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The MV Stinnes Mistral embarking on its inaugural crossing.
The MV Stinnes Mistral embarking on its inaugural crossing.

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Peters & May Commences Strategic Alliance: Exciting Collaboration with Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt GmbH Sets Sail

Southampton, 23 November 2023 – Peters & May, the world’s foremost yacht shipping company, is thrilled to announce the commencement of its collaboration with Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt GmbH, together with its sisters of the MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping, is a prominent player in the maritime industry with operations spanning three Atlantic Liner Services, and a variety of tramp services globally.

This alliance will see Peters & May manage the Stinnes SanMex liner service to facilitate monthly sailings from Northern Europe to the Caribbean and Florida, during the peak months of November, December, and January 2024.

Signalling the commencement of this exciting collaboration, the MV Stinnes Mistral embarked on its inaugural crossing earlier this month, departing from Antwerp and making strategic stops at La Rochelle, Tortola, and Fort Lauderdale. Loading a total of 32 boats with a predominant focus on sailing yachts destined for the Caribbean, the voyage included the transportation of the tender to the renowned “Hemisphere”, the world’s largest sailing catamaran. Notably, Peters & May, having previously shipped the tender on multiple occasions, it is also intricately involved in providing logistics for any refit projects related to the impressive catamaran.

As the collaboration gains momentum, the upcoming early December departure of MV Stinnes Zephir is anticipated to call at key port including Antwerp, Bremen, Southampton, Bilbao, Antigua, and Fort Lauderdale.

Seamlessly connecting such key ports will increase the industry’s capacity and adaptability to meet the growing demand for yacht transportation, while enhancing accessibility and convenience for yacht owners, dealers, and maritime enthusiasts.

Peters & May is globally renowned for specialising in the transportation of yachts, superyachts, and motorboats to destinations worldwide. With five decades of experience, a commitment to excellence and a passion for yachting, its transport solutions are tailored to the unique requirements of each client, catering to all needs of yacht owners and enthusiasts. Its partnership with Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt GmbH solidifies its commitment to the evolving needs of yacht owners and the maritime industry.

Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt GmbH is also a leading player in the maritime sector with a global presence. With a rich history in maritime excellence, it has established a strong reputation for providing reliable and high-quality liner services and transport solutions.

The unity of expertise from both global maritime companies will ensure optimal connectivity to the heart of yachting paradises. Delivering a secure and efficient shipping service while simplifying the logistical challenges yacht owners often face.

To get a comprehensive overview of the sailing schedules and to book your yacht shipment, please click here.

For further information about this exciting partnership and the services offered by Peters & May and Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt GmbH, please visit their respective websites, or contact their representatives below.


Notes for Editors

Additional images available upon request.

For further information, please contact:

Sophie Edgerley
Peters & May

Steffen Wiegratz

Megan Liggett
Saltwater Stone

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Peters & May has fifty years of experience delivering world-class international logistics services. It specialises in the global shipping of commercial and private vessels, as well as offering transport solutions for a wide range of cargo by air, land, and sea.


Megan Liggett

Megan Liggett

PR Executive PR & Communications +44 (0)1202 669244

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