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

  • Mar 15 2019
    News article

    A new Danish maritime research, development and innovation partnership has been established under the name of ShippingLab. 

  • Corporate News
    Feb 26 2019
    Press release
    Lauritzen Kosan, the gas carrier division of J. Lauritzen, and Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG) have agreed that Teekay LNG’s fleet of ethylene gas carriers will join the Lauritzen Kosan pool.   
  • Feb 26 2019
    Press release
    “2018 was a year with overall good progress where we improved our financial as well as our operational performance and enjoyed overall market improvements”, says CEO Mads P. Zacho, adding that “despite considerable result improvements there is still some way to go before we are back where we want to be in financial terms.”

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 the Philippines, Singapore and the USA.

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