Shipbroker and cargo handler in the port of Mo i Rana

One of Norway’s busiest ports with four major berths in the port.

Strand shipping & vertom join forces

February 2nd 2022  -- Shipbroker Strand Shipping AS, located in Mo i Rana, has agreed on a commercial cooperation with Vertom B.V. (hereafter: Vertom Group), located in Rhoon, the Netherlands.

Press Release

Shipping and clearance

As our ships are mildly put ’movable’ to where the market lies. Today our most common freight market stretches from the Norwegian coast to the North Sea, the Baltic and to the Mediterranean. Our agency department can offer ship clearance in the Port of Mo i Rana, but also in other Norwegian ports as well. We have great experience with handling of both bulk and general cargos.


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 Meyehership.

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 autumn of 2009 and the 9 of us form what today hopefully is well known as ’Strand Shipping as’.


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