We are experts in ship financing


We accompany the maritime industry with knowledge and passion

containership in the harbour

Global shipping is booming and is a key element in world trade, which would not be possible without the transportation of goods across the world’s oceans and other waterways. But ship financing remains a challenging business because it is cyclical. Together with you as a shipowner, we want to explore business and financing opportunities in the shipping market and support you to the best of our ability. In doing so, we keep a firm eye on your risks and ours at all times—that is one of our central claims.

With our long-standing presence in Hamburg and Athens, we are a strong partner throughout the maritime sector. We think entrepreneurially and accompany you through all phases of financing. Personal contact and your individual advice are particularly important to us.

Ship financing—tailored, binding, and fast

Shipping portfolio by segments and regions

Shipping portfolio by segments and regions in billions of euros/percent (YE 2022)

Credit & Loans

Our claim: We find the best ship financing solution for you. We analyze your project and make you a quick and binding financing offer. At the same time, we work with a proven network of other banks and cooperation partners to syndicate loans if necessary.

Structured financing

Ship financing today usually goes beyond mere lending. Modern “loan structuring” and sensible risk management are in demand. Our services range from traditional loans to syndications. As lead arranger and syndicate leader, we are experienced in integrating additional investors.

Corporate Finance

Especially in a strongly consolidating market, advice must go beyond classic ship financing. That’s where our corporate finance expertise becomes interesting for you. We advise and support you in the transfer of your company, the search for co-investors, or the establishment of a joint venture. Thanks to our market position, we have the best contacts to a broad investor base worldwide. We can also offer customized solutions for individual projects.

Capital market, interest rate & foreign exchange management

international market. We manage these risks for you with a wide range of popular products and our many years of expertise in the market. Our specialists will advise you and work with you to find the best solution for your needs. In this way, you can hedge your risks, improve your liquidity, and strengthen your balance sheet.

Account & Payments

The company account is the basis for functional payment transactions. We quickly and easily set up one or more accounts for you, which can be individually adapted to the needs of your project and also function internationally. We thus offer you optimal liquidity management and smooth international payment transactions. We manage the KYC process digitally and thus in a very customer-friendly way.

We are here for you

Get to know our ship financing experts in person.

Come and talk to us and see our expertise for yourself. Meet us directly on-site or at major industry trade fairs and specialist seminars.

Jan-Philipp Rohr

Jan-Philipp Rohr

Global Head of Shipping

Phone: +49 40 3333-13584

Loukas Lagaras

Athens Branch Head

Phone: +30 210 429 5302

Matthias Happich

Europe & Americas

Phone: +49 40 3333-13567
Fax: +49 40 3333-613567