History & Tradition

Originally founded purely as a cement trading company in 1983, BALTRADER transitioned to handling the ever increasing transport volume with self-controlled tonnage in 1986. As a result, today we concentrate solely on shipping cement and related products.

Following our first pneumatic cement vessel, the MV BALTRADER, additional vessels were continuously acquired and converted into specialized cement carriers. BALTRADER currently operates a fleet of nine modern cement vessels with a carrying capacity of 3000 to 6750 t (DWCC).

Milestones in the history of BALTRADER

1995
BRISE, Hamburg, converts the MV "CEMSEA (I)" (formerly "CORAL SEA") into a pneumatic self-discharging cement carrier and returns it to service.
1997
Baltrader KG is formed by the current key partners with the acquisition of the MV "BALTRADER".
1998
The MV "CEMFJORD" (formerly "MARGARETA") returns to service after being converted into a pneumatic self-discharging cement carrier.
2001
The MV "CEMSTAR" (formerly "LISA LEHMANN") returns to service after being converted into a pneumatic self-discharging cement carrier.
2003
The MV "CEMSEA (I)" is sold.
2004
Klaveness acquires a 40 percent stake in the existing ships.
2004
The MV "CEMSEA (II)" (formerly "FLINTERLAND") and MV "CEMSKY" (formerly "TRANSPORTÖR") return to service after being converted into pneumatic self-discharging cement carriers.
2005
The MV "CEMBAY" (formerly "BORNEO") and the MV "CEMLUNA" (formerly "LEA") return to service after being converted into pneumatic self-discharging cement carriers.
2006
The MV "CEMVALE" (formerly "ARKLOW VALLEY") returns to service after being converted into a pneumatic self-discharging cement carrier.
2007
The MV "CEMSOL" (formerly "BARTEN") returns to service after being converted into a pneumatic self-discharging cement carrier.
2009
Klaveness increases their stake in Baltrader KG to 60 percent. The MV "CEMISLE" is converted into a pneumatic self-discharging cement carrier.
2013
Founding of Baltrader Capital GmbH & Co. KG. Acquisition of the Klaveness stake in Baltrader KG and the limited liability capital of the Baltrader fleet. Conversion of the MV "CEMSEA III".
2016
BALTRADER, Hamburg, converts the MV "CEMGULF" into a pneumatic self-discharging cement carrier and returns it to service.