About us

Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of transportation and logistics services within the Roll-on Roll-off (Ro/Ro) segment. Our fleet of Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) sailing in global trade systems combined with our local presence enable us to cater for the specific needs of each customer.

What we do

We offer our customers safe and secure deep sea transportation of Ro/Ro cargo such as cars, high and heavy machinery and breakbulk. Each year, we transport around two million car equivalent units (ceu) as well as other rolling and static cargo. We have experience with a wide variety of cargo and will do our utmost to ensure that you receive the service you and your cargo require.

We also offer logistics services mostly through joint ventures where we have invested in terminals and short sea as well as land-based logistics solutions. This cooperation between companies in the supply chain provides our customers with efficient and flexible cargo handling.

Ownership

Höegh Autoliners Holdings AS is a Norwegian company owned by two shareholders: Leif Höegh & Co. Holdings AS as majority shareholder (61.25 per cent) and A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S (38.75 per cent).

Organisation

Our corporate head office is located in Oslo, Norway but we employ approximately 400 people from 30 nationalities who are working out of 20 offices around the globe. We are organised in four geographical regions, each with its own Regional Head Office. In addition we employ 900 seafarers, mainly from the Philippines and China, through our ship management company Höegh Fleet Services.

Our vessels

Höegh Autoliners operates a fleet of owned and long-term charter PCTCs with capacity ranging from 2 300 to 8 500 ceu. Over the last five years our fleet has undergone a renewal, with many old vessels being phased out and new being built or chartered in. Today the average age of our fleet is around 10 years. You find the complete Fleet List here.

The World’s largest PCTC

In 2015, we take delivery of three in a series of six Post-Panamax vessels in the New Horizon design. The remaining three will be delivered during 2016.

The New Horizon is the world’s largest PCTC with 14 decks, covering an area of 71 400 m2 - the same area as 10 soccer fields - and a carrying capacity of 8 500 ceu. With a 375  tonnes capacity stern ramp, 22 tonnes capacity side ramp, 6.5 meter height on the main deck and five hoistable decks, this new design provides more operational flexibility. Enhanced flexibility, larger capacity and optimised hull and energy efficiency reduce the vessel’s environmental impact and ensure a better service to our customers.

Höegh Autoliners Company Presentation

Our Vision and Values

Our Vision and Values guide our daily work and are the foundation for our company culture.

Our History

Höegh's shipowning history goes back to 1927 and since then the Company has been a pioneer in the international shipping industry.

The Founder

Educated a political economist at the age of 20, Leif Høegh came to be employed in shipping. After shipping practice both in the USA and Norway, he started his own company in 1927, at the age of 31, and emerged as an entrepreneur in oil transportation.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of nine directors elected at the annual general meeting.

Management

Höegh Autoliners' Management Team is situated in the Corporate Head Office in Oslo.

Corporate Governance

Höegh Autoliners Holdings AS owns directly and indirectly companies in several jurisdictions.

Corporate Social Responsibility

In Höegh Autoliners we are committed to uphold a sustainable business model where we support the growing world trade through our service offering.