HS Bereederungs GmbH & Co. KG – 49733 Haren/Ems

Shipping since 1885

The family-run medium-sized shipping company HS Schiffahrt can look back with pride to a long maritime tradition.

The name “Schepers” itself in “Plattdeutsch” already means skipper and suggests the close ties of the Schepers family with merchant shipping. The basis for the shipping company, which is now running in its fifth generation, was laid by Captain Heinrich Schepers in 1885 with the acquisition of the tjalk “MARIA”.

Hans-Bernd Schepers with his father on board the
MS "Helena Schepers"

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Today’s “helmsmen” Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Johannes Schepers and Dipl.-Kfm. Heinz Josef Schepers continue this family tradition with HS Schiffahrt. With a modern fleet of 47 merchant vessels and around 520 employees ashore and on board, the brothers have today established HS Schiffahrt in the industry as a successful and innovative player.