BSM continues to strengthen global team with appointment of two new Managing Directors

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neil-mcneilmingfa-liuShipmanagement company Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has announced the appointment of two new Managing Directors to the company.

Neil McNeil will head BSM British Isles based in the Isle of Man and Mingfa Liu will be his BSM China counterpart in Shanghai.

Prior to joining BSM, Mr McNeil (pictured left) was Regional Fleet Manager (Americas) for BP Shipping and latterly Managing Director at V. Ships USA. Mr McNeil also spent 13 years at sea with Denholm Ship Management and BP Shipping on a variety of vessels rising to Chief Officer.

“Having worked previously with BSM at various stages of my career, this move was a straightforward choice to make. The company has a great reputation within the shipping industry and the shipmanagement sector specifically. I am really proud to have joined BSM and look forward to making my mark in the newly merged British Isles Ship Management Centre after a number of years working abroad,” he said.

Mingfa Liu (pictured right) also started his career at sea working on a mixture of cargo vessels, reaching the rank of Second Engineer before commencing his shore-based career. Another employee previously at V. Ships, Mr Liu ascended to the position of Managing Director for V. Ships Asia and was a member of the Board. He then moved to Teekay Shipping to work in their newbuild division. Prior to joining BSM, Mr Liu worked at Wallem China in the role of Managing Director.

When speaking about his new appointment, Mr Liu said that he wants to help BSM China to achieve its aim of: “Providing first class maritime solutions and being the leader in quality shipmanagement, enabling Chinese business partners to achieve their objectives through our international knowledge, experience and innovation”.

Commenting on the appointments, Capt Norbert Aschmann, CEO of BSM said: “I am very pleased that both Mr McNeil and Mr Liu have decided to join us at BSM and I look forward to working closely with them.”