Jens Christian Nielsen

Managing Director

Telephone: +49 (40) 3000 – 451
Mobile: +49 (172) 427 27 77
E-mail: jens.nielsen@frachtcontor.de

Thore Schiller

Managing Director

Telephone: +49 (40) 3000 – 239
E-mail: thore.schiller@frachtcontor.de

Malte Stark

Chartering Manager

Telephone: +49 (40) 3000 – 310
Mobile: +49 (172) 293 37 61
E-mail: chemical@poseidon.de

Arne John

Operations Manager

Telephone: +49 (40) 3000 – 242
Mobile: +49 (172) 262 44 53
E-mail: chemical@poseidon.de

About us

The shipping line Poseidon, founded in 1889 in Königsberg (now known as Kaliningrad), was the largest German shipping company in the Baltic in the 1920s. It transported mainly Westphalian coal to this region. After 1945, Poseidon moved its headquarters to Hamburg and operated a liner service between Germany and the Great Lakes in Canada up to the beginning of the 1970s. Since then, the company has specialised in commercial management of ships. Poseidon thus has 40 years of experience managing other firms’ vessels, particularly tankers, bulkcarriers and OBO carriers, as well as coasters in the short sea segment.

Since 2002, Poseidon has been active as exclusive Commercial Manager for the tankers of the “Wappen” series, which with their double hull and twin engines are regarded as exceptionally safe special tankers. These ships are deployed for transporting primarily chemicals and oil products. Poseidon is also responsible for the chartering of the vessels.

We offer quality

Reliability in our achievements, transparency in our procedures – we have always remained true to these basic principles. We thus introduced quality management systems many years ago. We received ISO 9002 (1994) certification for the first time in 1996.

Since 2002, Poseidon has had the certification to the new standard ISO 9001:2000, recently updated to ISO 9001:2015. This is proof of confidence in the quality of our services for our clients.

Terms & Conditions

General Terms and Conditions of Poseidon Schiffahrt GmbH

Article 1 – Scope

  1. These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “General Terms”) shall apply to any and all types of legal relationship (hereinafter referred to as “Assignment”) between Poseidon Schiffahrt GmbH (hereinafter referred to as the “Ship Broker”, independent of the legal nature of the Assignment), a member company of the German Ship Brokers’ Association (Zentralverband Deutscher Schiffsmakler e.V.) and any other contractual partner which calls upon the services of the Ship Broker (hereinafter referred to as the “Client“), regardless of whether the Assignment of the Ship Broker is non-recurring or continuous.
  2. These General Terms shall apply specifically, but without limitation, to the Assignment of a Ship Broker as (1) liner agent (including the right to enter into bills of lading in the name, and/or for the account, of the Client), as (2) port or canal agent and as (3) sale & purchase broker or chartering broker.

Article 2  – Characteristics of Services

  1. In all cases, the Ship Broker shall act on behalf, and for the account, of the Client unless otherwise agreed in writing.
  2. The Ship Broker is entitled and authorized to take any and all measures which appear to him to be necessary in order to meet the obligations of the Assignment, including, without limitation, to entering into market standard contracts with third parties in the name, and for the account of the Client.
  3. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, any and all offers submitted by the Ship Broker shall not be binding until the Assignment has become finalized.
  4. In his function as sale and purchase broker or chartering broker, the Ship Broker shall have the authority to conclude contracts on behalf of the Client unless the Client has explicitly excluded same.
  5. The Ship Broker is exempted from the restrictions of Article 181 of the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, BGB).
  6. The Ship Broker is authorized, but not obligated, to collect sums due to the Client from third parties and to accept payments from third parties for the Client. The Ship Broker has the right to pay out to the Client any foreign-currency amounts he has collected for the Client in Euros at the exchange rate valid on the date of payment.
  7. The Ship Broker is under no obligation to provide financial guarantees or contracts of surety to third parties for the Client or to make any payments for which the Client has not provided sufficient cover to the Ship Broker in advance, or for which the Client has not provided collateral which the Ship Broker, in his fair judgment, considers to be sufficient.

Article 3 – Remuneration, Compensation for Expenses

  1. The Ship Broker shall receive as remuneration for his services an amount to be agreed upon between the Parties unless otherwise mandatorily provided for in collective agreements or statutory regulations.
  2. For any and all financial guarantees, sureties or disbursements of the Ship Broker, the Ship Broker shall be entitled to additionally receive a commission fee of at least 2.5 % of the nominal value of the security provided.
  3. All costs incurred in connection with bank transfers made by, to or for the Client shall be borne by the Client.
  4. In addition to his entitlement to remuneration and a commission, the Ship Broker shall be entitled to demand from the Client the reimbursement of any and all expenses which he has reasonably incurred during the performance of the Assignment.
  5. The Ship Broker has the right to demand that a reasonable advance be paid for the expenses set forth in Clause 4.
  6. In the event that a specific currency has not been agreed regarding the Ship Broker’s remuneration, the Ship Broker can, at his option, demand payment in the currency of the transaction upon which his remuneration (e.g. commission) is based, or in euros at the exchange rate valid on date of the invoice to the Client. The Ship Broker can demand compensation for expenses, at his option, in the currency in which these were incurred or in euros at the exchange rate valid on the date of the invoice to the Client. Commission claims based on the provision of security shall be deemed to have arisen in the currency of the relevant security.
  7. The Ship Broker’s claims for payment shall be deemed due upon the receipt of the Ship Broker’s invoice by the Client. Receipt through electronic channels is sufficient in this context.
  8. Any payment claims of the Ship Broker which are not settled by the Client within 21 days of the invoice date shall be subject to interest from the date of the invoice at a rate of 9 percentage points above the base rate valid at the time.

Article 4 – Offsetting, Right of Retention, Lien

  1. The Ship Broker is entitled to satisfy his claims at any time from their due date onwards by offsetting these against counterclaims of the Client.
  2. The Ship Broker is also entitled to satisfy due and payable claims against the Client, or companies in which the Client directly or indirectly holds a majority share, or against companies which directly or indirectly hold a majority share in the Client, doing so from amounts collected by him for the Client (e.g. freight charges). In addition, the Ship Broker has a right of retention.
  3. Notwithstanding any rights of retention or lien to which the Ship Broker is entitled on other legal grounds, the parties hereby agree that, in relation to all claims of the Ship Broker against the Client, the Ship Broker shall have a contractual lien on any and all assets of the Client which are in, or come into, the possession of the Ship Broker, independent of the legal basis for same and independent of the date upon which such claims have arisen.
  4. At his option, the Ship Broker has, after the due date, the right to enforce the lien by selling the pledged property by way of private sale or public auction if the Client has not made payment in full, or provided other security to the satisfaction of the Ship Broker, within 30 days of the receipt of a written reminder setting a final date for payment of at least 20 days under notification of the subsequent enforcement of the lien.

Article 5 – Liability of the Ship Broker

  1. The Ship Broker shall perform his services with the diligence of a prudent businessman and shall carefully choose the individuals with whom he entrusts the performance of his obligations.
  2. Claims for damages, or reimbursement of expenses, of the Client against the Ship Broker, his official bodies, his employees or other vicarious agents are excluded unless they arise due to an act committed by the Ship Broker, his official bodies, employees or vicarious agents, which act constitutes
    1. an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty;
    2. a culpable breach of duty resulting in an injury to life, body or health;
    3. non-fulfillment of a guaranteed characteristic; or
    4. the culpable violation of a fundamental contractual obligation. Fundamental contractual obligations (cardinal obligations) are deemed those obligations the proper performance of which is indispensable in enabling the relevant contract entered into on the basis of these General Terms to be performed and upon the compliance with which the Client customarily relies.
  3. The damages for the violation of a fundamental contractual obligation (cardinal obligation) on the part of the Ship Broker (Article 5 Clause 2 Sub-clause d.) is limited to such damage as is foreseeable and may typically occur in such contracts. This shall not apply in the event that the Ship Broker is liable for an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty (Article 5 Clause 2 Sub-clause a.), for injury to life, body or health (Article 5 Clause 2 Sub-clause b.), or for a characteristic which the Ship Broker has guaranteed (Article 5 Clause 2 Sub-clause c.). Damage is deemed foreseeable if it is the type of damage which can normally be expected to occur given the breach of the standard obligation.
  4. The risk of incomplete, incorrect or delayed communication of information between Client and Ship Broker, specifically including, without limitation, the use of postal or electronic channels, shall be borne by the Client. This shall not apply in the event of liability arising as set forth in Clause 2 Sub-clauses a. to d. above.
  5. The provisions of the foregoing Clauses 1 through 4 shall not reverse the burden of proof to the detriment of the Client.

Article 6 – Special Liability for Forwarding Services

  1. If the Ship Broker provides forwarding services in conjunction with his Assignment, his liability in this respect shall be governed by the German Freight Forwarders’ Standard Terms and Conditions 2017 (Allgemeine Deutsche Spediteurbedingungen, ADSp 2017). The ADSp 2017 contains lower limits to liability than the statutory provisions. Clause 23 of the ADSp 2016 limits the statutory liability for loss of or damage to goods according to section 431 of the German Commercial Code in the amount of 8,33 units of account per kg to maximum 1.25 Million Euros per case of damage, and 2 Million Euros per event, or respectively to 2 units of account kg, whichever sum is the greater, and the statutory liability in case of multimodal transport that includes a sea carriage to 2 units of account if the localization of the loss or damage event is unknown.
  2. A unit of account within the meaning of this Article 6 is the special drawing right (SDR) of the International Monetary Fund.
  3. The Ship Broker will provide the Client with the text of the ADSp 2017 without delay and at no cost for the Client upon request.

Article 7 – Time Bar

  1. All claims against the Ship Broker, his official bodies, his employees and his other vicarious agents shall, independent of legal grounds, become time-barred upon expiry of one year from the relevant statutory beginning of the period of limitation unless any of the cases of liability as set forth in Article 5 Clause 2 Sub-clauses a. to d. has arisen.

Article 8 – Embargos and Sanctions

  1. The Client warrants that the transaction which is being performed in connection with the Assignment of the Ship Broker does not violate statutory rules or regulations, particularly including, without limitation, any economic, trade or financial sanctions with which the Ship Broker must comply (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Prohibitive Legislation”).
  2. The Ship Broker shall not be under obligation to perform any Assignments which violate the Prohibitive Legislation or in relation to which the Ship Broker has reason to suspect that a violation may occur. In the event of a refusal, the Ship Broker shall be entitled, notwithstanding the partial or non-performance of the Assignment, to claim from the Client the reimbursement of any and all expenses which he has incurred in connection with the Assignment.

Article 9 – Dangerous Goods

  1. The Client shall inform the Ship Broker immediately and without delay in writing if the Assignment involves any items or goods which require special handling in regard to their receipt, loading, discharge, storage, transport or delivery, or for which notification or a permit is required. This shall specifically include, without limitation, dangerous goods as defined under the International Maritime Code for Dangerous Goods (IMDG Code).

Article 10 – Confidentiality

  1. The Ship Broker is required to treat as confidential only such information and data of the Client which the Client has specifically identified as confidential in writing.

Article 11 – Written Form

  1. Any amendments of supplements to these General Conditions or to the contract of which these General Conditions are an integral part must be made in writing in order to be valid. This shall also apply to the nullification of or any amendments to the requirement of the written form.

Article 12 – Place of Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Disputes with Consumers

  1. Any and all disputes between the Ship Broker and the Client arising from or in connection with an Assignment shall be decided exclusively by the state court competent at the location of the Ship Broker’s place of business as entered in the Register of Companies.To the extent that Art. 31 of the CMR or Art 46 § 1 of the CIM is applicable, the place of jurisdiction set out in the foregoing sentence shall not be exclusive, but additional. As far as Art. 39 of the CMR, Art. 33 of the Montreal Convention or Art. 28 of the Warsaw Convention are applicable, the first sentence of this Clause shall not apply. Further, the first sentence of this Clause shall not apply if a different place of jurisdiction is provided for in mandatory statutory law.
  2. As an alternative to the place of jurisdiction agreed in Clause 1, the Ship Broker is free, based on his own discretion in the individual case, to bring an action at the state court within the general jurisdiction of the Client.
  3. The Assignment of the Ship Broker shall be governed exclusively by German law, notwithstanding that the respective services may have been performed or are to be performed abroad in part or in their entirety.
  4. The Ship Broker does not commit nor is he obliged to participate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve disputes with consumers before an ADR entity in accordance with the Act on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes (Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz).


Poseidon Schiffahrt GmbH

Burchardstraße 8
20095 Hamburg

Telefon: +49 (40) 3000 – 0
Fax: +49 (40) 3000 – 303

E-Mail: info@poseidon.de

Place of Jurisdiction

Managing Directors
Jens Christian Nielsen
Thore Schiller


Registration in the Register Court of

HRB 16426

Head Office Hamburg


The unauthorized use of the provided Contact Data by third parties for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the websites expressly reserve the right to pursue legal steps in the event of unauthorized sending of advertising information, e.g. spam mails.


Liability for content
The contents of our pages were created with great care. For the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of content, we can not take any responsibility. As a service provider we are responsible according § 7 Abs.1 TMG for own contents on these pages under the general laws. According to § 8 to § 10 TMG we are not obligated as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored information, or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the general laws remain unaffected. However, a relevant liability is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement. Upon notification of such violations, we will remove the content immediately.

Liability for links
Our site contains links to external websites, over which we have no control. Therefore we can not accept any responsibility for their content. The provider or operator is always responsible for the content of linked pages. The linked sites were checked at the time of linking for possible legal violations. Illegal contents was not detected at the time of linking. A permanent control of the linked pages is unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation. Upon notification of violations, we will immediately remove such links.

The content and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. Copying, editing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the author or creator. Downloads and copies are permitted only for private, non-commercial use. If the content is not created by the operator, the copyright of third parties is considered. In particular contents of third parties are marked as such. Should you still be aware of copyright infringement, we ask for a hint. Upon notification of violations, we will remove the content immediately.

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Privacy Policy of Poseidon Schiffahrt GmbH for the transmission of electronic data

Hereby we would like to inform you about the collection, processing and use of your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 of April 27th 2016. Poseidon Schiffahrt GmbH is part of the Frachtcontor Group.

1. Data transmission
If you contact us by e-mail, we will store your name, contact information and the content of your request / application to answer it. If you fill in and submit our contact form, ISPS Registration, on our website, the data will be transmitted to the respective port terminals, as well as stored by us for control purposes. Data surveys in the context of online applications please note especially points 4 to 10.
The unauthorized use of the provided Contact Data by third parties for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the websites expressly reserve the right to pursue legal steps in the event of unauthorized sending of advertising information, e.g. spam mails.

2. Security on the Internet
Please, note that in general your data is not protected during transmission on the Internet and therefore can theoretically be viewed and changed by unauthorized third parties. In case of doubt, use our postal address or fax number, to be found in the imprint of the website, to provide us with confidential information.

3. Automatic data collection
In addition to the information you submit to us, we collect, store and process a range of data automatically. We use this information among others to detect possible abuse of the system. Auto-collected data includes:

  • the IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • the called link

4. In the context of your online application, the following data will be collected and processed:

  • Title
  • First given name
  • Surname
  • Street and house number
  • ZIP code and location
  • E-mail address
  • telephone / mobile number
  • Covering Letter
  • Attachment (eg CV, proofs and certificates)

5. Consent to data processing for applications
By submitting the application to us, you expressly agree that Frachtcontor may collect, process and use the data transmitted by you to us solely for the purpose of processing the application. A combination of your data with the automatically collected data (point 3) does not take place.

6. Nondisclosure of data to third parties
Frachtcontor Junge & Co. GmbH is obliged not to make the data accessible to third parties without your consent, unless it serves to defend claims of third parties in a legal proceeding. They are to be extinguished immediately after expiry of the procedure.

7. Retention period of application data
A deletion of your personal application data takes place three months after completing the application process. This does not apply insofar as statutory provisions preclude deletion, further storage is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence or you have expressly consented to a longer storage period.

8. Storage for future job postings
If we are unable to provide you with a current vacancy, but your profile suggests that your application may be of interest for future job postings, we will store your personal application data for a period of twelve months, unless you expressly consent to such storage and use.

9. Access right to application data
Upon written request, we will inform you in accordance with applicable law whether and which personal data about you are stored with us.

If you request Frachtcontor not to use and / or delete your personal data for further contact, then we proceed accordingly. Data, which are absolutely necessary for an order processing or for commercial purposes, are not affected by a termination or deletion.

10. Revocation of consent for applications
You can revoke the given consent at any time:

By letter:
Frachtcontor Junge & Co GmbH
HR Departement
Burchardstraße 8
20095 Hamburg

By email:

11. Privacy Policy for links from third party websites
Our website contain links to other websites. Frachtcontor Junge & Co. GmbH is only responsible for its own contents according to the general laws. For external content, which are provided via links to use, Frachtcontor Junge & Co. GmbH assumes no responsibility and does not endorse their content. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents as well as for damages resulting from the use or non-use of the information, the provider of the website, which is referred to, is liable.

12. Use of cookies
This website uses so-called “cookies”, which serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure – for example, when it comes to speeding up the navigation on our website. In addition, cookies enable us to measure the frequency of page views and general navigation. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system.

Visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ge/ to learn more about how cookies work.

13. Deactivation of cookies

If you use our website, you agree to the use and storage of cookies on your device. You can also view our website without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. The ‘Help’ menu in the menu bar of your browser tells you how to prevent the acceptance of new cookies in your browser, how you set your browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to deactivate cookies completely. Users may block the use of all cookies, but they then block automatically many of the contents and services on our website, so we recommend keeping cookies enabled.

14. Matomo Analytics
Our website uses Matomo Analytics. Matomo uses “cookies”, which enable us to analyze the use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usability analysis purposes, which serves our website optimization. Your IP address will be immediately anonymized during this process so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, in that case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use of the following at any time with a click of your mouse. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, resulting that Matomo does not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, this also means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may need to be reactivated again.


15. Right of information about your stored data with us
At any time you have the right to request information about the data we stored about you, the origin of the data, the recipients of the data, the purpose of the storage. In addition, in accordance with statutory provisions, you have the right to instruct us to correct, block or delete your data. Data, which are absolutely necessary for an order processing or for commercial purposes, are not affected by a termination or deletion.
WIf you have provided us with personal information and would like to know whether and what personal information about you is stored by us, or if you would like information on the use of your data or the correction / blocking / deletion of your data, please contact us by e-mail: datenschutz(at)frachtcontor.de

16. Amendment of the privacy policy
Any future changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this site. You should therefore periodically review them for any changes in our privacy policy.

17. Data Protection Officer for the Frachtcontor Group
Frachtcontor & Co. GmbH
Mr. André Bagehorn
Burchardstraße 8
20095 Hamburg

Phone: +49-40-3000-217
Email: andre.bagehorn(at)frachtcontor.de

Updated: 04/2018