HHB – Handelshaus Bremen

The word 'Handelshaus' is the German translation of 'Trading House'. The company matches the entrepreneurial trading spirit of its location in the Hanseatic Free City of Bremen with a contemporary way of thinking. Founded in 2011 by Mr. Dietrich Schulz, the company has enjoyed steady growth and success, forging strong relationships with globally renowned Ship Owners, Banks, Insolvency Administrators & Financial Institutions both within Germany and abroad.

Handelshaus prides itself on successfully providing solutions within a challenging market place. Our enthusiastic, dynamic team is fully committed to providing an all encompassing service and we welcome any requirement you may have.

Trading activities

The company's focus is on "off market" Sale & Purchase transactions of ships, as well as the trading of cargo and freight. Aside from traditional S&P functions, Handelshaus also acts in a consultancy role for Banks, Financial Institutions & private Investors; providing valuations, market reports and technical inspection reports. Handelshaus can arrange for public tenders, protected bids and private sales depending on the interest of our principals. The Bremen head office in conjunction with the Leer satellite office provides chartering services focussing on short sea and intra-europe shipments.

To the full benefit of our clients, we use our in-house knowledge and experience to combine the intelligence of:

An S&P Broker

A commercial consultant

A ship manager

A ship surveyor

Innovative shipbroking

Global network

Well established global network of Ship Owners, Banks, Funds & Insolvency Administrators worldwide.


The window to cost efficiency and a better marketplace.

Hanseatic Reliability

We are a contemporary brokerage underpinned by the Hanseatic values of reliability, dependability & responsibility.


Shipping is an industry that never sleeps, we strive to provide for our clients anytime, any place.

Our Crew

B.A. Shipping and Chartering (Bremen/London)

Ex Maersk Broker Copenhagen


Ole Bendlin

Ole Bendlin

Managing Director

Over 30 years of shipping experienc

Ex Ems Team, GasChem, Hartmann Reederei


Tomke van Loh


B.Sc. International Transport Management (Elsfleth/Auckland)

Bachelor thesis about „The purchase of ships from insolvent German ship owners“

Ex Gottfr. Steinmeyer Bremen


Matthias Simon

Matthias Simon