Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S is an independent shipping company incorporated in Denmark and listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S. NORDEN was founded in 1871, making it one of Denmark’s oldest internationally operating shipping companies. NORDEN operates in dry cargo and tankers worldwide.

Dry cargo
In dry cargo, NORDEN is active in all major vessel types. NORDEN is one of the world’s largest operators of Supramax and Panamax dry cargo vessels and has activities in the Handysize and Post-Panamax vessel types as well as activites in Capesize. The Company's Handysize and Post-Panamax activities are operated commercially by NORDEN Handysize Pool and NORDEN Post-Panamax Pool, respectively, which also operate vessels from Interorient Navigation Company Ltd. (INC), Cyprus. 

In tankers, NORDEN is active in the Handysize and MR product tanker vessel types. The product tanker activities are operated through the Norient Product Pool, which is managed by the 50% owned Norient Product Pool ApS.

NORDEN’s fleet is among the most modern and competitive in the industry and NORDEN operates a mix of owned and chartered tonnage in total about 242 dry cargo- (excluding single trip chartered vessels) and tanker vessels. In addition NORDEN has a newbuilding programme.

Offices around the world
NORDEN has its head office in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen (Denmark) and offices in Singapore, Shanghai (China), Annapolis (USA), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Mumbai (India), Santiago (Chile) and Melbourne (Australia). At its offices NORDEN has in total about 305 employees and about 673 are employed on the Company’s owned vessels.

NORDEN was a founding member of the Danish Shipowners' Association in 1884 and has since been a member. Furthermore NORDEN is a member of the international organisations; Intertanko (The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners), BIMCO (The Baltic and International Maritime Council) and ICC Denmark (International Chamber of Commerce).

Torben Lykkegaard Pedersen, Head of Marine HR