About d.ship


d.ship was established to provide reliable and cost-effective ocean transportation services to a variety of industries around the globe.

We are a full-service, solution-driven shipping company with the top shipping professionals in the industry.

As a global ocean carrier, we manage and operate a fleet of  multi-purpose vessels designed to support the specialized needs of breakbulk, heavy lift, dry bulk, and project cargo clients.

d.ship complements the Press family’s existing service portfolio in the logistics industry, as both the d.ship and deugro Organization operations are owned by Thomas C. Press. Together, these two entities comprise a global organization with upwards of 1,100 full-time employees in over 40 countries.

The two brands are fully independent in their operations, but their common ownership allows for synergies and additional options for our clients.

Our value proposition is as follows:

  • Highly competitive pricing and tailor-made shipping solutions
  • Best-in-class, modern, and reliable multi-purpose vessels
  • Top technical, operations, and customer service management and support staff around the globe
  • Maximum (24/7) accessibility
  • Innovative and cost-effective, end-to-end solutions
  • Reduced risk, thanks to detailed preparation and flawless execution

At d.ship, we recognize and understand the critical importance of meeting deadlines, shipping schedules, and budgets. Failure to do so is not an option for us. The d.ship business model is largely based on risk reduction and exceeding client expectations.

Welcome aboard!


Former Press operated motor vessel Falkenstein
Former Press operated motor vessel Falkenstein

The Press family has been involved in the logistics and shipping industry for over 90 consecutive years. In the 1920s, Carl Press, Sr. started the family’s legacy in the freight forwarding industry, in Frankfurt, Germany. The company quickly expanded and became one of the leading providers, specializing in logistics for turnkey industrial projects.

In the mid-1970s, the family launched a new endeavor, investing in heavy lift and RO/RO vessels. By 1987, the Press family was managing a diverse fleet of multi-purpose heavy lift vessels, providing liner services from the Mediterranean to Jeddah and other Red Sea ports, as well as regular sailings between France and Algeria.

Continuing the legacy today, Thomas C. Press has established d.ship as a seamless addition to the family’s existing portfolio in the logistics industry, providing highly specialized ocean transportation solutions.

Mission Statement

d.ship offers excellent shipping solutions to a global clientele. Our international team, consisting of some of the best minds in the industry, is strategically located at key trade hubs around the world.

Clients benefit from our own versatile fleet of multi-purpose vessels, solely operated by d.ship, optimizing control over the entire supply chain.

We conduct our business passionately and with maximum efficiency, believe in flawless execution, and strive to exceed our clients’ highest expectations with our services, every day and everywhere.

d.ship is your gateway to a sea full of seamless synergies.

Our Vision

d.ship Vision
  • We are committed to providing innovative, efficient, and tailored shipping solutions.
  • We strive to provide substantial value to our clients.
  • We have passion for what we do and personally identify with our goals and core values.

Our Concept

The Press family has been involved in the logistics business since 1924, primarily focused on project logistics. Now, in response to a recent industry trend whereby two similar product lines—project forwarding and project shipping—have started to diverge, the Press family knew it was the right time to diversify its own portfolio and offer carrier solutions. The d.ship business concept also provides value-added services, such as stowage planning and motion sensing, to meet the full range of shipping needs.

D.SHIP Locations

d.ship Locations

d.ship operates a growing network of offices to swiftly and effectively address today’s demands.  Our offices, strategically located in Houston, Tokyo, Singapore, and Bremen, are staffed with leading industry experts in the areas of chartering, naval engineering, stowage planning, and other related maritime services.

Contact us today at any of the d.ship regional offices listed below to inquire about our world-class services: