Proud of our past, ambitious for the future

Shipping Division

Denholm is a name synonymous with shipping and the Denholm Group has owned over 100 ships since the purchase of the sailing ship David Sinclair in 1872. Today the shipping business is co-ordinated by Denholm Shipping Company Limited and comprises ship owning, commercial operations and technical management.

We invest in ships when we see opportunity and divest when we believe that opportunity has been realised. Following a period of divestment as shipping markets peaked our investments in ships comprise full ownership of "Saga Andorinha" a 45,000 DWT Open hatch bulkcarrier built in 1998 and a 9% interest in Hadley Shipping Company which owns three panama bulkcarriers and a containership.

Our commercial operations comprise Denholm Coates  who are shipbrokers specialising in the bulk carrier, container and offshore markets and Fairwind Shipping who provide advice on shipping matters to banks and other financial institutions.

Our technical management activity comprises our 23% interest in the Anglo Eastern following their acquisition of Denholm Ship Management in 2002. Anglo Eastern are one of the worlds leading ship management companies. They manage over 400 ships from their operational offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Glasgow, Antwerp and Bremen.