Ultranav is a privately owned shipping company with offices in 15 countries. Through eleven business units, we operate in five market segments: Oil, gas, dry bulk, coastal trades, and towage & offshore. We operate a fleet of gas and chemical carriers, tankers for crude oil and clean petroleum products, bulk carriers, feeder container ships, multipurpose vessels, harbor tugs, PSVs, AHTS, pusher tugs, barges and pilot boats.
Ultranav key figures
Staff & crew
Deep sea vessels
Tugs & offshore vessels
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A History of Growth
Started Shipowning activities. Building our first ship, the very small “Ultragas”.
Built first tugboat.
Regional Trade in clean petroleum products in Chile.
New liner service between Chile and Brazil.
Sven von Appen took over management of the Ultranav group.
South American dry bulk operations in coastal trades.
Entered the offshore support business.
International diversification through partnerships in Peru and Argentina.
Regional expansion of chemical and panamax tanker operations.
Product tanker operations became regional.
Acquisition of international LPG fleet.
Went global in the dry bulk segment.
Added Aframax tanker operations.
Expanded product tanker operations.
Merged tug and offshore operations in Latin America with Ultranav.