Telemar secures maintenance and service contract from MINSHIP Shipmanagement


Marlink subsidiary Telemar has signed a maintenance and service agreement for eight bulk carriers operated by MINSHIP Shipmanagement.

The contract will see Telemar provide global service co-ordination for Bavaria-based MINSHIP. It includes the provision of the latest Telemar World Service (TWS), a web-based tool for managing scheduled and predictive service appointments for the entire MINSHIP fleet, increasing visibility on service intervals and optimising vessel availability.

MINSHIP provides long-term management and logistics solutions for both its vessel owners and cargo trading clients. In 2021, the company integrated Hamburg-based technical manager Auerbach Marine, extending its operational expertise to a fleet of MPP vessels. Based in southern Germany, MINSHIP has been a Telemar on-call customer for years. Following the merger with Auerbach, which was already a contract customer, MINSHIP has become a full Telemar partner, reflecting management’s satisfaction with the company’s performance.

Using a planned maintenance strategy will give MINSHIP the ability to create better predictability in its vessel operations. The equipment included in the contract supports both navigational safety and efficient shipping and higher uptime means performance data can be shared on a close to real-time basis if required.

The contract includes a shore-based maintenance contract including annual radio survey, exchange and check of EPIRB and SART, VDR APT and CoC, annual gyro compass and radar overhaul and exchange of X- and S-band radar magnetrons.

“MINSHIP prides itself on being a transparent and co-operative service provider; our commitment to responding individually to customer wishes requires a fleet designed for highly reliable operations,” says Markus Hiltl, Managing Director, MINSHIP. “The importance of properly planned and executed maintenance to our vessel operations is paramount and makes Telemar the natural choice for a closer relationship.”

“Telemar is delighted to start the new year by strengthening our co-operation with MINSHIP, a customer with whom we’ve enjoyed a strong working partnership for many years,” said Mike Bauwens, Chief Executive Officer, Telemar Group. “Winning the trust of clients with consistent performance is key to demonstrating that we support their business strategies and can help them run safer and more efficient ships.”