RG Hagland Shipbrokers and North Sea Shipbrokers join forces in renewables market


Haugesund/Esbjerg, 22 January 2018:

RG Hagland AS (“Hagland”) of Haugesund, Norway, and North Sea Shipbrokers ApS (“North Sea”) of Esbjerg, Denmark, announced today that they are combining their shipbroking activities towards the renewables market, thereby strengthening the services offered to clients in this growing market segment.

The parties have entered into agreements whereby Hagland acquires 49% of the shares in North Sea through a combination of share purchase and subscription of new shares. In all matters related to the renewables market, North Sea and Hagland’s offshore department will act as one team and renewables business will be conducted through North Sea, renamed to North Sea Hagland Shipbrokers ApS. Anders Helsinghoff Fjord will be Managing Director and head of the renewables team in North Sea Hagland Shipbrokers ApS, while Tommy Sandtorv will be head of the renewables team working out of Haugesund.

The two parties will also cooperate in other relevant areas, strengthening the service offering within other segments such as subsea, oil and gas, tugs, and sale and purchase.

– We are very pleased to have formalised the already strong cooperation between North Sea and ourselves, say brothers Arne and Knut Wendelbo Aanensen, joint Managing Directors of Hagland. – North Sea has a strong position in the renewables market, and we firmly believe our combined experience and knowledge will enable us to offer even better shipbroking services to charterers and ship owners, underpinned by North Sea and Hagland sharing the same values, high ethical standards, and long-term commitment in the industry.

– I am very pleased to have a long-term and respected company like Hagland being committed to contribute in developing the company further, says Director and owner of North Sea, Anders Helsinghoff Fjord. – We will with this acquisition be in an even stronger position, covering the industry from the offices in Norway and Denmark, and have the size to expand even further. It is very important for me to do this together with a family owned company as Hagland, who share the same values and have the same approach to the market as we have.

About Hagland:
Tracing its roots back to 1872, RG Hagland Shipbrokers has extensive experience within the offshore, tanker and dry cargo markets, and was among the pioneers in the Norwegian offshore industry in the early 1970’s. Over the last 35 years, the company has developed from a shipbroking company into a group of companies including Hagland Shipping, a ship owning/operating company with a fleet of self-discharging dry-cargo vessels, ship agent Hagland Agency, international shipyard representation through Storm & Bull Shipping, as well as accounting and business management services through Hagland Finans and real estate activities in Hagland Eiendom.

About North Sea Shipbrokers:
The company was founded in 1976 by Mr. Orla Fjord, and has since then developed from a smaller Sale & Purchase shipbroker house supporting the fishing industry, into one of the leading shipbroker houses supporting all maritime industries. North Sea Shipbrokers entered the offshore renewables market in 2007, and have made a strong footprint and is one of the leading offshore renewables shipbrokers. Today, North Sea Shipbrokers offer Sale & Purchase and Chartering services worldwide, as proven with the latest sale of a vessel from Denmark to New Zealand.