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Christian Nieswandt, Head of Shipping HSH Nordbank und Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO F. Laeisz
left to right: Christian Nieswandt, Head of Shipping HSH Nord­bank und Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO F. Laeisz

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.

Finance and advisory services for the maritime industry

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.

Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO F. Laeisz and Christian Nieswandt, Head of Shipping HSH Nordbank

"For us as a medium-sized company, trust and reliability are integral to any cooperation, especially in the cyclical shipping business. In HSH Nordbank we have an ideal financing partner at our side. HSH Nordbank knows the markets and takes the same long-term outlook in its thinking that we do."

Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO F. Laeisz

left to right: Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO F. Laeisz and Christian Nieswandt, Head of Shipping HSH Nordbank

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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.

Clients and Industries

Our clients are:

  • Tramp Owner
  • Charter Operator
  • Container Liner
  • Trading Houses
  • Project Investor / Developer
  • Offshore Companies

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.

Product overview

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

  • Pre Delivery Finance
  • Long Term Finance
  • Hunting Facilities
  • Third Party Finance (Equity and Debt)
  • Export Credit Agengy (ECA) guaranteed loans
  • Government supported refinancing programmes
  • Syndications/Clubdeals

Risk Management

  • Interest rate hedges
  • FX hedges
  • Inflation hedges
  • Risk Management Advisory

Corporate Finance

  • Advisory Services (strategy, succession arrangements, access to Capital Markets)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Deposits and Transaction Services

Contact and Locations

With professionals in ship finance in Hamburg, Athens, Singapore and Hong Kong we are represented at the important international shipping locations.

Christian Nieswandt

Global Head Shipping

Phone: +49 40 3333-11828
Fax: +49 40 3333-611828
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Europe & Americas

Bernd Gabor

Head of Europe & Americas

Phone: +49 40 3333-13886
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Matthias Happich

Europe & Americas

Phone: +49 40 3333-13567
Fax: +49 40 3333-613567
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Andreas Rasch

Europe & Americas

Phone: +49 40 3333-13444
Fax: +49 40 3333-613444
Contact

Greece

Loukas Lagaras

Athens Branch Head

Phone: +30 210 429 5302
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Gregorios Kondilis

Athens Branch

Phone: +30 210 429 5303
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Asia

Keng Mun Lee

Head of Shipping Asia
Singapore Branch

Phone: +65 6550-9068
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Joshua Chang

Hong Kong Representative Office

Phone: +852 2843-1023
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