Our organisation

We build long-term relationships
based on excellence, passion,
integrity and safety

About Humboldt

Humboldt Shipmanagement was founded back in 1990. It was the continuation of more than 35 years of previous know-how on ship owning activities, and in managing the fleet of a company founded earlier by Captain Albert von Appen.

Nowadays our fleet is composed of crude oil and clean products Tankers, Chemical Tankers, Gas Tankers, Container Ships, General Cargo Vessels, Bulkcarriers, and Salvage and Port Tugboats. Our actual operations are worldwide, with special focus in South America.

The main target is to enable the commercial employment of the vessels through the standards required by the industry today.

Humboldt is a subsidiary of Ultranav, a privately owned shipping company for over six decades, headquartered in Chile and operating globally with offices in 18 countries.

A partner you can trust

Core values

Humboldt lives by a set of corporate values, guiding us in our way of doing business.
We always strive to be a partner you can trust. If you want to know more about the guidelines we live by, please see our General business principles.
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Excellence

We seek to contribute to our customers’ competitiveness by anticipating and meeting their needs.

We encourage creativity and innovation, introducing solutions that are beyond the ordinary.

We strive to continuously improve the quality and effectiveness of our services.

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Passion

We are passionate about our work and our company.

We believe that personal commitment and work well done make a difference.

We challenge ourselves to create value and exceed our customers’ expectations.

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Integrity

We act in an ethical manner, focusing on sustainability and safeguarding our reputation.

We encourage personal and professional development and a fair balance between work and private life.

We promote team spirit in a multicultural environment, without discrimination of any kind.

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Safety

We believe that safety is an integral part of our mindset and key to our business success.

We place safety first, keeping health, life, environment, cargoes and assets free of risks.

We are committed to developing and stimulating a safe working culture onboard ships and ashore.

Humboldt historical highlights

Humboldt Shipmanagement was founded back in 1990. It was the continuation of more than 35 years of previous know-how on ship owning activities, and in managing the fleet of a company founded earlier by Captain Albert von Appen.

Nowadays our fleet is composed of crude oil and clean products Tankers, Chemical Tankers, Gas Tankers, Container Ships, General Cargo Vessels, Bulkcarriers, and Salvage and Port Tugboats. Our actual operations are worldwide, with special focus in South America.

The main target is to enable the commercial employment of the vessels through the standards required by the industry today.

Ultranav

Humboldt is part of the large and diversified shipping group Ultranav, which was founded in Chile in 1960 by Captain Albert von Appen. Ultranav now has offices in 19 countries.