About Us

We are the specialist shipping agent on the Humber with customers worldwide.

In 1897, John Carlbom, the great-grandfather of our current chairman, founded John Carlbom & Co to safeguard the interests of ship owners, charterers and cargo parties trading to the Humber. Over 100 years later and Carlbom Shipping Ltd is still an independent, family-owned business looking after the interests of vessels and cargo owners using the River Humber and the ports of Immingham and Grimsby.

24/7 Support

Office and staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Customer Satisfaction

Regular customer reviews ensure our service is meeting their needs

Customers Worldwide

Worldwide contact base on the Humber and Internationally

The Carlbom Difference

At Carlbom Shipping we pride ourselves in providing a high personal and individual service with a hands-on approach across the business. 

  • A loyal and experienced team looking after the interest of customers’ needs in the Humber
  • Dedicated agent appointed to each ship’s call, provide continuity and a single point of contact for our clients
  • Regular customer reviews ensure our service is meeting their needs
  • Proactive monitoring of vessels at all stages of their journey
  • Wide contact base on the Humber and Internationally 
  • Efficient turnaround of vessels and cargo 
  • Office and staff availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year

Whilst ships agency is the company’s core business, handling in excess of 15 million tonnes of cargo annually, we are also able to provide stevedoring, crew management and also logistics and warehousing. 

With the developments of new industries in the regions such as wind farms, our position, experience and contacts make us ideally placed to provide services to offshore vessels and handle the logistics required for biomass shipments in the new generation of Green Energy power stations. 

Carlbom Shipping Ltd’s continual development underlines its commitment to demands of its principals and the shipping industry. 

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