We put the right people in the right positions

Any employee recommended by us is part of an exclusive team because – like our discerning customers – we apply particularly high standards when it comes to professional skills.

At the same time, we put everything in place to ensure that these standards are then actually met. This creates an environment of mutual trust, and we respect every employee as a member of our DS family. The path to our customers via DS Crewing goes through a strict selection process to the highest qualifications and safety standards. In complete accordance with the wishes and requirements of our customers, we find exactly the right person – for every job, in every area.

Our unique professional skills

What makes DS Crewing exceptional:

  • Transparency
  • Professional crew management
  • Comprehensive certification

The professionals for the tanker and dry cargo business

DS Crewing uses a reconciled and optimized matrix of qualifications and experiences required by customers and laws, regulations and standards for all segments. DS Crewing is your competent partner when it comes to manning vessels. We look ahead and anticipate the wishes and needs of customers and employees and can therefore ensure that we always have reliable and experienced crews available.

DS Crewing in numbers:

  • More than 200 crew members under contract
  • Container, MPP and tanker vessels under management
  • Our staff ashore is a reliable and competent partner and permanent (24/7) available
Customized Crewing

Our day-to-day crew management is always conducted in accordance with individual client requirements. Continuous, transparent communication and reporting form the basis for all (trans-) actions. We fulfill all types of requests and business requirements by providing:

  • Highly qualified specialists of various nationalities. We currently employ Latvian, Spanish, Dutch, Croatian, Russian, Ukrainian, Filipino, Mauritanian, Korean, Chinese, Montenegrin, Serbian, Estonian, Georgian and Romanian seamen.
  • Customized and individual manning policies for our clients. We have a long term and satisfied business cooperation with DS Tankers.
  • Customized and worldwide training programs executed by our certified and specialized partners. We run a structured training program for deck and engine cadets with Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy/GigaMare Inc.

Our Crew

DS Crewing provides highly qualified officers and ratings for all positions and operational requirements and ensures their qualifications on a very high level.

Corporate social responsibility and sustainable management are among DS Crewing’s fundamental values. DS Crewing treats people fairly and pays its personnel in time according to international maritime tariffs. It is thanks to these practices that we are able to maintain a high retention rate.

We are constantly looking for the best-qualified crew members. So if you are interested in becoming a member of our family, please submit your application!

Submit your application to our mail address
DS Crewing GmbH
Mattentwiete 1
20457 Hamburg - Germany

Submit your application by email



At DS Crewing we apply stringent quality standards to our day-to-day business – with clear procedures and transparent criteria. This transparency ensures that we maintain the highest standards to secure continuous improvement.

Our day-to-day business is driven by the requirements of the Oil Majors and follows the high standards of the tanker business, which we also implement in the dry cargo business.

Certification by independent, reputable institutions confirms the high standards of our company.

  • ISO 9001:2015 certification by DNV GL
  • MLC-certified by BG Verkehr for private employment services for crewing (recruiter) in accordance with Section 26 of the German Maritime Labor Act

  • Compliance Certificate by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

POEA-certified (license to supply temporary employees in the Philippines) through our partners in the Philippines.

Member of Pro Honore,  a private association for Hanseatic merchant honor.



Our Team


Managing Director

phone: +49 (40) - 767-961-0
fax: +49 (40) - 767-961-260
Email: crewing@ds-schiffahrt.de


Senior Crew Operator

phone: +49 (40) - 767-961-0
fax: +49 (40) - 767-961-260
Email: crewing@ds-schiffahrt.de


Crew Manager

phone: +49 (40) - 767-961-0
fax: +49 (40) - 767-961-260
Email: crewing@ds-schiffahrt.de


Reception / Management Assistant

phone: +49 (40) - 767-961-0
fax: +49 (40) - 767-961-260
Email: crewing@ds-schiffahrt.de



DS Crewing GmbH
Mattentwiete 1
20457 Hamburg - Germany

Tel. +49 (40) 76 79 61-100
Fax +49 (40) - 76 79 61-260

Press contact:

Sebastian Podwojewski
Head of Communications
Tel.: +49 231-557173-580
email: sebastian.podwojewski(at)dr-peters.de