The ship operator Claus-Peter Offen (founded in 1971) is based in Hamburg, and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of modern container ship tonnage.
It has 91 container vessels in service; most of them are chartered under long-term contract to leading shipping lines. They are employed in worldwide service.
Since the beginning of 2007, the company operates in the chemical and product tanker market. In the name of the company Claus-Peter Offen Tankschiffreederei (Offen Tankers) eight special-purpose tankers with 36,000 dwt and a further eight with 52,000 dwt were ordered from the Hyundai Mipo yard in South Korea. The vessels were deliverd between 2008 and 2011.
Having ordered four bulk carriers in 2008 the company today also operates in the bulk market. Two ships each were ordered for Claus-Peter Offen Bulkschiffreederei (Offen Bulkers) at the shipyards Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME, South Korea) and Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI, Romania) with a tonnage capacity of 180,000 dwt. The four bulkers were delivered in 2010 and 2011.
The company currently has a workforce of approximately 4,500 people on shore and at sea.
The company’s ships carry no passengers.