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Skibsaktieselskapet Navigation Co Ltd
HeadquartersBergen, Norway
Area served
Key people
Rolf Westfal-Larsen, Hans Peder Westfal-Larsen, Rolf Westfal-Larsen Jr
Number of employees
1,100 (2007)

Westfal-Larsen is a group of shipping companies based in Bergen, Norway, owning 20 open hatch ships and 12 chemical tankers.[1][2]

The group's main activities also include investment as well as ship technical and commercial management. Among the subsidiaries are Masterbulk which owns and manages the fleet of open-hatch ships, and its wholly owned subsidiary Westfal-Larsen Shipping AS commercial management. The main company in the group is Skibsaktieselskapet Navigation Co Ltd while most of the shipping activities is performed by Westfal-Larsen & Co. AS. The group was founded by Hans Westfal-Larsen in 1905.[3][4]

In 1939 Cosmopolitan Shipping Company lost the Southern Cross Line to Westfal-Larsen & Company. Westfal-Larsen & Company also operated the Interocean Line and County Line. The lines were closed in the 1960s.[2]

During World War II Westfal-Larsen operated a fleet of 36 ships, 22 ships were lost during the war.[2]


  1. ^ Audun Grimstad. "Westfal-Larsen & Co. AS". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Westfal-Larsen & Co. A/S". www.theshipslist.com.
  3. ^ Audun Grimstad. "Hans Westfal-Larsen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Westfal-Larsen History" (PDF). Westfal-Larsen Group. Retrieved August 1, 2017.

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