Our Service

Montan specialises in the following services:

Agency activities

The Agency Department of Montan Shipping handles 1 to 2 million tons of cargo throughout the year carried by about 200 to 300 vessels ranging from small coasters up to Cape size vessels.

For tramp vessels and conventional cargo ships as well as tankers our staff offer a complete range of professional services 24 hrs per day including:

General Husbandry Services:

  1. Port and berth information 
  2. Disbursements calculation in connection with all possible cost savings 
  3. Coordination and documentation of cargo operations of all kinds 
  4. Vessel's clearance with authorities 
  5. All kinds of waste disposal (garbage, sludge, slops etc.)

Drydocking / Repair Attendance

  1. Coordination of deliveries and services, repairs, maintenance etc. 
  2. Arranging spare parts, and assistance in all purchasing matters 
  3. Close connection between owners/shipyard/vessel

Crew Changes

  1. Coordination of all crew matters 
  2. Assistance in crew matters (medical care, transport, visa arrangements etc.)

Stevedoring in the port of Hamburg:

We can arrange stevedoring services for any kind of cargo at competitive rates which includes:


  • Cargo handling/ Transhipment operations


Chartering activities


With its excellent connections to German and foreign ship owners and charterers our staff  is actively involved in the scope of competitve chartering. Montan Shipping handles all kinds of bulk materials including bauxite, aluminium, coal, petroleum coke, fertilizers, ore, concentrates, pig iron, directly reduced iron, grain and steel products. Cargo sizes vary from coastal trading up to Panamax/Cape size.

The chartering volume amounts to about 3 to 4 million tons per annum. and our Agency Department handles 1 to 2 million tons of cargo throughout the year carried by about 200 to 300 vessels.

Below please find our main principals:

Alcan Trading Ltd., Zurich 

BASF AG, Ludwigshafen

Bayer AG, Leverkusen

Fertiva GmbH, Ludwigshafen

Hydro Aluminium Deutschland GmbH, Bonn

Kali & Salz GmbH, Kassel

mg chemag ag, Frankfurt/Main and their affiliated companies

Norddeutsche Affinerie, Hamburg

Salzgitter International GmbH, Duesseldorf

Transammonia AG, Lachen and their affiliated companies

Transamine, Paris





When it comes to quality - think Montan