Careers at Sea

As a subsidiary of Hamburg Süd, Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH (CSG) has many years’ experience in all aspects of container shipping. The company’s wide remit ranges from technical management and crewing to materials management and the planning, execution and supervision of ship newbuildings and refits. Given these multifaceted tasks, CSG is able to offer its staff attractive fields of employment and a variety of career opportunities at sea.

Depending on the individual’s interests, inclination and aptitude, these can cover navigational, technical and electronic areas of focus. That men and women travel the globe in the performance of these tasks is attributable to the worldwide network of Hamburg Süd liner services, which links up the continents. During these voyages, new challenges and a state-of-the-art working environment await crew members daily. This is ensured by the many ship newbuildings that have been delivered for Hamburg Süd in recent years.

In addition, the shipping group operates two training ships with their own repair shop, ‘floating classrooms’ and five further chambers, thereby underlining the high value it places on the training of new technical and nautical recruits.

Against this backdrop, CSG, true to the motto “Identifying, promoting and qualifying competence”, has set itself the goal of qualifying talented individuals both within the company and on the external market, and systematically grooming them to take on new duties and higher positions. In line with this policy, CSG offers its staff a long-term career perspective in a values-driven, trusting environment with numerous further-training programmes, family-friendly deployment planning and attractive remuneration.