A century of service and experience

Our History

Frachtcontor was founded in 1905 by Deutsches Kohlen-Depot (German Coal Depot), a Company which was established shortly after 1900 by a group of leading German shipowners, including Hamburg-American-Line, North German Lloyd and Rob. M. Sloman & Co. to transport coal to overseas depots for the bunker requirements of steamships.

Frachtcontor at a glance

With more than 116 years of experience as shipbroker and port agent, Frachtcontor employs over 100 people across 10 offices, offering a full service to charterers and shipowners around the clock.

Our Dry Cargo team facilitates the transportation of 40 million tons of cargo annually – from coasters of 1,000 dwt to bulkcarriers of over 300,000 dwt.

Our Tanker team, Frachtcontor Tanker Brokers GmbH & Co. is responsible for the chartering of crude oil, oil products, edible oils and chemicals on the international spot and long-term market.

Our Sale and Purchase team manage the Sale and Purchase of ships of all types and sizes.

Our Port Agencies handle over 2,500 vessels annually.

Our subsidiary Poseidon Schiffahrt GmbH has been a pre-eminent Commercial Manager for tankers and bulkers for many years.

Frachtcontor is a member of the Association of German Shipbrokers, Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), Baltic Exchange and International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO).