About us Ahlmark lines

Founded in 1847

O. F. Ahlmark & Co was established in 1847 when the founder, Oscar Ferdinand Ahlmark, received permission to operate business in commerce, commission, forwarding and insurance in Karlstad. While Värmland and Karlstad are still the base of the company, O. F. Ahlmark & Co has since developed into a business with operations throughout Europe and more than a thousand employees.

When Oscar Ferdinand Ahlmark started his business in 1847, he could hardly have imagined that he was laying the foundation for the oldest still-operating shipping company in Sweden – and one of the oldest in the world. Now, more than 175 years later, Ahlmark Lines transports about 1 million ton of goods annually throughout Europe.

Over the years, the transport of forest products to the UK has become our core business and a large portion of the Swedish timber exported to the UK is carried on our ships. Our customers also include players in the steel, engineering and other core Swedish industries.

Together with our subsidiaries Jönsson Nova Logistics, Ahlmark Shipping UK and Becoship, we are a fully developed logistics company with services covering the full transport chain.

We know that our customer oriented approach is an important explanation for the often long standing relationships that have developed between ourselves and our customers.

Ahlmark Lines is a financially strong and reliable business partner in any economic climate. We take a long term approach in our business decisions and honour our agreements.