Our vessels average transport of 4 million metric tons of mineral concentrates a year, and our freight routes span the globe – with a particular focus on west coast South America, the Far East, the US Gulf, and Europe (including the Mediterranean and the Black Sea) – resulting in a clientele that is more prepared, more successful, and better connected.


Technology, respect of our clients and our dynamic managing team are the pilars of our company.

  • We use the lasts Maritime Technology & vetting system
  • Ocean Transportation in a safe and cost- effective manner
  • Our operation managers are the hands-on decision makers
  • Always in compliance with IMO Regulations

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Trading Patterns

Horizon trading patterns stem largely from regional trading routes in and out of the west coast of South America. In recent years diversification has resulted in the addition of participation in global trading routes for not only minerals but also other commodities.


Traditionally prime commodities carried were mineral concentrates  which are still the  most important cargoes carried, forming the backbone of the business platform. 

In addition to its traditional trade to Europe, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the United States, Horizon diversified trading patterns  by intensifying its focus on cargoes within the Pacific Basin with destinations in the Far East and India. 

Furthermore, Horizon developed coastal trades from west coast South America to west coast Mexico and North Pacific.

Horizon is naturally growing with their longstanding clients and diversified  trading activities in which  is constantly adding new commodities and trading patterns to Horizon's portfolio. 

Our commitments

To Excellence


Horizon Shipping insist on honesty, integrity and fairness in all aspects of our business and we expect the same in our relationships with all those with whom we do business. Horizon Shipping employees must avoid conflicts of interest between their private activities and their part in the conduct of company business. Employees must also declare to their superior any situation that may endanger the objectivity to act in line with the interests of Horizon Shipping. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate.

Long-term profitability is essential to achieve our business goals and to our continued growth. It supplies the necessary resources for the continuing investment required to renew and develop our fleet and services, in order to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. Without a strong financial foundation, it would not be possible to fulfil our responsibilities with our stakeholders. Horizon Shipping support free enterprise. We seek to compete fairly and ethically and within the framework of applicable competition laws.

Horizon Shipping is committed to the protection of the environment and supports the precautionary principle by avoiding materials and methods posing environmental and health risks as far as reasonably practicable. We run our business operations in accordance with internationally recognized environmental management standards as a minimum and aim for continuous improvement of our environmental awareness. We work towards a continual drive to reduce air emissions and prevent damage to the marine environment in a lifecycle perspective.
Horizon Shipping encourages a safe, clean and open work environment. Harassment or behaviour that may be perceived as threatening or disrespectful is unacceptable. The Company prohibits discrimination against employees, shareholders, directors, customers and suppliers on account of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social origin. All employees shall assist in creating a work environment free from such discrimination. Workplace diversity at all levels is encouraged. All persons shall be treated with dignity and respect and they shall not be unreasonably interfered with in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. At Horizon Shipping we place safety first in everything we do, every single day and around the clock. Safety is part of Horizon Shipping mind-set. Horizon Shipping has a systematic approach to health and safety management in order to achieve continuous performance improvement.