Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S

Our history at a glance

NORDEN was founded in 1871, making it one of Denmark’s oldest internationally operating shipping companies. Incorporated in Denmark, we are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen as a part of the OMX Nordic Large Cap index.

We provide dry cargo and product tankers services globally and offer our shareholders earnings from industry-leading operator activities implemented by a highly skilled organisation in addition to cyclical exposure to dry cargo and product tanker markets.

With 14 offices across 6 continents, NORDEN is an integrated part of the global commodity trade – delivering reliable, safe and compliant transport solutions to customers all over the world.

The primary currency of global trade is not ships or cargo… It is people

In NORDEN we know that people are our primary currency. Therefore, we do our best to keep our people engaged and take their well-being seriously.

To ensure both the well-being and development of employees, managers and our company culture, we introduced Soulship in 2022.

Soulship is the NORDEN-wide culture and development programme aimed at activating our purpose and values. The programme consists of a combination of trainings, masterclasses, conversations, workshops, networking and tools to support how we interact, give feedback and collaborate.

Soulship has for example focused on hybrid collaboration, having engaging and efficient conversations, common understanding of how to become more inclusive and how to preserve energy.

Every person and action matters
We are genuinely interested in what drives and gives meaning to each and every person in the NORDEN family and believe that the sum of our achievements relies on each individual contribution.

We embrace diversity and understand that everyone plays an important part in the company. We acknowledge that everyone is capable of making a difference, and so we see it as our obligation to mobilise human potential in the search for results. We are all in this together and so we depend on one another.

Conscious, soulful people

To us, being soulful means being present, curious, having trust in people and nurturing personal relationships. We are always conscious of new opportunities where we can make a difference – positively engaging the people around us to move towards our goal of enabling smarter global trade.

We know our actions as individuals and as a company will impact our surroundings, and that personal indifference is a waste of potential. We have the courage to do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and by doing so, we shift our focus from our egos to the common good.

Trust powered by intelligence
By understanding early on that our equity is our people, we have learned to synergise, optimise and leverage the many forms of intelligence – both in our heads and in our hands – that ultimately define us.

It enables us to act with the autonomy, agility and speed needed to make the right decisions for our customers, employees, shareholders, and the environment. Our intelligence defines us, distinguishes us and reminds us to always do the right thing, even when no one is looking.