The company

Who we are

Jacob – The Shipping Group

The roots of Jacob – The Shipping Group can be traced back to the Ernst Jacob shipping company, which was founded in Flensburg in 1955. In the year 2000, Jacob Tankschiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG was established as an operative branch in Hamburg to complement the shipping company.

As a full-service tanker owner and manager, our excellent customer relations, the highest levels of safety in all areas and a corporate strategy based on healthy growth are matters close to our heart. With that in mind, we put our faith in our experienced, well-coordinated team of employees, who have an excellent understanding of their craft. Their day-to-day personal commitment is the stable foundation of Jacob Shipping.

„Jacob – it is not just a company; it is a matter of the heart.“
Gert Köhler, Fleet Manager

Highly flexible. Perfectly networked. Always in operation for you.

Shipping in our hearts – since 1955

Stability and responsibility have always been top priorities for us and our partners. In this respect, the past, present and future are connected by a clear link that gives rise to an established mindset: everything we do, we do with passion. And we take responsibility for it.


Founding of the Ernst Jacob shipping company with the steamer „Schwennau“

Founding - February 1955


Entry into bulk shipping with the MS „Babette Jacob“

October 1972


Entry into tanker shipping with three tankers: „Gertrud Jacob“, „Erika Jacob“, „Dirk Jacob“

June 1976


Ernst Jacob becomes one of the ten biggest German shipping companies

September 1980


Founding of Jacob Tankschiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

August 2000


Formation of Jacob Panamax Tanker Pool GmbH & Co. KG as a subsidiary of Jacob Tankschiffahrtsgesellschaft


60th anniversary of the Ernst Jacob shipping company, with over 440 employees

February 2015


Consolidation of the two company locations Flensburg and Hamburg at our new office in Hamburg, Katharinenstraße