Responsibility:
Ensuring safety at sea, protecting the environment, and being socially responsible.

5. Our people are essential:
Rewarding good performance and results, taking pride in the Schulte Group’s cultural diversity, providing opportunities for continuous learning and development.


Shipowning: to continually enhance our position in our core ship owning sectors of container, gas and bulk liquid transportation. We also pursue opportunities in other shipping sectors when deemed especially profitable or when necessary for the development of our ship management activities.

Our target return on equity for shipping investments is a rolling 5 year average of 10%.

Shipmanagement: we strive to maintain our position as a word-wide leader with the following objectives:

  • Safety: our first priority is the safe operation of the vessels we manage, with no injuries, loss of life, damage to property or the environment.
  • Human resources: to be the employer of choice for highly competent seafarers and office staff.
  • Customer satisfaction: to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.
  • Service coverage: to provide excellent value-adding services globally for all our clients’ needs.
  • Financial: to continuously improve our results in a sustainable manner.

Real estate: we own real estate largely for our own use and as a portfolio diversification.