Welcome to the Beluga Group

Freight traffic in international waters is increasing at a substantial pace. Equipment and industrial goods are getting more and more complex. The cost of transportation has become a significant factor for the competitiveness of manufacturers of industrial goods and engineering companies. Globalisation has given rise to maritime transport providers able to meet the constantly growing demands and offer attractive service packages. We are specialists and your reliable partner when it comes to sound, tailored transportation solutions for project and heavy-lift cargo.

Welcome to the Beluga Group!

We invested in a growing market at an early stage. Since the establishment of the company in 1995 we have been undergoing dynamic development. We direct the Group’s worldwide activities from our headquarters in Bremen, a location with a long tradition. Proximity to clients around the globe is guaranteed by our extensive network consisting of branch offices and long-standing partnerships.

The focus of our thinking and action is on maintaining the highest level of service quality. We set standards in project and heavy-lift cargo shipping. Beluga’s highly modern vessels have high-performance cranes, adjust­able tweendecks as well as engines enabling a fast service speed. The ships of the next generation will go into operation in 2009, equipped with cranes having a combined lifting capacity of up to 1,400 tons. By the end of 2010, the Beluga Group’s efficient fleet will comprise 75 vessels.

We respond to market changes and demands with foresight, always keeping a finger on the pulse of current developments. Our customers profit from that. However, what would visions be without the people who implement them? Our team consists of highly motivated experts on shore and at sea. We develop individual solutions reliably and quickly and bring your cargo safely to its destination.

Convince yourself of the Beluga spirit.

Vita Niels Stolberg (President & CEO)


Born in Brake/Unterweser, married, three children


Graduation from University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven, Nautical Faculty with Master Mariner Certificate for deep-sea navigation and as Industrial Engineer for Maritime Transportation


Foundation of the Beluga Shipping GmbH in Bremen


Bremen Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 (ASU/BJU)
Entrepreneur of the Year 2006 (Ernst & Young)



Niels Stolberg, President and CEO, Beluga Shipping GmbH