HISTORY What we believe
Döhle Group originated from Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, which was founded in 1956 in Hamburg by Mr. Peter Döhle as an Agent to Owners („Vertrauensmakler“). In its early years, the company mainly served the owners of coaster vessels who needed an agent ashore to pursue their commercial affairs, including chartering, operation, and accounting. In the course of the 1960s, the first container vessels were ordered and complemented our fleet. It now consists of around 450 ships – mainly container vessels, bulk carriers, multi-purpose vessels, and coasters.
Over the past six decades, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG has continued to grow, building an efficient network of associated companies. This network helps us to offer our customers full scale maritime services. Today, we operate our own vessels as well as part-owned and exclusively managed ships.
The family-owned and managed companies currently employ around 6,800 people, 2,000 employees ashore and 4,800 crew members at sea. This experienced global team includes specialized brokers for individual markets and ships as well as operational and technical experts.