About Marine Brokers

Marine Brokers A/S was established in 1961 in Oslo Norway and has been family owned and operated since the beginning. The Company does consultancy and advisory for the shipping industry, participate in limited partnerships and more.

Ivaran Lines

Erik Holter-Sørensen is the former CEO and President of Ivaran Lines, a containership line that served Europe, U.S. East coast and Gulf, Mexico, Caribbean and South-America since 1925. He is also the architect behind M.V. “Americana”, a container-passenger ship that could carry up to 88 passengers in first-class accommodations for up-to 8 week cruises to real working container ports. Carrying passenger meant that the vessel got berth priority at very congested ports in Brazil.

AmericanaAmericana
The vessel first served on U.S. East coast service to South-America, but was later moved to U.S. Gulf service where her capacity of some 1.120 teus was better utilized. “Americana was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea in 1988.

Mr. Holter-Sørensen retired from Ivaran Lines in 1998 when the line was sold to C.P. Ships (Canadian Pacific), and at which time he reiterated his old company, Marine Brokers, where he continues doing consulting and advisory for the maritime industry, incl investments and partnerships.

Peder Holter-Sørensen – Managing Consultant

Peder Holter-Sørensen
Mr. Peder Holter-Sørensen holds a Master of Business and Economics degree with an emphasis on Shipping Management from the Norwegian School of Management. He has 20 years experience in liner shipping, supply chain, operations, customer service, sales & marketing, agency work, consultancy, finance and lending, accounting and executive management. He has been the Manager since 2004 and Managing Consultant since 2010.

Erik Holter-Sørensen – Chairman

Erik Holter-Sorensen
Mr. Erik Holter-Sørensen  is the founder of the company and has more than 50 years experience in liner shipping and executive management. Specialized in container shipping world wide.