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

  • Jan 15 2018
    News article

    This week, Lauritzen Kosan has reflagged two of its ships to Denmark for the first time since 2003.

  • Dec 6 2017
    News article
    On 30 November during his official visit to Singapore, the Danish Prime Minister Mr. Lars Loekke Rasmussen along with minister of employment Mr. Troels Lund Poulsen, were hosted to a working lunch by Minister of Trade and Industry S. Iswaran and Minister for Transportation Dr. Lam with main focus on the Maritime Sector, how to cope with Disruption and be prepared for the future.  
  • Nov 17 2017
    Press release
    “Despite continued dry cargo improvements in Q3, a balanced market is still some time away”, says CEO Mads P. Zacho, adding that “our largest gas carriers remained negatively impacted by the continued weak market conditions for the size segments above ours.”

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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