Dry cargo

Major operator of bulk carriers engaged in ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide.


Leaders in maritime transportation of liquefied gases, including petrochemical gases.

Latest news

  • J. Lauritzen Annual Report 2017
    Feb 23 2018
    Press release

    Ready for market recovery “The refinancing and recapitalisation completed in 2017 strengthened our balance sheet”, says CEO Mads P. Zacho, adding that “we are pleased to note the continued strong loyalty shown by our many existing customers, but also that we succeeded in attracting a growing number of new customers during the year.”

  • Feb 19 2018
    Press release
    At the annual general meeting of J. Lauritzen A/S in March 2018, Kristian V. Morch, CEO at Odfjell SE, Norway and Barbara Plucnar Jensen, CFO at ISS UK and Ireland will be elected as new members of the Board of Directors of J. Lauritzen.
  • Jan 15 2018
    News article
    This week, Lauritzen Kosan has reflagged two of its ships to Denmark for the first time since 2003.

Shipping company with world-wide operations headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.


J. Lauritzen operates a modern, diversified fleet of bulk carriers and gas carriers. We are owned by the Lauritzen Foundation; a commercial foundation with the objective of supporting shipping, culture, social humanitarian work and education.


We directly employ a staff of around 1,000 employees at sea and ashore of many different nationalities. Apart from our office in Copenhagen, we have overseas offices in China, the Philippines, Singapore and USA.

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