ESL Shipping handles marine raw material transport and related services for the energy and heavy industry sectors. ESL Shipping is the leading dry bulk sea transport company on the Baltic Sea. Furthermore, it provides related services such as loading and unloading at sea.


ESL Shipping Ltd is the leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic region. Our main clients are the power generation, steel and chemical industries to whom we carry raw materials such as coal, iron ore and limestone. ESL Shipping Ltd has been in business 70 years and is a subsidiary of Aspo Plc.

At the end of August 2018, ESL Shipping completed the acquisition of Swedish shipping company AtoB@C Shipping, which has currently 28 vessels in 4,000 and 5,000 dwt segments in its fleet. In June 2019, the combined fleet of ESL Shipping and AtoB@C Shipping consists of 49 vessels with cargo capacity ranging from 3,000 to 56,000 dwt.

"Together we form a strong Nordic shipping company that is customer-driven. It has strong shoulders to build future success determinedly."
- Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director

Our mission is to optimise the supply of raw materials for the various industry sectors. Reliable, safe and flexible deliveries give our customers good possibilities for stock controlling. Effective fleet utilisation combined with just-in-time principle needs a lot of flexibility from all parties but gives in return highly competitive freight rates. 

Experienced crew on board and personnel ashore together with the versatile fleet built for the demanding conditions of the Baltic Sea guarantees our customers quality of service they can rely on in all conditions. Ice-strengthened fleet can safely call at most of shallow drafted ports in the Baltic Region. All ships have cranes on board which enables independent cargo handling both at ports and at open sea.

Read our Sustainability Report 2018 here

Download Sustainability Report 2017 here

Updated 10.06.2019