Company History

Hartmann Shipping Asia (HSA) was founded in Singapore in 2006.

The chartering company strengthens Hartmann’s position in the Asia/Oceania region, with a focus on the provision of ocean transport to charterers for containers, break-bulk and specialised cargoes, as well as bulk cargoes like fertilizers, grains and steels.

Being at the heart of the Asian market, the company’s primary focus is to develop new contacts and strengthen existing relationships with our Asian/Australian clients and to explore new business opportunities for the Hartmann Group. Asian operations are directed from its office in Singapore and supported by representatives in China and Australia.

HSA currently manages a fleet of 21 small to medium-sized container vessels and 16 identical small container/multi-purpose vessels of about 7,600 dwt. Each of the MPP vessels is featuring box-shaped holds, 2x40mt cranes as well as a shallow draft and excellent eco speed/consumption figures, which render these ships a primary choice of many charterers in the Asian region.

Hartmann Project Lines (HPL) was established in 2009. HPL operates niche cargo services in the Chinese and Australian markets. Due to market conditions HPL project liner operations have recently been shifted away from the Asia/Australia market towards the Continent/WAFR trade lanes. Hartmann Shipping Asia however remains committed to HPL by continuously exploring new shipping possibilities in the region. HPL has strong relations with large project and forwarding companies in China, and mining, industrial and agricultural companies in Australia.

Being a dependable partner and providing solid, reliable and cost effective shipping solutions to our clients worldwide will remain the main focus of Hartmann Shipping Asia.


The companies of the Hartmann Group represent excellent service and high quality in all fields of maritime activity. In the centre of our extensive range of services are to be found ship management, commercial management and crewing and training activities.