About us

Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of transportation services within the Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) 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 RoRo 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 tailor made logistics solutions through Autotrans Logistics, saving cost and time in their supply chain. This cooperation in the supply chain provides our customers with efficient and flexible cargo handling.


Höegh Autoliners ASA is a Norwegian Public Limited Liability Company with majority shareholders being Leif Höegh & Co. Holdings AS and A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S. Please refer to our Shareholder page to see a list of our largest shareholders. 


Our corporate head office is located in Oslo, Norway but we employ approximately 375 people from 30 nationalities who are working out of 16 offices around the globe. In addition we employ around 1250 seafarers, through our crewing offices in the Philippines and China.

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 took delivery of two in a series of six Post-Panamax vessels in the New Horizon design. The remaining four were 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  tonne capacity stern ramp, 22 tonne 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.

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

Leif Høegh was characterized by entrepreneurial determination and a tremendous working capacity, coupled with an ability to delegate authority. At the age of 31 he started his own company and emerged as an entrepreneur in maritime transportation.

Board of Directors

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


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

Corporate Governance

Distribution of authorities, roles and responsibilities is managed through the Corporate Governance Policies for Höegh Autoliners ASA which define corporate governance principles for the company, i.e. the governing mechanisms between the owners (shareholders), the board of directors and the management.