Frachtcontor Capital
Frachtcontor Capital
FRACHTCONTOR CAPITAL is a highly specialized Hamburg-based deal originator focusing on sourcing capital for the green transition of the maritime industry and facilitating sustainable shipping opportunities for institutional investors.

Mobilizing Capital For A Sustainable Maritime Industry

Frachtcontor Capital was established in 2017 as the finance entity of the leading German shipbroker, Frachtcontor Junge & Co. GmbH founded in 1905. Today we have grown into a maritime deal originator and a trusted advisor to exclusive institutional investors and asset managers allocating capital for energy-efficient maritime projects.

‘Blue Marjan’ – one of 40 sustainable inland waterway barges from Concordia Damen

Frachtcontor Capital developed this innovative transaction in which Concordia Damen signed a contract with institutional investors to build 40 eco-friendly dual fuel inland waterway barges chartered by Shell and operated by the VT Group/Marlow.

Our Culture

We are a purpose-driven company. Our purpose is to mobilize capital for sustainable shipping projects driving the green transition of the maritime industry.

We want to be the future leader in our field of business – providing shipowners and industrial end-users with expanded access to exclusive institutional investors looking to decarbonize shipping.

Our values guide our daily work and inspire us to stay true to who we are and who we want to be tomorrow.

Trust & Responsibility

We lead by example by striving for sustainability in all our actions, and we are committed to build long-lasting relationships based on trust, responsibility, and integrity.


Encouragement & Collaboration

We are encouraged to collaborate with our global network bringing all our financial resources, knowledge, and expertise into play. We strive to facilitate cross-sectorial and innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships, which will get us to where we need to be by 2030.

Sustainability is at the top of our agenda and fully integrated into our strategy, purpose, and culture. Our approach provides long-term sustainable value and has a positive impact on the green transition of the maritime industry, the society and people in countries where our projects are developed.

Our contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and focus primarily on these six goals in our intent to help drive shipping’s decarbonization:

Sustainable Development Goals | Goal 7
Sustainable Development Goals | Goal 8
Sustainable Development Goals | Goal 9
Sustainable Development Goals | Goal 13
Sustainable Development Goals | Goal 14
Sustainable Development Goals | Goal 17

2023 IMO GHG Strategy

We are committed to support the revised IMO 2023 GHG Strategy which aims to achieve net-zero GHG emissions from international shipping by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008, with a commitment to adopt alternative zero and near-zero GHG fuels by 2030 and indicative check-points for 2030 and 2040.


We understand the increasing challenges associated with financing the shipping industry’s green transition. With our team’s deep experience in shipping, banking, and finance, we know how to match lenders with potential maritime transactions, aiming to ultimately help bridge the industry’s long-term capital gap.


We build on the remarkable heritage of the Frachtcontor Group’s success and global presence within the maritime industry. The long legacy ensures extensive access to energy majors, commodity traders, and industrial end-users, which, together with the increasingly strong collaboration across the Group, creates maximum value for all.


We identify, develop, and execute maritime energy-efficient projects which reflect institutional investors’ lending practices.

We are the senior maritime advisors to MEAG, who are managing the assets of Munich Re and ERGO. MEAG is one of the world’s largest asset management companies with more than € 320 billion in assets under management. Our advisory role furthermore includes US Dollar Funding from select US Pension Funds.

We collaborate with the Swiss-based Blue Ocean Capital Ltd. and Solas Capital AG to develop the origination of sustainable transactions for European ports and the European port-related infrastructure.


We provide leading shipowners and industrial end-users with expanded access to long-term debt finance for next-generation new-builds and low-carbon vessels, enabling the decarbonization of fleets and port-related infrastructure.

Meet the team

Our team exists to create a sustainable maritime industry.

Headquartered in Hamburg our purpose-led international team comprise of specialized professionals and experts with a multi-disciplinary skillset and deep experience in ship finance, banking, sustainability, renewable energy industries, chartering, and commercial as well as technical management.

Contact us

Our headquarters are located in Hamburg, and we have offices in New York and Dubai as well.
You can reach us right here:

Frachtcontor Capital, Hamburg


Repr. Office
Jumeirah Business Centre 3
Office 3107 • Cluster Y • Jumeirah Lake Towers • UAE

New York

Repr. Office
New York • USA

Jesper Clausen
Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Frachtcontor Capital Partners GmbH, Hamburg
Jesper Clausen

Jesper Co-Founded Frachtcontor Capital with Frachtcontor Junge & Co. in 2017. Prior to founding the company, Jesper was CEO of V. Ships Financial in Monaco for a decade.

Jesper is a highly experienced professional in Shipping & Finance. Throughout his career he has accumulated a unique network of trusted relationships with international leaders, board members, owners, and top executives. His network and passion for ship finance inspire and connect people, driving them to create value for all.

Phone:+49 (0) 40 3000-471
LinkedIn: Jesper Clausen
Stefan Zinecker
Director, Frachtcontor Capital Partners GmbH, Hamburg
Stefan Zinecker

Stefan joined Frachtcontor Capital in 2023. Prior to Frachtcontor Capital, Stefan was Director of a German financial investment company and Head of Business Development at Zeaborn in Hamburg.

After 19 years in banking, where he led the shipping business for the Nordic region at HSH Nordbank, he became Managing Director of a shipping company owned by a US Private Equity firm in New York.

Phone:+49 (0) 40 3000-517
LinkedIn: Stefan Zinecker

Thore Schiller
Managing Director, Capital Partners GmbH & Co and Managing Director, Frachtcontor Junge & Co. GmbH, Hamburg
Thore Schiller

Thore joined Frachtcontor in 2016. He is a fully qualified lawyer and has a Master’s degree in Shipping Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cape Town. He started his career with Allianz Marine & Aviation AG – rising to the position of Head of Marine Hull Claims & Cargo Subrogation Germany.

Before joining Frachtcontor he worked for a leading marine insurance broker as Claims Director, Group Compliance Officer and General Legal Counsel.

LinkedIn: Thore Schiller

Johana Gutierrez
Sustainability Lead, Frachtcontor Capital Partners GmbH, Hamburg
Johana Gutierrez

Johana joined Frachtcontor Capital in 2019. She has a Master’s degree in International Business & Sustainability from Hamburg and is certified in Sustainable Finance from Frankfurt.

She has worked as Market Research Analyst with Statista, Germany and started her career with The Water Fund of Cucuta, Colombia where she played a key role in designing strategies for public-private partnerships for the Fund.

Phone:+49 (0) 40 3000-516
LinkedIn: Johana Gutierrez
Jacob Christian Pedersen
Managing Director, Frachtcontor Tanker Brokers GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
Jacob Christian Pedersen

Jacob joined Frachtcontor Tanker Brokers in 2019. As Managing Director for Frachtcontor Tanker Brokers he collaborates closely with Frachtcontor Capital.

Prior to joining the Frachtcontor Group he was Chartering Manager for Prime International Limited in Malta and for more than eight years, he was with Maersk Brokers in Copenhagen.

Phone:+49 (0) 40 3000-537
LinkedIn: Jacob Christian Pedersen
Malte Stark
Director, Frachtcontor Tanker Brokers GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
Malte Stark

Malte joined Frachtcontor Tanker Brokers in 2002. As Director for Frachtcontor Tanker Brokers he collaborates closely with Frachtcontor Capital.

With more than 20 years in the Frachtcontor Group, Malte has garnered a wealth of expertise in various aspects of the shipping industry. His comprehensive knowledge spans across tanker chartering, ship management and project management making him a trusted authority in his field.

Phone:+49 (0) 40 3000-310
Pernille Sofie Wandel-Petersen
Associate Corporate Strategy & Sustainability, Frachtcontor Capital Partners GmbH, Hamburg
Pernille Sofie Wandel-Petersen

Pernille joined Frachtcontor Capital in 2022, coming from a senior position at the Danish Management Society, Denmark’s leading network for Industry Leaders and Politicians.

Her long career also embraces more than 15 years in shipping starting at the Peter Döhle Group in Hamburg and moving to The East Asiatic Company (EAC Shipping) in Copenhagen where she was Manager for Sale & Purchase.

Phone:+45 (0) 51508418
LinkedIn: Pernille Sofie Wandel-Petersen
Human Assurance Manager

Saga joined Frachtcontor Capital in 2019. She is a specialist in cross-sectorial partnerships and in 2020, she was appointed Human Assurance Manager of the Frachtcontor Group.