About us

The Odfjell Group is one of the world leaders in the global market for seaborne transportation and storage of chemicals and other specialty bulk liquids. 

Established in 1914, Odfjell pioneered the development of the chemical tanker trade in the 1950s and the tank storage business in the late 1960s. 

As a leading chemical tanker operator and an integral part of global trade, we carry a great responsibility. We keep safety and sustainability at the core of our every move, and are continuously searching for ways to improve our services and take the best care of our customers, our partners and investors, our staff and our environment. On board and ashore, locally and globally. 

With more than 100 years of operation, we have proven our ability to deliver and succeed in ever changing, highly competitive markets. We are leaning on our strong history when moving forward, and building for a sustainable future. 

Key facts

  • 2963 employees
  • Of these: 1690 seafarers | 690 terminal employees | 383 shipping employees on shore
  • Operating +/- 90 ships
  • 17 offices around the world
  • Eight terminals at key strategic locations: 822 tanks and 3.1 million cbm storage capacity


Key numbers 2017

  • Gross revenue: USD 843 million
  • EBITDA: USD 255 million
  • Operating result: USD 144 million
  • Net result: USD 91 million

Latest stories

The post-war reconstruction

The immediate prime task for Odfjell during the first post-war years was to rebuild the fleet, but this was also a natural time to draw plans for the future.


Odfjell during World War II

Norwegian shipping faced extreme challenges during the war. Fredrik Odfjell made his mark in these tough years for the company and for the country.