Shipping pool

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A shipping pool is a group of similar merchant vessels that are grouped together for administrative purposes. Their earnings are pooled and distributed to the vessel owners according to a prearranged agreement.[1][2]

Shipping pools[edit]

  • A/S Bulkhandling (established during the 1960s)[3]
  • NOROBO (established 1984)[4]
  • NPC/Norwegian Pipecarriers (established 1989)[5]


  1. ^ Packard, W. V. (1995). Shipping Pools. London: Lloyd’s of London Press. 
  2. ^ "Shipping pools: a competition law perspective – sink or swim?"
  3. ^ "Torvald Klaveness", Norsk biografisk leksikon
  4. ^ "Rederier med ny samseilingspool", Aftenposten Morgen 10.09.1985 p. 42
  5. ^ "1989", Farstad shipping