Did you know

In 2020 Ultrabulk vessels
moved about a million metric
tons of cargo every week!

Specialised Services

We handle your
cargo with care


Ultrabulk is a leading global dry bulk operator, servicing its customers in their maritime transportation needs in the MPP, Handysize, Supramax and Panamax segments.

Partnerships with close customers are the core of our business, and considerable effort is put into visualising and meeting their needs. Long-term perspectives drive investments aimed at building personal relations and cooperation.

With an asset light business model and a strong focus on risk assessment, we are a safe choice for your maritime transportation needs.

Ultrabulk A/S is a subsidiary of Ultranav, a privately owned shipping company for over six decades, headquartered in Chile and operating globally with offices in 15 countries.

Ultrabulk highlights

Looking back at 2020

Turbulent times with focus on navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic and reducing GHG emissions. The drybulk market in
2020 was difficult to manoeuvre in due to a high degree of unpredictable events.

CSR report 2019

The fragility of the surrounding ecosystems and the potential impact from the operations have long since been acknowledged, and Ultrabulk has taken numerous initiatives aimed towards minimizing the operational footprint on air, sea, and land resources

Getting to Zero Coalition

By joining the Coalition, Ultrabulk and Ultranav have committed to support the development and making the deployment of ZEVs a reality by 2030, whilst also pursuing a full decarbonization of the industry by 2050.

Ultrabulk key figures




Million Tonnes 2020





Part of a large and diversified shipping group

Ultranav group

Ultranav is a privately owned shipping company with offices in 15 countries. Through eleven business units, we operate in five market segments: Oil, gas, dry bulk, coastal trades, and towage & offshore. We operate a fleet of gas and chemical carriers, tankers for crude oil and clean petroleum products, bulk carriers, feeder container ships, multipurpose vessels, harbor tugs, PSVs, AHTS, pusher tugs, barges and pilot boats.

Ultranav business units

A History of Growth

A History of Growth

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    Started Shipowning activities. Building our first ship, the very small “Ultragas”.

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    Built first tugboat.

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    Regional Trade in clean petroleum products in Chile.

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    New liner service between Chile and Brazil.

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    Sven von Appen took over management of the Ultranav group.

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    South American dry bulk operations in coastal trades.

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    Entered the offshore support business.

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    International diversification through partnerships in Peru and Argentina.

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    Regional expansion of chemical and panamax tanker operations.

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    Product tanker operations became regional.

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    Acquisition of international LPG fleet.

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    Went global in the dry bulk segment.

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    Added Aframax tanker operations.

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    Expanded product tanker operations.

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    Merged tug and offshore operations in Latin America with Ultranav.

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