Our organisation

We build long-term relationships
based on excellence, passion,
integrity and safety

About Humboldt

Humboldt Shipmanagement was founded back in 1990. It was the continuation of more than 35 years of previous know-how on ship owning activities, and in managing the fleet of a company founded earlier by Captain Albert von Appen.

Nowadays our fleet is composed of crude oil and clean products Tankers, Chemical Tankers, Gas Tankers, Container Ships, General Cargo Vessels, Bulkcarriers, and Salvage and Port Tugboats. Our actual operations are worldwide, with special focus in South America.

The main target is to enable the commercial employment of the vessels through the standards required by the industry today.

Humboldt is a subsidiary of Ultranav, a privately owned shipping company for over six decades, headquartered in Chile and operating globally with offices in 17 countries.

A partner you can trust

Thinking globally, acting locally

Ultrabulk is headquartered in Gentofte, just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Via the Ultranav Group, we have strong connections to South America and Chile in particular, but we also have a long tradition in Danish shipping with roots dating back to 1897 and “Rederiet Myren”, which was originally part of the more commonly known East Asiatic Company (EAC).

Customers are served from seven offices strategically located around the world. The geographical spread of offices enables us to serve our partners in their own time zone in relation to Chartering as well as Operation. Each office is empowered with adequate authority to make the right business decisions in a quick and efficient manner.

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Business model

Our partnership philosophy is based on long-term relationships, combining cargo contracts and tonnage procurement into the vital core of the Ultrabulk business model. These long-term partnerships are the basis for a stable platform and sustainable future growth.

A designated operator with specialised commodity, regional and trade knowledge is allocated to each partner. This ensures a smooth dialogue and a constructive environment, where we understand and meet our partners’ requirements and priorities at all times.

Ultrabulk is committed to continue reducing emissions and minimising our environmental footprint. One of the biggest climate challenges for the global shipping industry is the IMO target to reduce the overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by at least 50% by 2050.

Risk management is an integrated part of the business platform. Focus is on strict counterpart control both prior to entering agreements and on a current basis. The control systems assist in relation to monitoring developments and ensuring risk is constrained at acceptable pre-defined levels, which are duly aligned with our strategy and commensurate with our financial strength.

Core values

Humboldt lives by a set of corporate values, guiding us in our way of doing business.
We always strive to be a partner you can trust. If you want to know more about the guidelines we live by, please see our General business principles.

Excellence

We seek to contribute to our customers’ competitiveness by anticipating and meeting their needs.

We encourage creativity and innovation, introducing solutions that are beyond the ordinary.

We strive to continuously improve the quality and effectiveness of our services.

Passion

We are passionate about our work and our company.

We believe that personal commitment and work well done make a difference.

We challenge ourselves to create value and exceed our customers’ expectations.

Integrity

We act in an ethical manner, focusing on sustainability and safeguarding our reputation.

We encourage personal and professional development and a fair balance between work and private life.

We promote team spirit in a multicultural environment, without discrimination of any kind.

Safety

We believe that safety is an integral part of our mindset and key to our business success.

We place safety first, keeping health, life, environment, cargoes and assets free of risks.

We are committed to developing and stimulating a safe working culture onboard ships and ashore.

Humboldt historical highlights

Humboldt Shipmanagement was founded back in 1990. It was the continuation of more than 35 years of previous know-how on ship owning activities, and in managing the fleet of a company founded earlier by Captain Albert von Appen.

Nowadays our fleet is composed of crude oil and clean products Tankers, Chemical Tankers, Gas Tankers, Container Ships, General Cargo Vessels, Bulkcarriers, and Salvage and Port Tugboats. Our actual operations are worldwide, with special focus in South America.

The main target is to enable the commercial employment of the vessels through the standards required by the industry today.

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of all.

Trace

TRACE is a non-profit business association providing anti-bribery compliance support and shared-cost third party risk management solution.

Getting to Zero Coalition

The Getting to Zero Coalition is committed to supporting the development of Zero Emission Vessels by 2030, whilst also pursuing a full decarbonisation of the industry by 2050.

BIMCO

BIMCO’s goal is to secure a level playing field for the global shipping industry. BIMCO therefore works to promote and secure global standards and regulations for the maritime sector.

Baltic Exchange

The Baltic Exchange provides maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative contracts.

Danish Shipping

Danish Shipping is a trade and employer organisation playing an active role in relation to the authorities and decision-makers nationally and internationally.

Management & BOD

Meet the Management Team and the Board of Directors.

Ultranav Group

Humboldt is part of the large and diversified shipping group Ultranav, which was founded in Chile in 1960 by Captain Albert von Appen. Ultranav now has offices in 17 countries.

Jobs on shore

Meet the Management Team and the Board of Directors.

Jobs on board

Ultratank is part of the large and diversified shipping group Ultranav, which was founded in Chile in 1960 by Captain Albert von Appen. Ultranav now has offices in 15 countries.

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