Shipowner, owner and ship manager

Integrated shipowner, charterer, operator

Transport of sensitive and dangerous goods

French flag

Human and passionate

An environmental commitment

The Compagnie MN

The Compagnie MN

Shipowner, owner and ship manager

Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN owns, operates and manages vessels. MN’s activity includes the design, construction, acquisition, management and national and international operation of vessels.
MN offers its clients, the services, performances, experience and listening skills. MN is also duly registered as freight forwarder. MN is backed by the technical and financial strength of the SOGESTRAN group, of which it is a wholly-owned subsidiary, MN joins perfectly in the dynamics of this group.
With over 600 employees and about 200 river and maritime units, SOGESTRAN is a family group based in Havre since 1948. The SOGESTRAN group is specialized in sea transport, river transport, logistics  and service to industries. 
The Compagnie MNGroup presentation

Know how

Military sealift

High value added cargoes

Personnel transportation

Maritime management of specialized vessels

Maritime services for public transport authority

Our fleet

MN recruits

Job opportunities

MN sometimes offers seagoing or sedentary jobs to join the Company’s headquarters. Check our current job offers or send us a spontaneous application



Environment and energy transition

In order to achieve the IMO’s objectives of reducing the global fleet’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 (based on 2018), Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN has committed itself on several sustainable approaches to greening its fleet.

Being awarded the Green Marine Europe label since June 2021, guiding European shipowners towards more virtuous practices on board their ships, MN has also committed itself with the French Maritime Cluster in the creation of an institute for the Maritime Eco-Energy Transition (IT2EM).

In the midst of an energy transition, MN is opening up to projects to decarbonize the fleet, such as the installation of a prototype inflatable wing, in collaboration with Michelin – WISAMO.




Maritime Labour Convention




ISM Code


"Blue Charter" for sustainable and responsible shipping
Charte bleue

Ensuring the well-being of seafarers


Taking concrete action to protect the environment


Ensuring a high level of safety for their vessels

Armateur de France
MN is a member of Armateurs de France the French shipowners association

“Armateurs de France” is the professional organization of the French shipping and marine services industry.

In addition to defending and promoting the interests of French shipowners, it provides information and advice to its members on a daily basis. “Armateurs de France” includes 54 maritime companies among which 1000 operated or controled vessels generate the employment of nearly 16000 seafarers and 6000 sedentaries. “Armateurs de France” intervenes in multiple sectors of the maritime activity:

  • Passengers transport
  • Transportation of goods
  • Harbour services
  • Oceanography and submarine research
  • Installation of submarines cables
  • Offshore activities
  • Supply of sands
  • Assistance and rescue…