Freese Shipping GmbH & Co. KG

Ship Management

Audit and Inspection

Freese Shipping provides Audit and Inspection services as part of our specialist support services. Utilizing our pool of qualified and experienced personnel, we conduct Audits and Inspections on behalf of ship owners, potential purchasers, financial institutions and investors.

Freese Shipping Audit and Inspection services include the services listed below, structured to meet any client’s individual requirements.

Quality, Safety and Environmental Audits including:

  • Review of standard operating procedures in place against required standards such as ISO, ISM and/or other standards as required.
  • Inspection of all relevant records.
  • Interviews with key staff.
  • Detailed reporting of findings and conformance levels, with recommendations for corrective actions where appropriate.

Condition and Structural Surveys including:

  • One-off inspections or regular visits.
  • Inspection of Class and statutory records and certification.
  • Inspection of condition and status of safety equipment.
  • Inspection of deck machinery and navigational equipment.
  • Status of corrosion protection systems.
  • Review of cargo systems.
  • Inspection of accommodation spaces.
  • Inspection of machinery spaces and systems.
  • Opening up and inspection of machinery as requested and required.
  • Review of maintenance systems and records.
  • Inspection of operational records and logbooks.
  • Research and reporting on commercial aspects of the vessel’s trade.
  • Analysis of vessel performance reports.
  • Review of loading and discharging rates, and out-turn discrepancies.

Pre-Purchase Surveys including:

  • An independent report on the condition and operational status of the vessel(s).
  • Inspection of Class records and statutory certification including the status of conditions and recommendations affecting the Class status.
  • Inspection of drydock and major overhaul reports, including thickness measurement records where available.
  • Inspection of condition and status of safety equipment.
  • Inspection of deck machinery and navigational equipment.
  • Inspection of accommodation spaces.
  • Inspection of machinery spaces
  • Research and reporting on commercial aspects of the vessel's trade.
  • Additionally, where access can be obtained:
  • Inspection of machinery systems.
  • Status of corrosion protection systems.
  • Review of cargo systems.
  • Opening up and inspection of machinery as requested and required, where permitted.
  • Review of maintenance systems and records.
  • Inspection of operational records and logbooks.
  • Analysis of vessel performance reports.
  • Review of loading and discharging rates, and out-turn discrepancies.

Full vessel management

Freese Shipping can provide individually tailored ship management solutions to suit any vessel type in any location. Our Full Management service offers clients maximized safety, operational and budgetary performance, while ensuring their hard-won reputations are protected. We can use our experience to successfully implement our management system onboard and ashore with no disruption to a client’s commercial operations, while maintaining safety standards during the transition.

The Freese Shipping Management package includes any or all of the services listed below, structured to meet any client’s individual requirements.

  • A full Technical Management package, including dedicated and reliable technical support provided 24/7.
  • A full Crew Management package, providing competent, qualified, and highly trained officers and crew thru dedicated crew managers
  • Cost-effective, economic and efficient procurement of provisions, stores, consumables and lubricating oils, with access to competitive price agreements and terms with preferred suppliers.
  • Maintenance of the vessel to an agreed high standard including planned and preventive maintenance strategies and cost effective repair programs.
  • Dry-dock planning, supervision and post-docking monitoring and follow-up.
  • Dependable maintenance of statutory and additional certification, as well as relevant records and manuals.
  • Insurance cover provision and claims handling.
  • Effect budgeting, cost control, comparison and analysis. Formulation of cost reduction strategies across a client’s operations or for individual areas and business units.
  • Provision of a reliable and user-friendly fleet communications system.
  • Chartering services

The Freese Shipping team has many years of experience within the Ship Management and operations sector and our experienced team can deliver quality service on the following vessel types:

  • Container vessels
  • Bulk carriers
  • Multi-Purpose general cargo vessels
  • Dry-cargo coasters

Technical Management

Freese Shipping Technical Management package ensures efficient operation of our clients’ assets, and maintenance of high standards with consistent and reliable service delivery. Technical management encompasses all services necessary to maximize operational efficiency of the vessel, as well as maintaining physical and cosmetic condition, ensuring satisfaction of clients’ requirements.

The Freese Shipping Technical Management package includes any or all of the services listed below, structured to meet any client’s individual requirements:

  • Management and maintenance of vessels in compliance with International and National regulations, applicable codes, industry standards and best practices.
  • Implementation of our Quality, Safety and Environmental Management System, providing practical and efficient processes and procedures that allow full and effective implementation on board.
  • Dedicated and reliable technical support provided 24/7.
  • Cost-effective, economic and efficient procurement of provisions, stores, consumables and lubricating oils, with access to competitive price agreements and terms with preferred suppliers.
  • Maintenance of the vessel to an agreed high standard including planned and preventive maintenance strategies and cost effective repair programmes.
  • Dry-dock planning, supervision and post-docking monitoring and follow-up.
  • Dependable maintenance of statutory and additional certification, as well as relevant records and manuals.
  • Effect budgeting, cost control, comparison and analysis. Formulation of cost reduction strategies across a client’s technical operations.

Consultancy

Freese Shipping boasts a pool of qualified and experienced personnel, well positioned to provide advisory and consultancy services on nearly any marine matter.

Freese Shipping Consultancy services include the services listed below, structured to meet any client’s individual requirements.

  • Independent inspections of vessel(s).
  • Independent inspections of cargoes.
  • Technical and operational consultancy.
  • Quality, safety and environmental protection consultancy.
  • Security Management consultancy.
  • Training needs analysis and services.
  • Inspection and review of operational areas suspected to be sub-standard, and issuing of recommendations for improvement.
  • Accident and incident monitoring and investigation.
  • Advice on change of Classification Society, Recognised Organisation, Flag State etc.
  • Advice on compliance with statutory regulations and industry best practices.
  • Formulation of Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans.

Safety and Security Management

Freese Shipping is certified in accordance with the International Safety Management (ISM) Code and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, with a valid Document of Compliance for a range of vessel types.

The Freese Shipping Safety and Security Management package includes the services listed below, structured to meet any client’s individual requirements, ensuring full and strict compliance with the ISM and ISPS Codes.

Quality, Safety and Environmental Management

  • Provide a Designated Person.
  • Provide a Quality, Safety and Environmental Management System, reviewed periodically.
  • Ensure safety at sea, prevention of human injury or loss of life, and protection of the environment.
  • Implement active loss prevention measures.
  • Provide safe practices for ship operation and maintenance of a safe working environment.
  • Monitor all safety and pollution prevention aspects.
  • Ensure Application of adequate resources and shore-based support.
  • Provide high quality services to exceed expectations, and promote continuous improvement in safety management and emergency preparedness.
  • Issue controlled instructions, procedures and processes.
  • Conduct system audits and reviews.
  • Operational risk management, with safeguards implemented against all identified risks.
  • Structured systems for enhancing safety, mitigation and elimination of risks.
  • Contingency and Emergency response services, including media relations.

Security

  • Provide a Company Security Officer.
  • Advise the level of threats likely to be encountered.
  • Provide a Ship Security Assessment, reviewed periodically.
  • Identify existing security measures, procedures and operations.
  • Identify key shipboard operations that it is important to protect.
  • Identify possible threats to key shipboard operations and the likelihood of their occurrence.
  • Establish and prioritize security measures.
  • Identify weaknesses, including human factors, in infrastructure, policies and procedures.
  • Provide a Ship Security Plan, reviewed periodically.
  • Implement measures to prevent dangerous weapons or substances from being taken on board.
  • Identify restricted areas and measures to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Implement measures to prevent unauthorized access to the ship.
  • Implement procedures for responding to security threats and breaches.
  • Set out duties of shipboard personnel assigned security responsibilities.
  • Conduct training, drills, and exercises on board.
  • Conduct security audits on board.
  • Implement procedures for maintenance of security equipment.
  • Implement procedures for the use of a Ship Security Alert System.