Our culture

Colleagues
you can trust

Working with us

Ultrabulk is a dry bulk operator employing 138 people world-wide and operating a fleet of more than 160 vessels in the Panamax, Supramax, Handysize, MPP and Parcels segments. Ultrabulk is headquartered in Gentofte, just outside of Copenhagen. Ultrabulk is a subsidiary of Ultranav Denmark ApS, which according to Berlingske list ‘Gold1000’, is among the 100 largest companies in Denmark based on annual turnover. And if you look at the transport sector alone, Ultranav Denmark is the 6th largest company in Denmark.

Ultrabulk has 8 offices strategically located all over the world and as part of the large and diversified shipping group Ultranav, we are able to offer our employees exciting opportunities in positions in different countries, in different business units and in different segments. The Ultranav group counts over 4,000 employees.

Via the Ultranav group we have strong connections to South America and Chile in particular, but we also have a long tradition in Danish shipping with roots dating back to 1897 and “Rederiet Myren”, which was originally part of the more commonly known East Asiatic Company (EAC).

When you join us, you join a family

One of the most frequent observations from the candidates we meet at our interviews is this: A warm and welcoming atmosphere from the moment they step inside.

It makes us both happy and proud, and we feel it really captures the culture of Ultrabulk in a perfect way.

We like long and hearty laughs. We like to share stories. We like to celebrate. And we believe that work should be fun and rewarding on a professional level as well as on a personal level.

Our mission to be “a partner you can trust” shines through in our way of being colleagues – by truly caring for one another and work together as a team to reach our goals for the business.

Diversity matters

In our experience an organisation consisting of different cultures, genders and ages enriches the organisation and brings important benefits, including improvements in decision making, problem solving, productivity, innovation and atmosphere, and these will all help us in our constant strive to be a partner you can trust.

Offices in 8 countries

Ultrabulk is an international organisation with offices strategically located all over the world. We are therefore fluent in all time zones as well as MS Teams! Many of our employees have been posted in one of the locations for a period of time, and it is a central part of a traineeship to experience a stay abroad.

Many different nationalities

We are working actively towards creating a diverse and inclusive organisation. On a daily basis, this means that you can find yourself on a trip around the world just by taking a walk in the office. With different nationalities comes also different cultures and languages. At the headquarters in Denmark, Danish and

English are the most used, but you can also often hear Spanish, Thai, German, Philippine and Norwegian spoken around the office.

Each team member contributes to the diversity of the environment by bringing different cultures and languages into their daily work. Shipping is inherently multicultural and Ultrabulk is no exception. This is one of the reasons why we excel at what we do.

The variations in national culture invites for interesting topics to be discussed, and we often learn new intriguing things about each other’s cultures from our different home countries. And so our outlook and understanding of the world is broadened.

Age and experience

We see both ends of the spectrum; trainees and student assistants at the beginning of their career and employees about to reach retirement age. So it is safe to say that our range in both age and number of service years is significant, and we see this as a huge advantage for our business and our atmosphere.

The diversity in age and service years allows for a dynamic work environment where we combine the wonder and outside-in perspective you can have as either a younger person or a new employee with the professional insights and deep experience in a field that a more seasoned employee would possess. We are united in our values and great respect for each other’s competencies.

Gender

The shipping industry has historically been a male-dominated world, but times are changing. The entire industry is working together to get more women to join the great life of shipping, and to support that goal, Ultrabulk committed to the Charter for More Women in Shipping, an initiative launched in 2020 by Danish Shipping. By signing the Charter, Ultrabulk has made a significant commitment towards a more gender balanced organisation and in shipping in general.

Ultrabulk staff in numbers

8

Offices

138

Staff

22

Nationalities

43

Average age

8.6

Average service years

72/28

Men/women (%)

Ultrabulk offices around the world

Part of something bigger

We are all part of the same Ultranav Family

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, harbour tugs, PSVs, AHTS, pusher tugs, barges and pilot boats. Ultranav employs approx. 4,000 people, of which 3,200 are seafarers worldwide. Read more about the Ultranav Group

Ultranav Denmark is owned by Ultranav. Ultranav Denmark is the holding company of Ultrabulk.

Ultrabulk is a drybulk operator, servicing customers within the Panamax, Supramax, Handysize, MPP and Parcel segments. Ultrabulk has 8 offices worldwide, operates a fleet of 150-170 vessels and employs approx. 140 employees. Read more about Ultrabulk

Danish Shipping

Danish Shipping is a trade and employer organisation playing an active role in relation to the authorities and decision-makers nationally and internationally.

Charter for More Women in Shipping

Charter for More Women in Shipping is an initiative aimed at increasing the share of women in Danish shipping companies. The Charter urges companies to focus on gender equality.

WIS-Denmark

WIS is a worldwide network for women in the maritime industry aiming to empower women in the shipping industry and to achieve more diversity and equality in the industry.

Management

Meet the Management Team and the Board of Directors.

Ultranav

Ultrabulk is part of the large and diversified shipping group Ultranav, which was founded in Chile in 1960 by Captain Albert von Appen. Ultranav now has offices in 15 countries.

Specialised services

Special cargo? We are specialists in tailor-made transportation and cargo handling solutions.

How we work

Our teams go beyond borders, so no matter where in the world you are, we are ready to assist on any marine transportation need you have.