Since the beginning in 1977, Copenhagen Merchants has provided chartering as an integrated part of our business services. Over the years we have built strong working relationships with the main owners and operators of all vessel sizes, with a focus however on coaster to handysize vessels.

Today we have a team of dedicated chartering professionals in Copenhagen who support clients and our own offices. Most of the approx. 500 vessels we fix per year are within the grain and biomass businesses. We do however also fix vessels independently, typically within grain, wood pellets, feedstuffs, minerals and fertilizer.


After decades of partnership with Schultz Shipping in the Kalundborg Bulk Terminal; in 2006, CM became owner of Schultz Shipping along with co-owner Fredericia Shipping.

Schultz Shipping is a modern and expanding ship agent and stevedoring company based in Kalundborg, but with offices in Copenhagen, Grenaa, Aalborg, Malmö, Hamburg, Rostock, Mukran, Szczecin and Gdansk and partner offices in Fredericia (Fredericia Shipping), Aarhus, Nakskov, Roedby, Nykoebing F, Vordingborg and Naestved (Krinak).

From our Hamburg office, we do chartering of vessels of between 1,000 and 15,000 MT DWAT worldwide. We have long-term commercial management agreements for a fleet of vessels of between 3,000 MT and 8,000 MT (Fleet list)