Who we are

Who we are


J. Lauritzen A/S is a shipping company with world-wide operations headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. We operate more than 150 vessels including short-term charters.

We are wholly-owned by Lauritzen Fonden; a commercial foundation with the objective of supporting shipping, culture, social humanitarian work and education. Our owner provides us with the ability to take long-term views in developing our business and a close and continuous dialogue between the Board of Directors and Executive Management, enables rapid decision-making.

The overall aim of J. Lauritzen is to provide our owners with an attractive return on equity reflecting the risk profile as stipulated at any time by the Board.

Our business 

Part of our strategy is to spread risk across different business areas each with specific business models that enable us to deliver competitive and reliable transportation services to our clients.

Our business portfolio includes Lauritzen Bulkers (dry bulk cargoes) and Lauritzen Kosan (petrochemical and liquefied petroleum gases).

Our organisation

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, Spain, Switzerland and USA.

Governance reporting

We annually make a statutory report on our corporate governance for the financial year.

 

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