Global Head Shipping
Traditionally, international ship finance is one of our core areas of business. We understand the shipping business with all its facets and are a reliable partner throughout all phases of the financing process. You benefit from our years of experience in the shipping industry and flexibility in exploring new and innovative options. We work to find the best financing solution for you.
We finance the building of new and second-hand ships and provide our clients in the maritime industry with structured loans as well as short, medium and long-term ship mortgage loans. This financing focuses on container vessels, bulk carriers, oil and product tankers as well as special-purpose ships such as transport vessels for vehicles. Here, we concentrate on the ship types and sizes in demand. We also advise our shipping clients on mergers and acquisitions as well as on matters concerning liquidity management and international payments.
left to right: Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO F. Laeisz and Christian Nieswandt, Head of Shipping HSH Nordbank
Strong for entrepreneurs
UNDERSTAND To achieve lasting success for your business in the maritime industry you need a business model that has a future.
RECOGNISE In us you will find a team that stays the course. Even when those storms come.
SHAPE Our promise is that we will scrutinise deals down to the fine detail; we will weigh opportunities and we will offer you the kind of support you need.
Our clients are:
We are focussing on the industries Commercial Shipping and Offshore and on the regions Germany, Greece, Europe, Asia and America.
We place great emphasis on building close personal and business relationships. Individual client support and close contact with business associates, form the foundation for our high quality products and services.
Our comprehensive and traditionally close personal care forms the basis of everything we do. We provide a great variety of specialized products and structured solutions to meet your situation and complex financing needs.
Solutions in financing
Deposits and Transaction Services
With professionals in ship finance in Hamburg, Athens, Singapore and Hong Kong we are represented at the important international shipping locations.
Europe & Americas
HSH Nordbank arranges new charter for six Hanjin ships ─ Maersk new operator
HSH Nordbank is arranging a new long-term charter for six container ships of the insolvent South Korean shipping company Hanjin Shipping Co. In future, the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk Line, will operate these ships. This demonstrates Maersk Line’s continuous effort to optimise its fleet with flexible and energy-efficient vessels. HSH Nordbank launched the transaction as a syndicate leader.
HSH Nordbank strengthens focus on Asia in international shipping business
HSH Nordbank is shifting its focus in the international shipping business more closely to the Asian market, collaborating with local players in the process. To this end, HSH Nordbank intends to cooperate with the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank) and Busan, Korea's second-largest city after the capital Seoul. An agreement was signed in Hamburg this afternoon.
HSH Nordbank and Hamburg shipping companies endow Chair for maritime research at the University of Hamburg
HSH Nordbank is endowing the “Stiftung Maritime Forschung” (“Foundation for Maritime Research”), the research projects of which will focus on the areas of business administration, technology and market analysis. The Foundation is making use of donations from the Hamburg shipping companies Ahrenkiel Steamship GmbH & Co. KG, E. R. Capital Holding GmbH & Cie. KG, Claus-Peter Offen GmbH & Co. KG, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, Rickmers Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the ship owners Dr. Bernd Kortüm, and Bernhard Schulte as well as HSH Nordbank to first establish a junior professorship in “Maritime Management” at the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Hamburg. In setting up this Foundation HSH Nordbank demonstrates a sense of responsibility vis-à-vis the shipping sector, which is hugely important for northern Germany, and at the same time strengthens Hamburg as a maritime location. The objective of the Foundation is to support the maritime sector by means of academic research.