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Thursday, 03/19/2020 - Coronavirus

Schutzverein has implemented the necessary measures to be in the position to continue assisting members, taking the recommendations and orders of the Federal Government and other authorities in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic into account. This includes that a part of the Schutzverein team is working from home. Therefore, please note that we can not only be contacted at the general telephone number (+49/40/3006660) and email address (info@shipdefence.de), but also at the following mobile numbers and email addresses:

Dr. Marcus Schaeffer: +49 (0)1520 1991 801 marcus.schaeffer@shipdefence.de

Simon Schardt: +49 (0)1523 4109 379 simon.schardt@shipdefence.de

Lena Schönfeld: +49 (0)1520 1977617 lena.schoenfeld@shipdefence.de

Michael Wester: +49 (0)170 2233 432 michael.wester@shipdefence.de

Schutzverein will adjust its approach depending on the ongoing developments and we will keep you informed about any changes.

Friday, 02/28/2020 - Circular 2020-01 & 02

  • Corona Virus
  • Voyage charter, demurrage claims, time bar clauses
  • Time charter contracts, BIMCO "Non-Payment of Hire Clause", withdrawal of a vessel due to a long outstanding hire instalment

Monday, 12/23/2019 - Circular 2019-11 & 12

  • Members' Meeting 2019
  • New fax number
  • Ice clauses in Time Charter Parties
  • Voyage Charter, laytime calculation
  • Time Charter, performance claims

Monday, 10/28/2019 - Press release 2019

Press release

Annual Members' Meeting of the German Shipowners' Defence Association held on 24 October 2019 at the Hotel Empire Riverside, Hamburg

The Association's annual report as presented by the Chairman of the Board Dr. Kurt Klemme (Reederei Nord GmbH) provides a solid reflection of the 2018 business year...

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Deutscher Rheder V.a.G

You will find us in the Hafencity district of Hamburg, near Magellan-Terrassen and Sandtorhafen with its historical vessels.


Am Kaiserkai 6

20457 Hamburg


Phone: +49 (0)40 300 666-0

Fax: +49 (0)40 300 666-99