Copenship A/S is a privately owned Company, incorporating Copenship Bulkers A/S, Copenship MPP A/S and Copenship Singapore Pte. Ltd. As trading units. The group further includes Copenship Brasil Ltda., as a representative office.

Copenship was established in 1978, starting its life in a small office in Broenshoej, just outside Copenhagen. The main focus was on East African trade as well as chartering within the grain trades.

We still operate from Broenshoej and in 1983 moved to more appropriate premises, buying our present building. In 2010 we bought the neighbouring building allowing the company to continue its positive development. Over the last 30 years, we have evolved into a modern, streamlined operating company with more than 50 vessels on charter at any time.

In order to be even more focused and dedicated towards our key areas and clients, we have from the beginning of 2010 divided the company into the below mentioned trading units.


We are working geared singledeckers and tweendeckers from 6000 dwt upto 20,000 mts deadweight equally concentrating on bulk cargoes and break-bulk/project cargoes. With our specialised tonnage we offer competitive freight solutions for full shipments as well as part cargoes, including IMO cargoes, inland transport and bagging/strapping.

We operate worldwide but with emphasis on the trades to and from East, West and South Africa including the East African islands. We have specialised in operating in these difficult area's for more than three decades.

In addition to dedicated full shipments we have since 1996 been running a conventional liner service from Northern Europe and the Mediterranean to South and East African ports including regular calls at Madagascar and the Comoros islands. Our Liner Service to East Africa and the islands are executed in close co-operation with our partner Messrs. Heestership in Marseilles and have sailings approximately every 40 days.


We are working cargoes and tonnage from 20,000 mts up to panamax cargoes. We remain very active in the grain trades and have made a name for ourselves in moving aid cargoes to Middle East and African destinations.

We are today active in all the mainstream dry bulk commodities, and have an extensive trading history with most of major trading houses and many end-users and suppliers. In the dry bulk market, the majority of our business is in handy and handymax sizes, operating our fleet of modern vessels.


On 1st of April 2009 we opened a new office in Singapore, Copenship Singapore Pte Ltd., from where we can now offer our Far Eastern customers an even better around the clock service. The company has already proven itself and is today running its own fleet of modern vessels covering the entire pacific hemisphere.

The Company is mainly engaged in the handy to supramax trades but does also involve itself in panamaxes as well as support for MPP trades. On the cargo side, the company is involved in a number of trades within the Pacific including coal, iron ore, salt, grains, alumina and others as well as a number of trades between the eastern and the western hemispheres.


Our Brasilian office is the latest addition to the group and is active from April 2010. The office is covering the South American markets and will be a very important asset to group providing us with a solid base for all the trading companies. The office is mainly focusing on the handy to panamax trades but will also be able to assist on the liner trades

The office will be focusing on the export of all the various commodities from the area but will also be looking at the inbound trades in close co-operation with the other group offices, depending on origin.