Odfjell Tankers is a leading global provider of ocean transportation of bulk liquid chemicals, acids, edible oils and other special products. We are a fully integrated company with in-house functions for chartering, operations and ship management. The headquarters is in Bergen, Norway. In addition Odfjell Tankers has marketing and operational offices at strategic locations on all continents.
The fleet of 96 chemical tankers ranges in carrying capacities from 4,000 to almost 50,000 DWT. Most of the ships are equipped with stainless steel tanks, while some have zinc or epoxy coated cargo tanks. All the ships on the other hand, have fully segregated cargo handling systems ensuring safe and reliable transportation of any commodity. About two thirds of the fleet is owned or under financial leases or otherwise controlled and thus under our own crewing and technical management. The other ships are hired on log-term charters from reliable shipowners or commercially operated in pools with selected partners.
Our customers are trading, distribution and manufacturing companies ranging from small units occasionally in need of single parcel shipments to the big conglomerates requesting seaborne transportation of a magnitude of different products in large volumes. We serve the chemical, food, mining and agriculture industries in worldwide sailing pattern and offer our customers ocean transportation on a spot basis as well as by contracts of affreightment.
The products shipped are mostly organic bulk liquid chemicals, acids, animal fats, edible oils, potable alcohols and clean petroleum products. Some of the cargoes represent hazards as they may be flammable, toxic or corrosive. The ships cargo handling capabilities together with our enhanced safety and security procedures ensure reliable and efficient services.
We offer ocean transportation in all major trade lanes; complemented by regional sailings within Asia, Europe and South America. In most trade lanes we provide regular and frequent sailings and can also offer combined transportation and storage.
Our global organisation gives us the ability to monitor and assist all ships and customers. A dedicated staff of brokers, Ship operators and port captains work around the clock to serve our customers and others operating under the Odfjell Tankers banner.
Odfjell gives great emphasis to safety, being reliable and providing efficient transportation and storage, and is through HSE expectations and programmes committed to high quality, safety and environmental standards.
Odfjell Ship Management is ISM and ISO 14001 certified, and is with the process of achieving Green Passport for all its ships.