Shipping Companies2021-11-09T15:43:11+00:00

From major UK ferry organisations to international cruise and transportation companies, Clyde Marine Training works hand-in-hand with the UK’s largest shipping companies to train the next generation of Merchant Navy Officers.



Africa Express Line Ltd (AEL) is a British registered shipping company located in Kent. From this location, AEL operates a fleet of nine very modern specialist reefer vessels on a number of dedicated weekly liner services to and from Europe/Mediterranean and West Africa. AEL specialises in the handling and transportation of perishable fresh fruit cargoes. It also caters for time-sensitive cargoes, either on deck, under deck or in a container.

Bibby Marine own and operate two Service Operation Vessels (SOVs), Bibby WaveMaster 1 and Bibby WaveMaster Horizon which serve Offshore wind farm and Oil and Gas Sectors. These Walk-to-Work Service Operations Vessels enable offshore wind operators to work more efficiently, safely and in maximum comfort for up to 30 days at a time.​ Both vessels feature DP2, motion compensated gangway and crane, additionally daughter craft. ​

Bibby Marine are also a global provider of floating workforce accommodation, with experience of over 30 years (previously trading as Bibby Maritime). Currently owning a fleet of six accommodation barges (floating hotels) offering flexible shoreside and nearshore accommodation. Designed to provide accommodation services for workforces internationally to a range of clients from construction through to hospitality.

BSM Cruise Services is a part of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement , the ship management arm of the Schulte Group, which has over 135 years of experience in the shipping industry.

Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, the Schulte Group has offices in 30 locations around the world and focuses on two core business areas, ship owning and ship management. The Group owns about 100 vessels and manages about 600 ships through the employment of over 20,000 seafarers and 3,000 shore based employees.


CalMac Ferries Ltd (CFL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of David MacBrayne Ltd, which is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers. Previously operating as Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd, CalMac was created in October 2006 to bid for the Scottish Government contract to operate Clyde & Hebrides Ferry Services, which it subsequently won. CalMac Ferries Ltd is the UK’s largest ferry operator in terms of ships (32) and destinations served (27) and one of the largest transport operators in Scotland.


As one of the world’s biggest shipping groups, Cosco has been operating in the UK for more than 30 years. Growing from a mere shipping agency, today Cosco offers a wide range of services in the UK. With excellent connections in Chinese ports and the extensive global network of Cosco, Coscon (UK) Limited performs to the highest standards and offers smooth and uninterrupted container liner services for customers.


CSL Europe Limited was established in 2011 and is located in Richmond, United Kingdom and Straume, Norway. CSL Europe manages CSL’s European operations with a fleet of three conveyor-belt self-unloaders and one self-unloader with sub-sea rock installation technology, which is used in the offshore sector. These vessels carry a wide range of bulk cargo for the mineral, energy and chemical sectors.

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