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:

  • Health, Safety and Environmental Performance
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Employees
  • Relationships
  • Control and Finance

We are committed to respect the rules of law, conduct our business with integrity and manage our financial performance by:

  • providing high quality services in order to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers
  • employing highly-trained and motivated personnel who can fully identify themselves with the Vision and Mission of the Company
  • aiming to continuously maintain and continuously improve our performance in our operating segments to satisfy our customer needs
  • creating mutual advantage in all our relationships so that people will trust us and want to do business with us


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.

Our goals:

  • we strive for Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) excellence, resulting in no accidents, no incidents and no pollutions;
  • we maintain our ships in the best operational condition (flawless operation) to comply with industry standards, statutory requirements and operational effectiveness
  • we recognize that a sustainable future is essential to the way this company operates

Sustainability Strategy

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.

Sustainability is an essential element of our Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Management System (QHSE), which is part of the certification by DNV according to ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management). SLOMAN NEPTUN’s sustainability strategy has been developed in line with the requirements laid down in the German Sustainability Code (DNK), the Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Reporting Standard (GRI SRS) and United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Our sustainability strategy complies with the German Sustainability Code and is published on the DNK’s database.The certification covers our onshore activities and all ships. We are committed to offering our customers:

  • the highest quality and maximum security (customer focus),
  • conservation of existing resources through innovative processes (innovation),
  • to protect the environment and the climate (environmental and climate protection),
  • and creating a healthy, safe, and attractive working environment for our employees.

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 to reducing our COoutput.

We use the results of annual audits to continuously question ourselves and improve our sustainability processes.

SLOMAN NEPTUN is committed to the health and safety of its employees (no accidents, no incidents) by providing and maintaining healthy and safe conditions in the working environment and in accommodation spaces.

Continuous improvement in 'Environmental Protection Awareness and Excellence' throughout the entire life cycle of a vessel shall be a fundamental management objective of SLOMAN NEPTUN.

To achieve the intended outcomes, and to achieve continuous improvement SLOMAN NEPTUN has determined risks and responsibilities which are related to environmental aspects, compliance obligations and other issues or needs and expectations of our stakeholders.

SLOMAN NEPTUN continuously makes all employees aware of their own responsibility and influence to cause a significant environmental impact.

All operational key characteristics that have been identified to have significant environmental impact are measured and monitored. Especially fuel consumption, lubrication oil consumption and garbage quantity are annually reported.

The top management at least annually reviews the SLOMAN NEPTUN management system regarding, but not limited to, the company’s environmental performance, changing circumstances, developments in legal and other third-party regulations related to its sustainable aspects, including the review of risks and opportunities as well as the fulfilment of its existing compliance obligations.

The sustainability activities of SLOMAN NEPTUN are focused on:

  • Protection of the air by reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2, SOx, NOx),
  • Protection of the sea and shore by reduction of ship- and office-generated pollutants (oil, chemicals, dangerous cargoes, sewage, garbage, anti-fouling),
  • Environmentally sound construction, operation, and re-cycling of ships,
  • Avoiding unwanted spread of invasive species by the ballast water,
  • Sustainable supply chains,
  • Working and living conditions aboard,
  • Diversity, equality, and people development,
  • Social Engagement,
  • Legal Compliance Management.

It is the policy of SLOMAN NEPTUN to ensure that its ships are operated to comply with all necessary requirements to protect the environment in compliance with the existing International Conventions, Flag and Port State regulations, and Quality and Environmental ISO standards (ISO 9001,14001).

In the area of sustainability, 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 relevant industry standards of our customers.

SLOMAN NEPTUN’s sustainability strategy, related activities, targets and KPIs are laid down in a comprehensive report, available for all interested parties in German and English language. In case of interest, you are welcome to download the complete report. 


SLOMAN NEPTUN Schiffahrt-Aktiengesellschaft Nachhaltigkeitsbericht 2022 Download (PDF)
Anhang 1 - Übersicht der Ziele und KPIs Download (PDF)
Anhang 2 - Nachhaltigkeitserwartungen der Stakeholder Download (PDF)
Anhang 3 - Umweltleistungsdaten – wesentliche Verbräuche Download (PDF)
Anhang 4 - Umweltleistungsdaten – signifikante Emissionen Download (PDF)
Anhang 5 - Soziale Leistungsdaten Bord- und Land-Personal Download (PDF)
Anhang 6 - Index der DNK Kriterien, GRI SRS Indikatoren und der UN SDG Ziele Download (PDF)
Sustainability Report 2022 English complete Download (PDF)


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
Langenstr. 44
28195 Bremen

Or simply send your application papers by e-mail (max. 5 MB) to
Jobs ashore : career(at)
Jobs at sea : hr-marine(at)

Jobs ashore

Bilanzbuchhalter mit stellvertr. Teamleitungsfunktion (m/w/d)
Purchaser / Einkäufer (m / w / d)

Jobs at sea

Currently no vacancies.

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Gas Fleet

Vessel's Name Capacity / CBMType DEG. CIMO/USCGBuiltTypeDWTGRT/NRTLOA/LBPBreadthDraftSpeedQuantity(Cargo Tank)Capacity(Cargo Tank)
Deltagas 12.057SP/FR -1046.10 / 3.902013Ethylene-Carrier15.210 t12.819 / 3.846142.54 / 134.4521.6012.10abt. 15.5 knts312057.1
Epsilongas 5.658SP/FR - 1046.5 / 3.82000Ethylene-Carrier6.175 t5.278 / 1.583107,86 m / 101,26 m16,80m6,50 mabt. 15,5 knts25.658 m³
Etagas 12.057SP/FR -1046.10 / 3.902014Ethylene-Carrier1501612743 / 3823143.01 / 134.4621.6012.10abt. 15.5 knts312057.1
Kappagas 5.643SP/FR - 1046.5 / 3.82001Ethylene-Carrier6.211 t5.278 / 1.583107,86 m / 101,26 m16,80 m6,50 mabt. 15,4 knts25.643 m³
Mygas 12.355SP/FR -1045.0 / 3.62017Ethylene-Carrier15.135 t13.549 / 4.065146,00 m / 137,80 m22,60 m9,30 mabt. 16,0 knts3 + Deck Tank12.355 m³
Rhogas 6.929SP/FR - 1045.5 / 3.72012Ethylene-Carrier8.615 t8.009 / 2.403113,00 m / 106,28 m19,20 m8,46 mabt. 15,5 knts2 + Deck Tank6.896 m³
Taugas 12.364SP/FR - 1045.0 / 3.62015Ethylene-Carrier15.134 t13.549 / 4.065146,20 m / 138,79 m22,60 m9,31 mabt. 16,0 knts3 + Deck Tank12.364 m³
Thetagas 9.164SP/FR - 1045.5 / 3.952008Ethylene-Carrier10.263 t9.110 / 2.734120,40 m / 112,58 m19,80 m8,53 mabt. 16 knts29.107 m³
Zetagas 6.906SP/FR - 1045.5 / 3.72013Ethylene-Carrier8.639 t8.009 / 2.403113,00 m / 106,28 m19,20 m8,45 mabt. 15,5 knts2 + Deck Tank6.906 m³

Chemical / Product Fleet

Vessel's Name DWTCBMBuiltTypeGRT/NRTLOA/LBPBreadthDraftSpeedQuantity(Cargo Tank)Capacity(Cargo Tank)
Sloman Hebe 16.43219.6162019Oil/Chemical Tanker11.361 / 4.961145,15 m / 135,60 m23,00 m8,80 mabt. 13 knts1419.616 m³
Sloman Hera 16.42619.5242012Oil/Chemical Carrier11.298 / 4.962144,00 m / 136.35 m23,00 m8,80 mabt. 13 knts1419.524 m³
Sloman Herakles 16.41719.5282012Oil/Chemical Carrier11.298 / 4.962145,15 m / 135,60 m23,00 m8,80 mabt. 13 knts1419.528 m³
Sloman Hermes 16.41819.5522012Oil/Chemical Carrier11.311 / 4.962144,00 m / 136.35 m23,00 m8,80 mabt. 13 knts1419.552 m³
Sloman Hestia 16.37119.6162017Oil/Chemical Carrier11.361 / 4.961145,15 m / 135,60 m23,00 m8,80 mabt. 13 knts1419.616 m³
Sloman Themis 35.00038.0002006Product Oil Tanker22.184 / 9.434171,22 m / 161,99 m27,42 m11,80 mabt. 15,5 knts1438.839 m³
Sloman Thetis 35.00038.0002006Product Oil Tanker22.184 / 9.434171,22 m / 161,99 m27,42 m11,80 mabt. 15,5 knts1438.839 m³

Liner Fleet

Vessel's Name TypeBuiltDWTCapacityGRT/NRTLOA/LBPBreadthDraftSpeedHoldsCranesTEU+FEUFEU+TEUHomo. (14t)Reefer
Sloman Discharger MPP-Carrier201112.914 t16.230 m39.530 / 4.398138,06 m / 130,00 m21,00 m8,06 mabt. 14 knts22 cranes, SWL 80 t each combinable to 160 t771338 + 89546 TEU50 TEU
Sloman Discoverer MPP-Carrier201212.594 t15.953 m39.611 / 4.260138,01 m / 130,71 m21,00 m8,00 mabt. 15 knts32 cranes, SWL 150 t each combinable up to 300 t665 + 264290 + 85524 TEU25 sockets – 25 reefers; max. 50 reefers via splitters
Sloman Dispatcher MPP-Carrier201212.594 t15.953 m39.611 / 4.260138,01 m / 130,71 m21,00 m8,00 mabt. 15 knts32 cranes, SWL 150 t each combinable up to 300 t665 + 264290 + 85534 TEU25 sockets – 25 reefers; max. 50 reefers via splitters