Reederei NORD is a family-owned, ship owner and manager, with 60 years of experience in vessel trading and operation. We are a leading service provider in maritime transport, determined to expand this position, and offering operational excellence and a forward-thinking focus on management services in the technical, crewing, IT, cyber security, and commercial areas.
Since our establishment in 1964, we have embarked on a journey driven by passion, excellence, and a deep appreciation for the sea. We build and maintain our sustainable business with like-minded quality partners and with the strong support of our experienced and dedicated teams onboard and at shore. We aim high and always look for opportunities to do better. This is as true today as it was for our founder, Klaus E. Oldendorff, who – with his visionary approach – remains an inspiring example for us to this day.
At Reederei NORD, having the right attitude is the key to our success. Our Values, Mission and Vision are our guiding principles and they set up our course of accountability, integrity, and ethical business conduct.
We are committed to minimising risk to our crew, the environment, our vessels and our customers.
We take full responsibility for everything we do and commit to be held accountable for our actions.
We set ourselves clear, ambitious targets and the results measure our success.
We act with honesty and reliability as our guiding principles, in all aspects of our business.
We achieve long-term economic, social, and environmental success, aiming to impact positively on the welfare of current and future generations.
We achieve outstanding operational performance and continuously improve ourselves.
We trust and learn from one another and work together to reach our mutual goals.
We value each of our colleagues, communicate clearly and openly, and take fair consideration of everyone’s expertise and opinion.
A company, established in 1964 by late Mr. Klaus E. Oldendorff. The company started trading on 12th December 1964, when it took delivery in Kiel of a single deck 1,417 tons deadweight vessel called “BOCKHOLM” into its management. The following day, 13th December, the company opened its first office in Hamburg.
Reederei NORD will take a leading position in an association of like-minded quality companies in the maritime industry, playing a vital role in the logistic chain of our customers.
Reederei NORD will be the first point of access for attractive & innovative projects awarded by industry leaders.
We strive for a direct, positive impact on the lives of more than 1,500 people employed by Reederei NORD, by providing them with a safe, stable and healthy yet inspiring working environment.
We are committed to operate our fleet to the highest standards in regard to safety, environmental protection and customer service in a financially sound and sustainable way.
NORD is always determined to provide services of the highest quality to meet or exceed the expectations of our stakeholders. We measure and aim to continually improve our operational efficiency beyond the regulatory standards, norms, and regulations applicable to our industry.
Our business excellence expands with disciplined investments, innovative thinking, and a strong focus on education and training.
The Olderdorff family commenced in shipping
NORD established in Hamburg
Initial vessels were tweendecker bulkers
Entry into the container segment
Limassol office founded
Entry into panamax bulk market
Entry into tanker market
After the demise of Klaus E. Olderndorff, ownership and control was ultimately passed on to his sons Christian and Nikolaus Oldendorff
Hanseatic Unity Chartering (HUC) as joint venture chartering platform with other reputable tramp Owners was founded with offices in Hamburg and Singapore
The office in Amsterdam was founded, focusing on Tanker Fleet management
HUHP – the Hanseatic Unity Handysize Pool – chartering platform founded together with Doehle Group
N2 Tankers, the chartering pool for aframax tankers founded in cooperation with Nissen Kaiun & Synergy Group