In shipping since 1873, SLOMAN NEPTUN's history goes back to the early days of steamships. It was at that time that a joint stock company under the name of Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft "Neptun" Actien-Gesellschaft, Bremen, was established to operate a regular liner service between the river Weser and other North European ports. In the next decades this scope was extended to the Iberian Peninsula and West Mediterranean, including serving most ports along the way.
In 1969, and as joint venture with close shipping partners, the company co-founded, and became a shareholder of the UNIGAS Consortium and thereby – aside from its traditional liner activity – started operating gas tankers. At that time, the carriage of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) by sea was still a segment in its early days.
On its 100th Anniversary in 1973, the company operated a diversified fleet, which included liner ships, gas tankers and research vessels. It was at this stage when the befriended SLOMAN GROUP of Hamburg, family owned and in shipping since 1793, acquired the majority of the shares and in addition merged in its fleet and related shipping activities. The company was consequently renamed.
Until the end of the century, SLOMAN NEPTUN continued its expansion into the tanker segment. The UNIGAS consortium, with its offices in Rotterdam, Houston and Hong Kong, developed to be the backbone of the company’s gas tanker activities. The liner service established itself in connecting Northern Europe with North Africa and other Mediterranean ports through regular sailings.
In the early 2000’s, the company started to further diversify its tanker activities by entering the Product Tanker, as well as Chemical Tanker segment.
Today, SLOMAN NEPTUN operates a diversified fleet of gas tankers, oil/chemical tankers and dry cargo vessels. We consider ourselves to be a wholistic ship owning company with all relevant management tasks such as technical, human resources, QHSE and commercial management being performed by in-house departments.
In addition to ship owning and operating, SLOMAN NEPTUN, through affiliated companies, is engaged in various other shipping related fields.
SLOMAN NEPTUN provides quality assured and customer oriented maritime services. We create mutual advantages to the satisfaction of all interested parties resulting, in an increase of long-term values for our business partners and shareholders.
Our business policies focus on five areas:
We are committed to respect the rules of law, conduct our business with integrity and manage our financial performance by:
SLOMAN NEPTUN strives for Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) excellence in order to comply with the highest standards as required by ourselves, our partners and customers. We are certified by DNVGL for ISM, ISPS, MLC as well as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We are participating in all of our industry’s as well as customers' inspection programs to maintain and improve our QHSE performance.
As a quality and service-oriented company, our long-term success is based above all on sustainable relationships with our business partners and employees, as well as the environment.
As part of our certified quality and environmental management standards, according to ISO regulations 9001 and 14001, and our Safety Management Systems, we are committed to offering our customers:
Our aim is to make the transport of materials and goods across the sea as safe and environmentally-friendly as possible. For many decades, we have regarded sustainable action as the basis of our past and future success. Since 2019, the focus has been on minimizing emissions; in particular reducing our CO2 output.
The topic of sustainability is an essential element of the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Management System (QHSE), which is certified by DNV according to ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). In addition to the onshore organisation, the certification includes all ships. We use the results of annual audits to continuously question ourselves and improve our processes.
As part of our digitisation strategy, we have equipped all of our ships with modern video conferencing systems. These systems enable us to carry out online training, audits, or technical meetings; for example, as part of error diagnostics. In 2021, around a third of the annual audits were carried out online. The installation of video conferencing systems on board our ships has thus made a lasting and effective contribution to reducing travel time and travel-related emissions.
In the area of environmental protection, we strive not only to meet the current regulations, but also those that are readily foreseeable from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the European Union, the flag and port states, as well as the industry standards of our customers.
With the existing certificates for the energy efficiency of new ships (EEDI - Energy Efficiency Design Index) and the certification for the avoidance of oil, water, and air pollution, we were one of the first shipping companies in the world to operate within the framework of the MARPOL Convention at the beginning of 2021, together with the DNV, starting the certification of our ships according to the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI). The EEDI and the EEXI relate to engine power, specific fuel consumption and the CO2 factor of the deadweight load and speed of the ship. These two indexes are the basis for checking the success of the measures taken.
At the beginning of 2021, the Vessel Performance Management (VPM) department was established and state-of-the-art software for regular recording and evaluation of consumption, as well as engine and transport performance, was installed on our ships. We strive to record and permanently reduce all emissions caused by the operation of the ships. Additional sensors for automated data acquisition and analysis were installed on selected ships as part of pilot projects.
Since 2013, all new additions to our fleet have been installed with electronically-controlled engines and a low-rev concept feature. This has led to reduced specific fuel consumption.
The calculated EEXI and data recorded on board form the basis for evaluating possible emission-reducing measures. In addition to medium-term technical measures, there are primarily operational measures:
The permanent establishment of operational and additional measures to increase the awareness of all employees in the company, especially colleagues on board vessels, should be completed by the end of 2023.
At the same time, the ecological and economic effects of more complex structural measures, such as optimising the shape of the hull or converting engines, generators and boiler systems, are being examined. These investigations include the creation of life-cycle assessments for production, operation over the predicted period of use, and disposal of particular components.
The consumption of our vessels is constantly monitored and regularly analysed. Optimisation potentials are identified on the basis of recorded figures. Through the QHSE instructions and the Ship Energy Efficiency Plan (SEEMP), regulations for the continuous reduction of emissions are made binding for all ships. Individual and verifiable specifications for power and speed limitations are being drawn up for all ships.
In addition to the monitoring and analysis of measurable values by the VPM, the video conferencing systems installed on board make it possible to actively and regularly involve the crews in dialogue, and in this way to jointly develop optimisation methods while in operation.
A significant factor influencing the energy consumption of the ship is the water resistance of the hull. All ships docked since 2019 have been using high-quality antifouling paint systems, which effectively prevent fouling of the hull in the period between two dockings, even at the lowest speeds. The growth of fouling is continuously monitored on all ships and the underwater hull is cleaned. By regularly removing the growth, fuel consumption on the affected ships could be reduced by more than 10% in some cases.
Distillates and residual oils are used as fuels. Since January 2020, a limit of 0.5% sulphur content has applied internationally for all fuels used in the maritime sector (IMO 2020). Fuels with a higher sulphur content may only be used on ships with exhaust gas washers, so-called ‘scrubbers’. SLOMAN NEPTUN has decided against the use of exhaust gas scrubbers and only uses IMO-2020-compliant fuels with a low sulphur content.
The use of alternative fuels and new propulsion technologies will be essential in order to achieve the emission reduction targets in seafaring. SLOMAN NEPTUN is following technical developments and examining their application possibilities.
All of our ships are used in tramp trade shipping around the world. One criterion when evaluating alternative fuels is therefore their availability, even in remote ports. The use of biofuels, the usability of which is currently being examined in more detail, appears to be practically feasible. By using biofuel, greenhouse gas emissions can be significantly reduced compared to conventional fuels. Individual studies predict reductions of over 80%. Due to the fact that standardisation has not yet taken place, the use of biofuels still requires a case-by-case assessment. Reliable or scalable statements on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in operation are not yet possible.
In the context of water protection, in addition to avoiding pollution of the seas by oil or waste, the main concern is compliance with ballast water regulations to prevent the unwanted spread of invasive species. SLOMAN NEPTUN has certified ballast water management plans on all ships, and ballast water treatment systems in operation on most vessels. The last three ships in the fleet will be equipped with ballast water treatment systems by the end of 2022. All plans and installed systems not only meet the international requirements of the IMO, but also the much stricter regulations of the American Coast Guard (USCG).
SLOMAN NEPTUN strives to prevent waste from occurring in the first place. Unavoidable waste is collected on board, separated, and handed over to the ports for professional disposal. The types of waste that are handed in are recorded separately according to quantities. Only organic kitchen waste may be shredded on board and disposed of at sea.
We aim to keep our ships in operation for as long as possible. Due to the restrictions of our customers, we regularly do not operate tankers that are older than 25 years. Accordingly, we sell ships to other markets shortly before the fifth-class docking is due at the latest. The technical condition of our ships would allow safe operation far beyond the end of the fifth-class run. That is why our ships are only recycled in absolutely exceptional cases. In recent years we have been able to sell all of our ships for continued operation. Nevertheless, we assume responsibility during the construction and operation of the ships and take all necessary precautions so that our ships can be recycled as environmentally friendly as possible, if necessary also by subsequent owners. All our ships have an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) in accordance with European regulations. As part of our supplier management, we oblige all of our suppliers to only supply materials and equipment on board that are IHM-compliant certified.
SLOMAN NEPTUN is a medium-sized Shipping Company which on regular basis offers interesting activities, duties and responsibilities on board our fleet and in our head office in Bremen. We aim to serve as a trusted employer for employees both ashore as well as onboard. Working for us means being part of a global community, where we truly believe in living our values.
The company fosters an atmosphere of respect and responsible behavior (‘just culture’) among all employees ashore and onboard with regard to the daily interaction with each other. An active safety culture is encouraged throughout the company by all employees from top to bottom, ashore or at sea.
We welcome Trainees who would like to apply under the German apprenticeship scheme („Ausbildung zum Schifffahrtskaufmann/-frau“).
In general the company aims for a stimulating working environment in which diversity is valued and encouraged. Find out more about us, and join us, to help create and develop the future of SLOMAN NEPTUN.
Please forward your application documents to:
SLOMAN NEPTUN Schiffahrt-Aktiengesellschaft
Human Resources Department or Crewing Department
Or simply send your application papers by e-mail (max. 5 MB) to
Jobs ashore : career(at)sloman-neptun.com
Jobs at sea : crewing(at)sloman-neptun.com
Currently no vacancies.
|Vessel's Name||Capacity / CBM||Type DEG. C||IMO/USCG||Built||Type||DWT||GRT/NRT||LOA/LBP||Breadth||Draft||Speed||Quantity(Cargo Tank)||Capacity(Cargo Tank)|
|Deltagas||12.057||SP/FR -104||6.10 / 3.90||2013||Ethylene-Carrier||15.210 t||12.819 / 3.846||142.54 / 134.45||21.60||12.10||abt. 15.5 knts||3||12057.1|
|Epsilongas||5.658||SP/FR - 104||6.5 / 3.8||2000||Ethylene-Carrier||6.175 t||5.278 / 1.583||107,86 m / 101,26 m||16,80m||6,50 m||abt. 15,5 knts||2||5.658 m³|
|Etagas||12.057||SP/FR -104||6.10 / 3.90||2014||Ethylene-Carrier||15016||12743 / 3823||143.01 / 134.46||21.60||12.10||abt. 15.5 knts||3||12057.1|
|Kappagas||5.643||SP/FR - 104||6.5 / 3.8||2001||Ethylene-Carrier||6.211 t||5.278 / 1.583||107,86 m / 101,26 m||16,80 m||6,50 m||abt. 15,4 knts||2||5.643 m³|
|Mygas||12.355||SP/FR -104||5.0 / 3.6||2017||Ethylene-Carrier||15.135 t||13.549 / 4.065||146,00 m / 137,80 m||22,60 m||9,30 m||abt. 16,0 knts||3 + Deck Tank||12.355 m³|
|Omegagas||3.750||SP/FR - 48||6.5 / 4.4||1999||LPG-Carrier||3.890 t||3.366 / 1.022||95,54 m / 89,00 m||14,40 m||5,60 m||abt. 14,5 knts||2||3.766 m³|
|Rhogas||6.929||SP/FR - 104||5.5 / 3.7||2012||Ethylene-Carrier||8.615 t||8.009 / 2.403||113,00 m / 106,28 m||19,20 m||8,46 m||abt. 15,5 knts||2 + Deck Tank||6.896 m³|
|Taugas||12.364||SP/FR - 104||5.0 / 3.6||2015||Ethylene-Carrier||15.134 t||13.549 / 4.065||146,20 m / 138,79 m||22,60 m||9,31 m||abt. 16,0 knts||3 + Deck Tank||12.364 m³|
|Thetagas||9.164||SP/FR - 104||5.5 / 3.95||2008||Ethylene-Carrier||10.263 t||9.110 / 2.734||120,40 m / 112,58 m||19,80 m||8,53 m||abt. 16 knts||2||9.107 m³|
|Zetagas||6.906||SP/FR - 104||5.5 / 3.7||2013||Ethylene-Carrier||8.639 t||8.009 / 2.403||113,00 m / 106,28 m||19,20 m||8,45 m||abt. 15,5 knts||2 + Deck Tank||6.906 m³|
|Vessel's Name||DWT||CBM||Built||Type||GRT/NRT||LOA/LBP||Breadth||Draft||Speed||Quantity(Cargo Tank)||Capacity(Cargo Tank)|
|Sloman Hebe||16.432||19.616||2019||Oil/Chemical Tanker||11.361 / 4.961||145,15 m / 135,60 m||23,00 m||8,80 m||abt. 13 knts||14||19.616 m³|
|Sloman Hera||16.426||19.524||2012||Oil/Chemical Carrier||11.298 / 4.962||144,00 m / 136.35 m||23,00 m||8,80 m||abt. 13 knts||14||19.524 m³|
|Sloman Herakles||16.417||19.528||2012||Oil/Chemical Carrier||11.298 / 4.962||145,15 m / 135,60 m||23,00 m||8,80 m||abt. 13 knts||14||19.528 m³|
|Sloman Hermes||16.418||19.552||2012||Oil/Chemical Carrier||11.311 / 4.962||144,00 m / 136.35 m||23,00 m||8,80 m||abt. 13 knts||14||19.552 m³|
|Sloman Hestia||16.371||19.616||2017||Oil/Chemical Carrier||11.361 / 4.961||145,15 m / 135,60 m||23,00 m||8,80 m||abt. 13 knts||14||19.616 m³|
|Sloman Themis||35.000||38.000||2006||Product Oil Tanker||22.184 / 9.434||171,22 m / 161,99 m||27,42 m||11,80 m||abt. 15,5 knts||14||38.839 m³|
|Sloman Thetis||35.000||38.000||2006||Product Oil Tanker||22.184 / 9.434||171,22 m / 161,99 m||27,42 m||11,80 m||abt. 15,5 knts||14||38.839 m³|
|Vessel's Name||Type||Built||DWT||Capacity||GRT/NRT||LOA/LBP||Breadth||Draft||Speed||Holds||Cranes||TEU+FEU||FEU+TEU||Homo. (14t)||Reefer|
|Sloman Discharger||MPP-Carrier||2011||12.914 t||16.230 m3||9.530 / 4.398||138,06 m / 130,00 m||21,00 m||8,06 m||abt. 14 knts||2||2 cranes, SWL 80 t each combinable to 160 t||771||338 + 89||546 TEU||50 TEU|
|Sloman Discoverer||MPP-Carrier||2012||12.594 t||15.953 m3||9.611 / 4.260||138,01 m / 130,71 m||21,00 m||8,00 m||abt. 15 knts||3||2 cranes, SWL 150 t each combinable up to 300 t||665 + 264||290 + 85||524 TEU||25 sockets – 25 reefers; max. 50 reefers via splitters|
|Sloman Dispatcher||MPP-Carrier||2012||12.594 t||15.953 m3||9.611 / 4.260||138,01 m / 130,71 m||21,00 m||8,00 m||abt. 15 knts||3||2 cranes, SWL 150 t each combinable up to 300 t||665 + 264||290 + 85||534 TEU||25 sockets – 25 reefers; max. 50 reefers via splitters|