Who we are?

Shipbrokers & Chartering Agents

We are a ship brokers and chartering agent in Gothenburg Sweden. Since the sixties we have been providing the Swedish market and Swedish based clients with world wide sea transportation, finding solutions for any kind of cargo and destination.


We serve as a link between the cargo owner and carrier. Trough our experience and good and long relations with selected carriers we quickly understand your needs and thus find the right carrier, department and people that together work out the best solution for your cargo. We stay involved in the whole process from first discussions to booking cargo, overlooking operations, handling documentation and seeing any shipment or project through until its delivery. 


We operate in the dry cargo segment where the northern forest industry has always been our core business, either working directly with the big mill owning companies or via traders. We do other type of bulk cargoes from the Swedish industry as well, such us steel, grains and chemicals. We also have a long experience with project cargoes where we often work closely together with forwarders.


With our office based in Gothenburg we have the advantage of being very close to the maritime industry with a big cluster of forwarders, traders and maritime institutions.

Our history

  • 1961 – Per Kjellén & co was founded by Per Kjellén. Initially the company was mainly involved with Spanish timber importersDuring the 70 & 80s the company was also heavily involved in the container and RoRo business being Agent for Maersk & DFDS among other ship owners. 
  • 1977 – Leif Donnermalm joined the company.
  • 1986 – The company was restructured with the start of Kjellén Chartering AB with Per and Leif as partners, which ment going back to the roots of doing mainly forest products and other bulk commodities with using conventional vessels, mainly together with ship owners Spliehoff who still today remain one of our closest partners.
  • 1996 – Per Kjellén retired and Kjellén Chartering then became a family based company with Leif Donnermalm continuing together with Inger Donnermalm as owners of the company.
  • 2012 – The son of Leif and Inger Ted Donnermalm joined the company, handling most of the chartering activities.
  • 2016 – The company changed the name to Donnermalm Shipping AB better representing the now family based organisation. During the coming years the relation with ship owners Schulte & Bruns/Forestwave navigation grew as a result of a joint cooperation with Spliethoff on the Baltic – Mediterranen trade, and now being one of our closest partners. 
  • 2021 – Leif retired after a long and successful career and Ted took over as owner of the company.

We are proud members of the Swedish shipbrokers association and the Gothenburg shipbrokers association