Shipping

We stand by you as an innovative partner

Welcome & good luck!

New trainees at Hamburg Commercial Bank

Fifteen trainees started their trainee program at the beginning of October. We look forward to working together and actively supporting them.

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We remain on course - full of passion for the maritime sector

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Many banks have withdrawn from ship financing. Despite stormy times, we have remained in the market, as we are convinced that the sector offers good business opportunities in the long term due to the constant growth in global trade.

Working with you, we want to exploit all opportunities offered by the financial and capital markets. We want to do justice to your objectives and developments in shipping. We are familiar with the challenges facing you as an investor and ship owner, as we are navigating the same market armed with our experience and passion.

We offer alternative financing options, are conscious of interest from investors, and make use of the opportunities offered by syndications. At the same time, we examine the options provided by corporate finance, while keeping a firm view of your and our risks.

Thanks to our longstanding presence in Hamburg, Athens, and Singapore, we are a strong partner throughout the maritime sector. And just like you, we think in business terms, offering support through all financing stages. Personal contact and the provision of individual advice are particularly important to us in this. This is the only way to do business on an equal footing that makes commercial sense for all parties.

Our shipping business

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  • Loan portfolio worth 5.4 billion euros in 2018
  • Some 1 billion euros in new business per year
  • Two thirds of the volume in ship financing is international business

Ship financing – tailored, reliable, and fast

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We finance the construction of new ships, as well as second-hand ships, providing you with products including structured loans as well as short-, medium-, and long-term ship mortgages. Our focus is on shipping in the regions of Germany, Greece, Europe, Asia, and America.

The focus of our financing continues to be container ships, freighters, oil and product tankers, cruise ships, and special ships.

We also offer advice with respect to market consolidation: Our expertise in company takeovers and mergers can open up new routes for you.

If you are a

  • Tramp owner
  • Charter operator
  • shipping line
  • project company

we would be delighted to share our knowledge of local and global shipping markets with you. In so doing, we should both take unusual routes into consideration at all times, as these frequently offer greater returns with reasonable risks.

Credit & Loans

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

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Structured financing

Today, ship financing usually goes beyond the mere granting of loans. Modern loan structuring and sensible risk management are in demand. Our range of services extends from classic loans and equity-preserving hybrid products to equity solutions and syndications. As lead arranger and syndicate leader, we are experienced in involving additional investors.

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Corporate Finance

Today, ship financing usually goes beyond the mere granting of loans. Modern loan structuring and sensible risk management are in demand. Our range of services extends from classic loans and equity-preserving hybrid products to equity solutions and syndications. As lead arranger and syndicate leader, we are experienced in involving additional investors.

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Capital market, interest rate & foreign exchange management

Interest and currency risks can make the difference between profit and loss in an international market. We manage these risks for you with a wide range of common products and our many years of market expertise. Our specialists advise you and work with you to find the best solution for you. In this way you can hedge your risks, improve your liquidity and strengthen your balance sheet.

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Account & Payments

The company account is the basis for a functioning payment transaction. We set up one or more accounts for you quickly and easily, which can be individually adapted to the needs of your project and also work internationally. In other words, we offer you optimum liquidity management and smooth international payment transactions. We control the KYC process digitally and are therefore very customer-friendly.

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We are here for you

Get to know us in person.

Start talking to us and discover our expertise for yourself. Meet us directly on site or at large industry trade shows or professional seminars.

Jan-Philipp Rohr

Global Head of Shipping

Phone: +49 40 3333-13584
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Loukas Lagaras

Athens Branch Head

Phone: +30 210 429 5302
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Bernd Gabor

Head of Europe & Americas

Phone: +49 40 3333-13886
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