„To be successful at sea, you must respect its nature“

Tom Jacob, Managing Director Jacob

Welcome to Jacob

Jacob – The Shipping Group holds together all the threads involved in tanker shipping: thanks to the close interaction between the Ernst Jacob shipping company, family-run for three generations and the Jacob Tankschiffahrtsgesellschaft tanker shipping company, founded in 2000, we have the entire maritime services portfolio covered in terms of responsible and sustainable ownership and management of tankers – from sale & purchase to building supervision for newbuildings, procurement, employment, insurance, maintenance, repairs and the appointment of qualified crews. In addition, with its own revenue pool for Panamax/LR1 tankers, the Jacob Panamax Tanker Pool (JPTP), Jacob – The Shipping Group provides the platform for competitive use and tailored operation of the ships. The service portfolio is rounded off with accounting and controlling.

The company

A partner you can rely on – Jacob Shipping has been safely and successfully navigating the waters of international sea shipping since 1955.


The fleet

Set a course for success: the modern Jacob Shipping fleet is in operation worldwide – will you be next to benefit from it?


The services

Tanker shipping? Jacob. We are your one-stop shop and cover all the areas of activity necessary in ship operation.


A summary of our services

Technical Management

Everything from a single source – that is our philosophy at Jacob Shipping. It means that we offer our clients all-round support in terms of technical management and – if you desire – keep a tight hold of the various threads.

Commercial Management

We see the main task of Jacob Shipping as being responsible and sustainable ownership and management of ships. Perfectly controlled processes, maximum safety and yield, and continuous availability paired with total reliability are what characterise commercial management by Jacob.

Jacob Panamax Tanker Pool

In 2007, Jacob Tankschiffahrtsgesellschaft established the Jacob Panamax Tanker Pool (JPTP). Initially with five Panamax/LR1 tankers, the fleet was soon expanded. At times, as many as 12 tankers were in operation.