Fueled by purpose

RABN is an independent and privately-owned modern shipping company, providing a well-equipped fleet for trading all over Baltic and also the North Sea. We exist to improve our customers’ business by delivering their cargo with our qualified and highly motivated crews, who are always ready to make an extra effort to meet your exact needs.

We are fueled by purpose. At RABN, we leave nothing halfway.

Our journey

RABN was founded in 2009 with an adventurous spirit and a visionary objective to make a difference in the field of maritime industry.

We were two captains with an ambitious mindset, who found themselves in front of a vast opportunity: to make their dreams come true. That time, it wasn’t the easiest days for the shipping industry, but Antti Partanen and Johan Liljeström decided to jump at the change and RABN – which stands for Rederi AB Nathalie – was founded.

Our company was named after our first vessel mv Nathalie, which happens to be also the very first ship in which we served together back in the days. Today, we proudly provide high-quality tonnage for our customers with a fleet of 5 units, in size ranging from 3000 to 5000 DWT (deadweight ton).

We strive to be the best possible employer for our talented crews, who are the cornerstone of our company. Our success is built on the performance and devotion of our people.

To maintain our vital and relevant status in the shipping industry, we think it takes a result-oriented attitude, perseverance and never settling. The only way is forward.

We are fueled by purpose

We are a tight-knit community of modern time shipping experts. Our talented people are here for you to make sure your logistics run smooth.

Open-minded thinking

We’re here to rethink. We don’t focus on the problem, we seek solutions and opportunities instead. Broadening our horizons and thinking outside the box is what we are in for.


We take pride in our responsible and sustainable culture. We think people are our most valuable asset and we strive to support one another.


We embrace clear and open communication. We see honest dialogue as the key to a successful future.

“It feels good to be appreciated. RABN has always been a bit more than just a job.”

– Einar Kotka, captain

Our fleet


LOA: 82,40 m
BEAM: 11,50 m
GT: 2163
DWT: 3086
DRAFT: 5,20 m


LOA: 87,96 m
BEAM: 12,50 m
GT: 2561
DWT: 3279
DRAFT: 5,20 m


LOA: 89,80 m
BEAM: 13,60 m
GT: 2774
DWT: 4135
DRAFT: 5,71 m


LOA: 100,27 m
BEAM: 15,30 m
GT: 3998
DWT: 5140
DRAFT: 6,50 m


LOA: 95,32 m
BEAM: 13,35 m
GT: 3164
DWT: 5019
DRAFT: 5,714 m