Welcome to DS Tankers

100% Reliability. 100% Ship Management

DS Tankers provides the highest quality of technical and financial management. We offer high professional full asset management out of one hand as a basis for value-enhancing and sustainable investments in the maritime sector. By having an honest approach and a no blaming culture towards our work and employees, we constantly strive to improve our expertise which allows us to fulfil our obligations 100 %.

Our experienced team acts fully transparently and always in the best interest of our clients. This is exactly what we consider as 100% Reliability. 100% Ship Management.

Services at a glance

Our experienced team provides the optimal package of required services – with the highest quality in every instance

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ds tankers services Financial Reporting

Technical &
Financial Reporting

ds tankers services Newbuilding supervision


ds tankers services Crewing


ds tankers services chartering

Chartering , Sale
& Purchase

Technical Management

This requires experience – we have it
  • DS Tankers has experience in technical management of Chemical, Product and Crude Oil Tankers (MR, LR1, LR2, VLCC, Suezmax)
  • All staff members have many years of experience as ships officers or engineers
  • We are keeping the technical condition of the ships at the highest level by continuous Monitoring and Controlling
  • We carefully carry out planning and fulfill of dry dockings and repairs while adhering to the agreed budgets

Financial Reporting

We’ll keep our clients informed
  • Regular reporting system
  • We keep our clients up to date on the technical, financial and commercial status of the ships
  • Professional Planned Maintenance System (PMS), integrated with our purchasing and accounting tools
  • Tailor-made reports with valuable information for the owner
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Newbuilding Supervision

Many years of experience with new ships

DS Tankers has the necessary know how and practical experience to successfully supervise newbuilding projects.

From the first minute we:

  • assist with the choice of an appropriate ship yard
  • support the selection of Builder and Contractors
  • continuously supervise the various stages of construction
  • deliver accurate reports of the progress
  • take care of all claims during the guarantee period

We also make sure that all Oil Major requirements are implemented so later there are no compliance issues.

Vessel newsbuilding


We put the right people in the right position
  • Access to our own in-house Crewing Agency DS Crewing.
  • DS Tankers offers highly qualified officers and ratings for all positions and operational requirements according to Oil Majors matrix
  • All crew members go through a very strict process before their employment
  • Highly professional crew through continuous training
Crewing Vessel

Chartering and Sale & Purchase Services

Making business profitable
  • Own in-house chartering department ds-schiffahrt.de/chartering/ with profound knowledge of the tanker specific operational markets
  • DS Tankers has long term and satisfied charter partners
  • Short communication channels between technical and commercial departments
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About us

Why your vessels are in good hands

Our combined team has over 10 years operational record in technical and commercial tanker management. Due to our exceptionally high quality standards we have passed very stringent Audits by Oil Mayors.

  • Despite the dificult market situation DS Tankers has fulfilled their obligation 100 %
  • Our operational costs (OPEX) are significantly lower than the average (based on Moore Stephens OpCost)
  • We have excellent insurance track record
  • Access to experienced crew via in-house Crew Management DS Crewing


At DS Tankers the stringent quality standards are our daily business - with clear procedures and transparent criteria. Only through this transparency is it possible to maintain the highest standards even to the smallest detail to secure constant improvement. Our aim is to achieve a zero incident industry.

DS Tankers hamburg Quality Policy

Quality Policy

Reaching the highest level according to the proposed plan

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DS Tankers hamburg Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Minimizing every risk for the surrounding world

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DS Tankers Hamburg Health Safty Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Accepting responsibility
for each employee

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DS Tankers Hamburg Drug & Alcohol Policy

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Continuous screening ensures total compliance

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Mission & Vision Statement

To make the sea a clean
and safe place to be at

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M/T DS Vision Oil tanker VLCC 9522178

M/T DS Vision

Oil tanker VLCC 9522178

Type Oil Tanker
IMO no. 9522178
construction Mar 25, 2011
Dead weight 297,344 Metric Tonnes
Flag Liberia
Port of Registry Monrovia
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M/T DS Venture Oil Tanker VLCC 9522180

M/T DS Venture

Oil Tanker VLCC 9522180

Type Oil Tanker
IMO no. 9522180
construction Sep 28, 2011
Dead weight 297,344 Metric Tonnes
Flag Liberia
Port of Registry Monrovia
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Our Management

DS Tankers Hamburg Lipic
Marek Lipiec

Managing Director

Tel.: +49 (0)40 - 226 22 38 61
Email: man@ds-tankers.com


Capt. Marek Lipiec joined DS Tankers as Managing Director 2009. In 2019 Marek Lipiec was appointed Head of Shipping of Dr. Peters Group. The graduated engineer holds a Master Mariners License. Marek Lipiec started his seagoing career in 1984, followed by 23 years experience at sea (11 years as Master), including more than 10 years on board of crude oil and product tankers.


Radoslaw Walczak started his seagoing career in 2001 with BP Shipping Ltd. on board of crude oil and product tankers, later worked in Commercial Operations as a Ship Operator. For three years he was working as a Marine, Safety and Quality Superintendent, DPA/CSO in two major tanker management companies. Radoslaw Walczak joined DS Tankers GmbH & Co. KG in January 2010.