Capt. Eberhard koch

Österreichischer Lloyd Shipping
Chairman, CEO & Partner

“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.”

At ÖL we are Always Steaming Ahead.

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Internationally RecogniseD

A very broad spectrum of close contacts and an excellent reputation with Principals, Bankers, Suppliers, etc is an indication of the high quality standards of Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei.


Teamwork onboard and likewise in the daily business ashore is a guarantee for excellent performance and operational execution. We therefore ensure to having highly qualified and experienced team players at all commercial, nautical, technical and administrative levels.

Quality Care

The Management consists of commercial, technical and administrative personal controling the fleet with strict safety and budget adherence, pre-maintenance with assistance of our own in-house flying repair group thereby ensuring, short drydockings and minimizing off-hire times, all of which are paramount issues for us. Day-to-day, hands-on involvement by Top Management enhancing the provision of safe optimal operation.

Commercial Management

The majority of our vessels are members of a respective Pool, which in turn, operate most of the Pool-vessels under Time Charters; the remainder of our fleet fall under straight Time Charter to first class European operators. We keep very close personal contact with our charterers through regular visits.