Shipping since 1931

Rederiet M.H. Simonsen ApS


Rederiet M.H. Simonsen was founded in 1931 by Martin Hjorth Simonsen and is today managed by his son Lars Hjorth Simonsen.

The first thirty years from 1931-1961, the shipping company’s main business consisted of drycargo vessels supplying the domestic molasses trade.
In 1961, the first tanker, MT Brotank, was purchased. Since then more and more vessels has been added to the fleet.

Rederiet M.H. Simonsen is today still a family owned shipping company owning a number of tankers from about 2.000 to 7.000 dwt.

The tankers are primarily engaged in the european small tanker market. The majority are employed in the transportation of easy chemicals like vegetable oils, fats, molasses, ethanol, FAME, APP and UAN, always as per latest FOSFA list of acceptable products.

MT Orasila and occasionally MT Oratank are trading with CPP in Greenland.

All vessels are commercially operated by our own chartering department.


Quality & Safety

Rederiet M.H. Simonsen strives to provide our customers with quality and safe transportation of their product(s) in a professional and cost efficient manner.
To ensure this, our ships are always well maintained and the recruiting of crew is done in-house enabling us to find the right qualified and experienced sailors – from able seamen to captains.
In Feb. 1998, ISM Safety Management Certificate was issued and in June 2000, we were one of the first among tanker operators to receive the ISO 14001 accreditation for our environmental management system.


Villa Svea

Since 1998, the office of Rederiet M.H. Simonsen has resided in the old mansion ’Villa Svea’ by Svendborgsund. Villa Svea required a year of renovation before moving in was possible, and the mansion is today regarded as one of
the most beautiful houses in Svendborg.

After the renovation, Villa Svea was, in the summer of 1998, proud to receive an architectural award from Svendborg County. The reward was received for returning the villa to its original form and carrying through a renovation with respect to the villa’s peculiarity. Svendborg Municipality had researched some of Villa Svea’s history, which was printed on the award.

Villa Svea is located on below address:
Rederiet M.H.Simonsen ApS
Christiansmindevej 76
5700 Svendborg, Denmark




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