Exploring the Northern Sea Route under the Portuguese flag


Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG is a major shipowner and ship operator in the Portuguese Registry (MAR), with 30 bulk carriers registered under the Portuguese flag.

“Flying the Portuguese flag allows the company to work with a well-established and reliable European flag,” says Arndt Brinckmann of

Historic link between Hansa and Portugal is "a win-win constellation"


Do you know that commercial links between Hamburg and Lisbon date back to the fourteenth century? Or that many of the Portuguese ships headed to India were built with wood traded through the port of Hamburg? The researcher Jens Affeld opens the door to the

Discovering the land of Port - one of the jewels of Portugal


Good is life, but better is the wine 

Written by the acclaimed Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic and philosopher, Fernando Pessoa, these words perfectly describe Port, one of Portugal’s greatest ambassadors.

Port is produced exclusively in the Douro region, an area of 250,000 hectares located in the

Druck auf Flaggenstaaten und Reeder wächst


HANSA 08/2016Schifffahrtskrise, »Brexit« und EU – die Einflüsse auf die Flaggenpolitik sind vielfältig. Brüssel nimmt dabei eine wichtige Rolle ein und erhöht offenbar den Druck, wie zuletzt auf Griechenland. In Deutschland ist man relativ gelassen.  

Margrethe Vestager, EU-Wettbewerbskommissarin, ist die Zahl

EISAP represents international shipowners in Portugal


EISAP aims to provide the most appropriate conditions for the development and future growth of MAR on both the international and national maritime stages. Established in June this year, EISAP is seeking to contribute to the promotion, development and harmonisation of MAR in close collaboration

This is the MAR Technical Commission (TC)


The MAR Technical Commission (TC) is responsible for managing all procedures relating to the registry of ships, including issuing registration certificates. The scope of its Maritime Administration functions includes approving minimum safe manning levels, issuing  respective certificates and supervising the fleet to ensure compliance with