Skuld Copenhagen 100 years: 1918 - 2018

Published: 7 March 2018

Skuld Copenhagen celebrates 100 years

Skuld started as a Scandinavian P&I Club in 1897. In 1918, Skuld set up its first local Copenhagen office in Amaliegade, which at the time was close to the offices of many Danish steamship owners. In addition to Danish members, the office serviced Skuld members from Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Over the years, Skuld Copenhagen has taken part in Skuld's unique development from a traditional Scandinavian P&I Club to a leading worldwide diversified marine insurer. Many changes have been made to meet new challenges in shipping as well as the evolving needs of our members.

100 years down the road, Skuld Copenhagen is still the only International Group (IG) P&I club with local presence in Denmark. In addition to P&I, we offer H&M and a full range of other marine insurance covers to the shipping and offshore industry in Denmark and beyond. Our office is a dedicated team of 25 people located in Hellerup, the present shipping hub of Denmark, by the sea just North of Copenhagen city centre. We believe in being close to our members, offering our local service while at the same time supporting our members globally through Skuld's worldwide network of offices, correspondents and surveyors.

Skuld Copenhagen is ambitious and ready to provide the service and competence which our members can rely on also for our next century.

The future has just started


1897 Skuld is founded in Oslo, Norway and is the first non-UK P&I Club
1918 Skuld Copenhagen opens as Skuld's first office outside Norway, serving Denmark, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland
1924 Skuld Copenhagen shares office with Danish Defence Club
1940-45 Skuld Copenhagen remains open throughout World War II
1981 Skuld becomes a full member of IG
1988 Skuld Copenhagen becomes responsible for the Turkish market
2001 Skuld offers comprehensive cover for charterers and traders
2008 Skuld offers offshore cover via Skuld Offshore
2011 Skuld launches Skuld 1897, a syndicate at Lloyd's, London
2011 Skuld Copenhagen acquires Danish Defence Club
2012 Skuld is "A" rated by Standard & Poor's
2013 Skuld offers tailormade fixed and yacht covers
2016 Skuld acquires Skuld Marine Agency (SMA) and today offers H&M from both SMA and Skuld 1897 at Lloyd's
2016 Skuld Copenhagen moves to Strandvejen 58 at Tuborg Havn in the Danish shipping hub, Hellerup


Directors of Skuld Copenhagen

1918-1946   Greve C. Ahlefeldt-Laurvig 1946-1970   Andre Major Sørensen 1970-2000   Hans Levy 2000-2009   Anders Ulrik 2009-2017   Helle Lehmann Since 2017  Krester Krøger Kjær

 Service and competence you can rely on