Founded as Höegh Ugland Auto Liners in 1970 as a joint venture between Leif Höegh & Co. and Ugland. Following the purchase in 2000 of Ugland's share by Leif Höegh, the company was renamed Höegh Autoliners in 2005. In 2008 the car carrier fleet of A.P. Moller was purchased with A.P. Moller becoming a minority shareholder.