WESSELS Reederei GmbH & Co. KG

The Wessels Shipping Company can look back on a long family tradition in maritime navigation and disposes of a fleet amounting to 42 modern river-sea going vessels. 

All activities involved in the shipping industry are consolidated under the roof of the family establishment: management, freighting, trust services and finance – from one source. Furthermore the shipping company offers her comprehensive know-how also to other companies while supporting in the area of the technical und nautical management. Especially innovative and environmentally friendly concepts of propulsion for seagoing vessels are main focus. 

The aim of the Wessels Group is to constantly develop and establish the ships adapted to the growing market requirements.

The WESSELS Shipping Company is a longstanding partner of SkySails and has supported the development of the SkySails technology with know-how and capital. At the end of 2007, WESSELS was the first shipping company worldwide to retrofit a cargo ship - the MV "Michael A." - with a SkySails system. All operational experiences and results gained throughout pilot testing aboard the MV "Michael A." were fed into the SkySails product development effort. Meanwhile, WESSELS shipping company has ordered further SkySails systems of which the first one in already in operation on board the multi-purpose cargo ship MV "Theseus".



MV "Theseus"


MS "Michael A"



      Wessels Reederei GmbH & Co.KG

      4x SkySails SKS C 160
      2x installed, 2x projected


      Further information on MV "Theseus":

      Ship Data Sheet