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Who we are

Ancotrans is a European market leader in container trucking and intermodal transport, standing as one of Denmark’s oldest family-owned and managed companies. With ownership divided between Henrik Steenbjerge (4th generation) and Anne Kathrine Steenbjerge (5th generation, CEO), we are committed to building a truly European Ancotrans network while striving for 100% CO2 neutrality in 2040 (#weareanco).

Our mission is to deliver value to our customers by offering reliable container transport solutions and second-to-none know-how – (#seriouscontainerpower). We focus on long-term objectives that revolve around digitalization, automation, international expansion, and eco-friendly transport.

As a preferred partner to carriers, forwarders, and direct importers/exporters throughout Europe, Ancotrans remains dedicated to providing top-quality container trucking and transport services. Since the 1970s, our primary activity has revolved around container transportation, with a daily rotation of approximately 900 trucks and 2000 chassis covering Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and The Benelux.

At Ancotrans, we never say no to container transport and embrace the challenges that come our way. With our commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly practices, we offer comprehensive container transport solutions that prioritize the environment. Choose Ancotrans for reliable container transportation. And join us in our journey towards a greener and more efficient future.

Quick facts

+415 full-time
1500 daily transports
€135 million turnover
700 sub-contractors
100% climate offset possible

Quick facts

+390 full-time
1450 daily transports
€110 million turnover
700 sub-contractors
100% climate offset possible

A proud history
and heritage

It all began with horse and carriage. In 1882 the founder, Anders Nielsen, offered horse-powered luggage transport to and from the ports of Copenhagen. From there, the business grew, and from 1904 we operated as a trusted contractor for Københavns Frihavns Aktieselskab/Copenhagen’s Freeport. Since then, the company has been passed down from father to daughter and son-in-law, from son to son, and, most recently, from father to daughter.

When Henrik Steenbjerge came into the company in 1969, Ancotrans had a fleet of around fifty trucks and still a few horses in the stable! The trucks transported everything from beer to asphalt. Luckily, Henrik Steenbjerge saw the global tendency towards container transport and, in the 1970s, decided to focus on this niche — a very successful strategy. In 1982, we opened our first office in Aarhus, and in 2008, we opened our first office outside Denmark, Ancotrans GmbH in Hamburg.

Today, Ancotrans has expanded its network and now has offices in Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Aalborg, and Cologne.


  • 1. Generation

    Anders Nielsen begins in 1882

  • 2. Generation

    Carl Steenbjerge* begins in 1917

  • 3. Generation

    Åge Steenbjerge begins in 1933

  • 4. Generation

    Henrik Steenbjerge begins in 1969

  • 5. Generation

    Anne Kathrine Steenbjerge begins in 2003

* Anders Nielsen “only” had a daughter Olga Nielsen, who married Carl Steenbjerge, the Co. in our company name. They had a son Åge Steenbjerge, who inherited Anders Nielsen & Co. from his mother and father.

Our values

At Ancotrans, our enduring presence and success over the centuries are a testament to the power of our values and our employees throughout centuries.

Each value reflects our company’s heart and soul and the commitment of our dedicated team, who have helped create the Ancotrans you see today. They guide our actions and shape how our customers, partners, and employees perceive us.

Our values act as the pillars from which we continuously grow and evolve, serving as our green and yellow guiding stars. They underpin our expertise in container transport, our dedication to eco-friendly solutions, and our commitment to creating a healthy work environment for all our employees.

We are one

We value team spirit and togetherness
We work together regardless of geography and titles
We make each other better

We never give up

We are proud of our fighting spirit
We want to do better tomorrow than we do today
We believe everything is possible – until it isn’t

We take fun seriously

We are informal and easy-going
We like to have fun and release tension
We joke even if there is not much to joke about

We have heart

We care for each other – and for the planet
We treat colleagues, partners, and customers with humility, compassion, and respect
We help when and where we can

We give a damn

We are fair and honest in all interactions
We say what we mean and mean what we say
We make commitments with integrity

Explore our transport services

Ancotrans offers a multitude of container transport services to ensure efficient and secure shipment of your goods. Experience reliable container transportation solutions with our experienced team and modern fleet.

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Discover our sustainable services

The path to reduction begins with improved container transport. With electric trucks, HVO, and Intermodal solutions, we’re dedicated to minimizing environmental impact and aiding your sustainability efforts.

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See our digital services

An efficient journey with optimized digital services. Get better routes and prices, track shipments live, ensure timely delivery, and enjoy transparent logistics.

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