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The Becker family has been operating ships for more than 100 years.


Jan-Jacob Becker

Jan-Jacob Becker holds a business degree and has been a permanent staff member of the family firm since 2007; in 2008 he became a managing partner of Bernd Becker Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG. Jan-Jacob Becker first got involved in shipping while apprenticing at Hamburg's Sietas shipyard. He then worked for the shipyard run by the prominent engineering firm NMF in Neuenfelde. As a service technician for crane commissioning and repair he gained experience on board ships and at shipyards around the world.


Cpt. Bernd Becker

Captain Bernd Becker has been around ships since childhood, and has now been at the helm of Bernd Becker Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG for over 35 years. He obtained full qualification as a large-ship captain at Hamburg Nautical College (Hamburger Seefahrtsschule) in 1969. Working aboard large cargo ships and the first container ships, he acquired wide-ranging knowledge that he still benefits from today. He has steadily and prudently expanded the family firm to become known as reliable partner for sea transport.


Arnd Becker

Arnd Becker, who holds a graduate engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing.), joined the family enterprise in 2005. Before coming on board he gained a wealth of experience on international trading ships. From 1998 to 2002 he studied at the Hamburg Institute of Ship Operation, Sea Transport and Simulation (ISSUS), after which he gained more experience as operating officer and technical officer on container ships. Arnd Becker has been a manager at Bernd Becker Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG since 2008.