BCD Travel and Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) have launched a new joint venture to create a specialized global marine travel services offering. The deal bolsters BCD’s expansion of its global Energy, Resources & Marine practice, adding specialized services for the marine sector. According to the announcement, few kinds of travel rival seafarer movement in terms of complexity and the need for specialized services. The partnership offers additional value to clients through the synergies shared between the companies, including: comprehensive crew management applications and digital marine solutions that make it easier and more efficient to manage travel and logistic requirements; BSM’s understanding of seafarer needs based on over 30 years of experience managing crew changes and travel for seafarers; additional in-country servicing with marine expertise in key shipping locations; BCD’s TripSource trip management platform; and  BCD’s DecisionSource analytics and intelligence platform.