Date: 11/30/2016

Experienced manager returns home to Niels Winther Shipping

The Niels Winther Shipping Group, headquartered in Esbjerg with offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus, has appointed Søren Clemmensen as Head of Marine Services starting 1 December.

His responsibilities will include shipping and project cargoes as well as project assignments in the area of oil/gas and wind energy; his return brings with it a great deal of experience to the company where he was originally trained in shipping and later worked for seven years. In addition to his work in the shipping industry, he has gained broad experience at Roland Munch, DONG Energy and not least as a sales manager for the Port of Esbjerg.

"With his knowledge and expertise, Søren has been one of the driving forces in the port's development over the past decade. He is a really talented staff member and I look forward to working with him again", says Managing Director and owner of Niels Winther & Co., Henrik Otto Jensen. "His role will be to support our positive development in offshore, wind and sea as a member of the management team. Our growth is driven by our interactions with our customers and their needs, and Søren has the perfect profile to contribute to that", says Henrik Otto Jensen.

His new key employee is looking forward to returning to his roots in shipping. "I am looking forward to 'coming home' to my dedicated colleagues at Niels Winther; it has been interesting to follow them from the side lines. But I have also had a great time at the Port of Esbjerg where I evolved together with the company—including in its efforts to attract activities in offshore wind energy. Over the years I have done a great many things in operations, and at the port I gained broad experience in the administrative side of things", says Søren Clemmensen. "It fits perfectly with the work at Niels Winther, and now I am familiar with the duties from both sides of the desk. When I was trained here, I was the fifth employee in the company, but now there are 30 employees, so I am looking forward to lending a hand with its continued growth into the future".

Søren Clemmensen has a very large network to draw upon for further development of projects—such as setting up operations in new ports around the world. Amongst other services, Niels Winther & Co. can supply a complete 'plug and play' solution where, broadly speaking, customers can just 'add' their own people and hook up the computer whilst both the paperwork and the practical side of things are sorted out in advance. Niels Winther & Co. is a consolidated company with roots dating back to 1931 and is owned by Henrik Otto Jensen together with Operations Director and partner Michael Lodberg Jensen.

About Søren Clemmensen

  • Originally trained in shipping as an apprentice for Niels Winther & Co., where he worked until 1994
  • Subsequent experience from Falck and Roland Munch
  • Manager at Niels Winther & Co from 1998-2005
  • Employed at the Port of Esbjerg - with a detour to DONG Energy in 2014 - as Sales & Marketing Manager

For further details and comments, please contact:

Henrik Otto Jensen, Managing Director, tel. +45 20 43 39 03, e-mail

Søren Clemmensen, Head of Marine Services, tel. +45 27 87 03 95