The company was founded in 1956 by Peter Döhle as an Agent to Owners ("Vertrauensmakler") to conduct commercial services to coaster vessels' Owners including chartering, operation and accounting.
The services were rendered mainly for those customers who were working on board of their own ships and demanding an Agent ashore to look exclusively after their commercial affairs.
In the beginning only break-bulk, bulk and forest products were shipped , however already in the mid sixties the first smaller container feeder vessels were added in size of 40 TEUS transhipping the first containers coming into Europe and Scandinavia.
This was the basis for a development which lead into a diversified fleet of almost 200 vessels which are mainly container vessels, coasters and bulkcarriers upto Panamax size. Additionally a number of associated companies offer their customers multiple services from all fields of the shipping industry.
The fleet today composes out of own, part-owned and exclusively managed ships.