Star Shipping

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Grieg Star Shipping AS
HeadquartersBergen, Norway
Area served
Key people
Tom Rasmussen(CEO)
ParentGrieg Group

Star Shipping was a shipping company based in Bergen, Norway that in 2008 operated 60–70 vessels with a total of 3 million deadweight tonnes.[1] It was founded in 1961 a joint venture between Grieg Group and Masterbulk.[2] The main area of co-operation was in industrial transport of forest products with 50 open hatch ships. It also operated 20 handysize and handymax bulk carriers as well as two container ships, and was the operator of Squamish Terminals in British Columbia, Canada.[1] The ships were owned by the two parent companies.[2]

The company's open hatch ships were also well-suited for carrying containers and in the early 1970s Star Shipping provided strong competition with established container shipping lines on some routes.[3]

In 2009 the two companies demerged the Star Shipping business with the Grieg Group keeping the business name as Grieg Star Shipping.[4] The Canadian terminal operations also remained with Grieg.[5] In 2017 Grieg Star formed a new joint venture pool with Gearbulk named G2 Ocean, consisting of some 130 bulk carriers.[6]


  1. ^ a b Star Shipping. "Star concepts". Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
  2. ^ a b Fearnley Consultants AS; Global Insight; Holman Fenwick & Willan (February 2007). "Legal and Economic Analysis of Tramp Maritime Services" (PDF). Brussels: European Commission. pp. 270–271. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ Baily, Michael (21 September 1972). "Container groups face cut-price war from bulk carriers". The Times (58585). London. p. 17.
  4. ^ "A maritime powerhouse". Norway Exports. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ Sturdy, Jordan (27 April 2016). "Squamish's connection to the world". The Squamish Chief. Squamish BC, Canada: Glacier Media Inc. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ "G2 Ocean, the joint venture of Gearbulk and Grieg Star, will start operating on May 1st 2017". Plymouth MD, USA: American Journal of Transportation. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 1 October 2017.

External links[edit]