SINCE 1982

Shipbrokers, Valuers, Marine Consultants


About us

Entrusted independent shipbrokers since 1982, focusing on RoPax, RoRo, Cruise and Hi-Speed markets we work to accelerate your success on the shipping arena and provide you with unparalleled access to the market through our network, knowledge and good name. Your business will gain a trusted partner to lead your process from beginning to end. Whether it’s sale and purchase, chartering, valuations or market analyses; your success is our business. We don’t ring our bell until you do.

Our mission


Our mission

Our mission at Brax Shipping is to engage and interact with our clients and make sure together as a team we can reach all the way. Our vision is to leave a positive footprint and we aim for long lasting business relations.

Through the years, Brax Shipping has developed a well-established network of ship owners, ship yards, shipbrokers, naval architects and financing institutions. Our track record when it comes to finding solutions is a sign of our aptitude and professionalism.

We are a NOW organization which means we aim to go above and beyond, no matter what the scope is. Brax Shipping conduct our work with the highest integrity and transparency, always with a swift turnaround.

The future


The future

Environmentally we are taking action for the future by promoting and adopting environmentally friendly solutions including renewable and sustainable energy sources.

Together with other business partners we are developing new and exciting projects in order to minimize our “sea print” on the ocean.

As a company we embrace the 17 UN sustainability development goals and involve the same in our daily work and procedures.


Our Offer

S&P & chartering

Sale and Purchase as well as Chartering is our core business, our focus is the segments RoRo, RoPax Ferries, High Speed and Cruise ships…

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With experience from participation in previous new building projects and confident in our…

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When performing a valuation, we look at the details. We value each ship on her own parameters and history….

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Market reports

In combination with valuations or separately we perform market reports tailored to our clients’ specific needs…

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Our team

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Lars Hallengren

Broker / Managing Director

Lars Hallengren, Managing Director and Partner, is a Master Mariner, also having studied Industrial Marketing. He has previously sailed as Second and Chief Officer. In 1996 he continued his career ashore, adding experiences as Head of Operations and as Director of a ship brokerage to his résumé. Lars was recruited to Brax Shipping in 2008.

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Max Wilhelmson Thörn


Max is a Master Mariner who has sailed as a Chief Officer. In 2017 Max took an advanced diploma in ship sale and purchase with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and completed his internship with Brax Shipping. He has also worked for Maersk Line at the Scandinavian HQ before once again returning to Brax as a broker in 2019.


Tebogo Mabiletsa


Tebogo Mabiletsa holds a MSc in Maritime Affairs where he specialised in Shipping Management & Logistics. Previously he worked as a head of operations within a transport & logistics company he co-founded in South Africa. In February 2022 he joined Brax Shipping as a trainee broker to challenge himself and deepen his knowledge and perspective on shipbroking and shipping at large. Excited about the opportunity he looks forward to exploring what lies ahead and develop his skills with the intention of being well-versed with the industry.

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Josefine Ågren


Josefine Ågren holds a Bachelor in Shipping and Logistics and has sea-going experience from companies such as Stena Line and Transatlantic. Previously she worked as an area manager within the CMA CGM group in France, and in August 2016 Josefine was recruited to Brax Shipping.


Hermann Voss


Hermann Voss, trainee, at his second year pursuing a bachelor’s in economic & leadership. He is new to the industry but looks forward to the time ahead. He also takes the exam in introduction to shipping and ship sales & purchase at ICS.

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Johan Brax


Johan Brax, Chairman and Senior Partner, holds a Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration. He joined Brax Shipping in 1995 after having launched Braxinvest’s activities in Poland.

Brax Shipping


Brax Shipping was founded in 1982 by Mr. Sven-Olof Brax.
Sven-Olof is a Sea Captain and a Master of Economics and Business Administration. He has experience from many years at sea, as well as from positions as Marketing and Operations Manager and Managing Director within Johnson Line, Transatlantic, Thunrederierna and the Johansson Group.