OSM Thome is a leading company with global stature and rich experience in dry bulk management of various sizes and types of vessels. Shipowners trust OSM Thome to manage their bulk carriers and dry cargo fleet, not only because the company possesses broad knowledge in the sector, but also because of its high safety standards and most valuable asset – its people.

We have strong teams handling all Port State Control, Rightship, and Vetting matters in Europe and Asia. OSM Thome is a member of Rightship and maintains direct relations on all levels. Good relations with key stakeholders like BHP, Rio Tinto, PPA harbour master, AMSA, USCG, and Transport Canada are maintained. OSM Thome is also a member of Intercargo where we have active participation in the technical committee and cargo committee. Experts in Norway, Finland, Singapore, and Cyprus support our crew in vetting preparations.

OSM Thome maintains a skilful, operationally tested crew with a high retention rate and highly experienced and motivated onshore personnel; these two are critical points to qualitative dry bulk ship management, which is offered to the shipowners in convenient locations.

To achieve timely monitoring and reporting, OSM Thome strictly implements quality assurance procedures, innovative marine software solutions, and regular hands-on inspections.

Our primary goal is to ensure the vessels under our management are in excellent condition and ready to operate at any time, anywhere and to the highest possible performance levels and at the most competitive cost levels. We are transparent, operationally and financially efficient, and reliable. We implement the maximum safety conditions in our operations with sustainability in mind. Our high Rightship DOC score is another paragon that maintains a broad clientele. We are a “one-stop-shop” – offering everything possible shipowners may need for their dry and bulker fleet.


  • Comprehensive record-keeping of compliance for major flag states
  • Adhering to all quality standards and regulations
  • Emphasis on evaluating and assessing performance in vetting processes
  • Operations division

Categories of Ships:


  • Feeder​
  • Geared​

Bulk Carrier

  • VLOC (Very large ore carrier)
  • Capes
  • Ice class
  • Panamax
  • Kamsarmax
  • Newcastle max
  • Various types of geared vessels
  • Open Hatch
  • Log carrier
  • Gantry



LONG EXPERIENCE AND SKILLED STAFF. The OSM Thome onshore and at-sea bulk carrier teams consist of personnel and crew having managed such vessels for decades. Our large organisation includes robust processes and a big setup on HSEQ, focusing on the safety of our people and our customers’ assets.

SAFETY. We believe all incidents can be avoided. To have a safe workplace is a fundamental right. We manage our customers’ assets by the highest standards to contribute to our customers’ success.

LOCATIONS. Our bulk carrier management is represented in Norway, Singapore, and India, thus covering most time zones, as well as geographical areas. We also have support from our global offices such as Brazil, Finland, and India.

OPEX COMPETITIVE. Our company has over time demonstrated competitiveness in safety, efficiency, and OPEX.

RIGHTSHIP. OSM Thome, through its performance over the years, achieved a high Rightship DOC score, allowing clients to trade vessels in a demanding market.

VOLUME. Currently, we are handling a significant volume of bulk carriers and at the same time, we are flexible to tailor-made solutions to our customers by utilizing dedicated teams both onshore and at sea for each customer.

WE OFFER “THE WHOLE PACKAGE”. OSM Thome is a “one-stop-shop” in the maritime industry. We offer a variety of industry services for our customers to find a partner and not a supplier. This includes ship management, crew management, and marine services.


In dry bulk ship management, safety is a responsibility we all have – from top to bottom – and must always come first in all we do.

We believe all incidents can be avoided. We have a zero goal for:

• Personal injuries
• Operational disruptions
• Damages to equipment
• Harassment and bullying

We take pride in operating in compliance with all mandatory laws, regulations, codes, guidelines and procedures through continuous improvement, safety excellence programs, leadership training to assess all risks to personnel, vessels, operations and the environment, and establishing effective safeguards against them.

To have a safe workplace is a fundamental right. No job is so urgent or important that we cannot take the time to do it safely and with care for the environment.

In dry bulk ship management, we manage our customers’ assets with the highest standards to contribute to our customers’ success.


What is a Bulk Carrier Ship or Bulk Vessel?

A bulk carrier or bulker or bulk vessel is a Dry Cargo Vessel with a special design enabling it to transport unpackaged, dry cargo in bulk, such as grains, fertilizers, steel coils, cement, coal, and ore in its cargo holds. Its unique design is ideal to maximize cargo capacity, safety, efficiency, and durability. Bulk carriers vary in size. They are separated into Handysize, Supramax, Ultramax, Panamax, Kamsarmax, Post-panamax, Capesize, and Valemax vessels.

What do Bulk Carriers carry?

Bulk carriers are large cargo ships specifically designed to carry bulk goods such as coal, iron ore, grain (such as wheat and corn), fertilizers, minerals (such as bauxite, manganese, and nickel), cement, sugar, salt, timber, scrap metal, soybeans, crude oil, petroleum products, sand and gravel, phosphates, sulfur, bauxite, aluminum, and other raw materials that are typically transported in large quantities. These ships are typically equipped with large cargo holds and specialized loading and unloading equipment to handle the bulk cargo. They are used to transport these goods between ports and countries around the world and play a crucial role in the global trade of raw materials and agricultural products.

What is Bulk Ship Management?

Bulk ship management refers to the process of managing large cargo ships that carry bulk goods such as coal, iron ore, and grain. This includes responsibilities such as planning and coordinating the shipment of goods, ensuring that the ship operates safely and efficiently, and maintaining the ship’s equipment and infrastructure. The goal of bulk ship management is to ensure that the ship can transport goods from one place to another in a cost-effective and timely manner.