Continual growth in a challenging market

Global competition and exceptionally high cyclicality characterise the shipping industry like no other. Of major significance for the development of the industry is the high capital intensity, which in particular requires support by experienced and reliable financial partners.

For over 45 years, NORD/LB has developed the Ship Financing business segment into a strategic core segment. Over the long tradition of our engagement for the maritime industry, we have grown through the cycles into one of the leading global ship financers. With a total financing volume of EUR 17,9 billion (Exposure at Default (Ead) / NORD/LB-Group incl. Bremer Landesbank, as at 30 June 2016), we underline our presence and market penetration over the long term.

Competency from one source

The challenges due to cyclicality, however, also require a constant willingness to adjust and innovate on the financing side. Not only our many years of experience, but also our drive to pursue new financing paths with our customers support us in the process. This willingness is complemented by an extensive range of additional services, which allows us to offer holistic competency around the globe from one source. Solution expertise in all matters related to ships and corporate activity in long-term relationships guide our understanding in business with the maritime economy.

Dedication and Expertise

The special challenges of this segment have caused us to leave nothing to accident in the support and financing consulting. Our teams stand professionally behind you with industry knowledge and financing expertise in all phases of the ship financing business. To offer you a comprehensive range of services from a leading global ship financer in the future too, we are already working on the answers to the trends and developments of the future today. With this mission, we will continue to be at the disposal of our shipping customers around the world in long-term and reliable partnerships.

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