NORDEN celebrates: 150 years of sailing the seven seas

In 2021, NORDEN celebrates its 150th anniversary, being one of the world’s oldest international shipping companies. 

Over its 150-year history, NORDEN has been through several transformations in response to the changing world of global trade. From a small Danish steamship owner, it has become a leading global player in the dry cargo and product tanker markets, with offices in 11 countries across six continents.


Børsen’s podcast “Topchefernes strategi med Niels Lunde

In a new episode in Børsen’s podcast “Topchefernes strategi med Niels Lunde” Martin Jes Iversen - author of “THE NORDEN VOYAGE” - describes how NORDEN’s history advanced from Danish shores to a global shipping enterprise. Only in Danish


This books sails with NORDEN all the way through history: on the journey from quiet resignation at the beginning of the 1870s to a leading position on the world's dry cargo market in the 21st century.

The NORDEN Voyage is written by Martin Jes Iversen, Vice Dean of International Education at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and MPA Professor in Martime Business at Singapore Management University (SMU) and published by Lindhardt og Ringhof. Danish title 'NORDEN Rundt'.

A peek into NORDEN's journey

The history of NORDEN

On 11 February 2021, NORDEN celebrates its 150th anniversary and the transformation into a data-driven agile company enabling smarter global trade.
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‘Moving Beyond 150’

56 days, 33,000 vegetables, & 1 million minutes of exercise

How NORDEN employees got five years younger through health and wellness campaign ‘Moving Beyond 150’
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