Our history and background

September 12th 1988 Strand Shipping AS was officially founded by Stein-Tore Strand. He started his business with knowledge learned through his earlier years at the local shipping companies Villy J. Jacobsen and Meyership.

Lars Petter Storfjord and Mette Hansen joined the company later that same year of 1988.
Lars Øystein Solbakken started working at Strand Shipping in 1998 after working 3 years as a ship agent at Mo Shipping Agency and carrying a degree as an Engineer of Transport Techniques and Logistics.

Tom Engø, former Manager of Meyership, was employed as a ship broker April 3rd 2000 and became Manager at Strand Shipping when Mr. Strand gradually stepped down from both ownership and work, leaving the challenges to the 4 people remaining.

Tommy Skog became our ship agent after he started working here from 1st of February 2001.
March 16th same year Espen Lervik joined our staff as broker. His shipping background is from Johnsen & Bergman A/S and Asbj. W. Christophersen & CO A/S.

Terje Jacobsen strengthened our agency department after the company ’Villy J Jacobsen as’ was merged into Strand Shipping July 1st 2006. In this same change of structure Frode Jacobsen gave precious knowledge to our chartering department.

Laila Holm joined our accounts department in the automn of 2009 and the 9 of us form what today hopefully is well known as ’Strand Shipping as’.

Our boat "Nordsyssel"