Hafnia sounds out Oslo IPO

Product tanker giant Hafnia is eyeing a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange, the company revealed in a release today.

Michael Skov-led Hafnia, which merged with BW Tankers and relocated to Singapore earlier this year, has retained Pareto Securities and SEB Corporate Finance as its advisors in connection with the contemplated IPO, which would be one of the largest shipping listings for a number of years.

Hafnia operates a fleet of 182 vessels in pools including newbuilds, of which 102 are owned or chartered-in including six owned LR2s, 27 owned and nine chartered-in LR1s, 41 owned and six chartered-in MRs and 13 owned handy vessels.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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