ESL Shipping is the leading shipping company transporting dry bulk cargo in the Baltic Sea. We secure raw material transportation for the industry and energy production around the year, even under difficult weather conditions. This makes us an integral part of our customers' logistics chain. We have been in business close to 70 years and are a subsidiary of Aspo Plc.
We are specialized in dry bulk shipments such as iron ore and pellets, coal and limestone as well as fertilizers, grain and dry biofuels, such as wooden pellets.
All of ESL Shipping’s vessels are equipped with cranes to make them independent of the loading and unloading services offered at ports. This makes port visits faster and operations more efficient. In addition, ESL Shipping’s vessels have been designed so that they can work right next to another ship, even in challenging conditions enabling loading and unloading at sea.
ESL Shipping’s vessels of 13,000-56,000 dw-tonnes have been designed so that they can work right next to another ship, even in challenging conditions. They are equipped with sufficiently tall and long-armed cranes to operate effectively and safely.
Large ocean liners cannot access the shallowest ports on the Baltic Sea when fully laden. When unloading, a part of the ocean liner’s cargo is transferred to the hold of an ESL Shipping vessel, which carries the cargo to port.
Our well-fitted vessels are perfect fit for project shipments. In addition to hold cargo, some of our vessels are capable to take cargo to the tanktop. All our vessels are fitted with cranes and are thus able to load and unload without shore equipment. In 2016, for instance, ms Pasila transported building materials for LNG-project in Sabetta, Russian Arctic in harsh winter conditions.
The whole ESL Shipping fleet is ice-strengthened, enabling smooth operations even in difficult ice conditions both in the Baltic Sea and other areas such as Arctic Sea. Only a small number of all the world’s shipping companies are capable of working in Arctic areas.