About HSK


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HSK is a shipmanagement company and was registered end of 2008.
It was formed by brothers Frank and Thomas Pohl, who, after working for a number of years in claims management and technical superintendent roles for large German shipowners, decided to set up their own.


We formed HSK to act as a technical ship manager, utilising the relevant prior experience we gained ashore and at sea in more than 20 years.
HSK maintains good links not only within the German shipping market through our prior positions with reputable shipping groups.

Frank Pohl

Frank Pohl

Managing Director
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Experience:
  • Chief Engineer on worldwide trading container vessels
  • Senior Technical Inspector for German Shipowners
  • Preparation and supervision of dry dockings worldwide
  • Compilation of dry docking specifications for ship yards
  • Condition survey
  • Onboard audits
  • Emergency repairs
  • ISPS Company Security Officer
  • Compilation and monitoring of financial budget plans
  • ...

Thomas Pohl

Managing Director
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Experience:
  • Head of insurance claims department
  • ISM DPA
  • Handling and settling all kinds of insurance claims
  • Contract negotiations with Classification Societies
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser
  • Condition survey
  • Onboard audits
  • Development of PMS and ISM Reporting Forms
  • Compilation and monitoring of financial budget plans
  • ...

Projects

Investments in vessels are a very interesting investment option!

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"Are investments in container vessels a good investment option?"
Answer: Yes!

The consequences of the crisis to the maritime business are still present in our mind. We all know this very well! Many facts and news are published - rarely do they explain the whole picture or were they prepared by insiders. If you are not inside this business, it is difficult to get access to all relevant details and to join these information to a clear picture - to understand the important differences between projects set-up before the crisis and now.

We will fill this gap and explain investment opportunities to you in depth. What kind of asset does make sense to invest in, how do we implement financial safeguards... No question will remain unanswered! For us it is important that you understand our business - the business you possibly invest in!
We are looking for long-term partners who are interested to invest in lucrative investment opportunities. Long-term implies – fair and reasonable for a mutual goal!

If you are interested to get the full answer to above question, we will be happy to give you the answer and to explain our projects in detail.

Give us a call.


Our Services 24/7

Our goal is to render an excellent service to your benefit!

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Survey & Inspection

"With more then 20 years experience onboard and ashore we know how to evaluate the condition of a vessel!"
HULL & MACHINERY
  • Thorough inspection of hull, engine room, accomodation, cargo hold and gear, bridge, documentation and certificates
ON-/OFF-HIRE SURVEYS
  • On-/off-hire survey, including inventories and certificates
PRE-PURCHASE CONDITION SURVEY
  • Inspection of general and technical condition, including inventories and classification status.
FAILURE ANALYSIS
  • Investigation of the cause of defect, including proposals for modifications.

Dry Docking

"Experience matters for a well prepared and conducted dry docking!"

OUR SERVICE
  • Preparation of tender / specification for shipyard.
  • On-site supervision, including monitoring of schedule, costs and in compliance with classification rules.
  • Daily reporting.
  • Final assessment and approval of invoices from shipyard, suppliers and service companies.
  • Compilation of final report including all documents, invoices, certificates and pictures.

Damage Repairs

"Damages to your vessel can be expensive and may harm the reputation of your vessel!"
GENERAL SERVICE
  • Preparation of tender for repair works.
  • On-site supervision, including monitoring of schedule, costs and in compliance with classification rules.
  • Daily reporting.
  • Investigation of the cause of the damage with your insurance surveyor.
  • Final assessment and approval of invoices.
  • Compilation of final report including all documents, invoices, certificates and pictures.

Claims Handling

"Insurance claims can be tricky to settle and can turn extremely expensive! Protect your interests!"
EVALUATION AND SETTLEMENT
  • Assistance in the notification and presentation of the claim to the insurance.
  • Collection of evidence onboard and in the office.
  • Investigation of the cause of the damage.
  • Monitoring of repair works ans schedule.
  • Supervision of repair works onboard, including daily reporting.
  • Assessment and approval of invoices and repair schedule.
  • Compilation of report including all documents, statements, invoices, certificates and photos.
PRE-ENTRY AND CONDITION SURVEYS - H&M AND P&I
  • Surveys onboard according insurance requirements.

Contact

You are always welcome!

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  • HSK Harsefelder Schiffahrtskontor GmbH & Co. KG
    Visitor Address

    Hermann-Löns-Weg 3a
    21698 Harsefeld
    Germany

    Phone: +49 (4164) 88883-0
    Email: mail@hskontor.de

    Postal Address

    P.O. Box 1154
    21694 Harsefeld
    Germany

Imprint

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HSK Harsefelder Schiffahrtskontor GmbH & Co. KG
Hermann-Löns-Weg 3a
21698 Harsefeld
Germany
Phone: +49 4164 88883-0
Fax: +49 4164 88883-29
Email: mail@hskontor.de
Managing Directors:
Frank Pohl / Thomas Pohl

Registration court:
Niedersachsen / Amtsgericht Tostedt HRA 201179

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