Fosnavåg: When Havila Shipping was established in 2003 in Norway, it was the third offshore supply company Njål Sævik’s father Per had founded. Sævik Supply and Havila Supply, the two first, have in time been sold.
Havila Shipping was founded with 10 ships, and is now a modern offshore company with operations across the globe and a fleet of 27 vessels.
For Njål Sævik, Havila’s ceo, 27 ships is just about right at the moment. He says there are no plans to add any more vessels for the time being. The current fleet is made up of 14 PSV, nine AHTSs, three subsea vessels and one RRV.
Havila has done well in Southeast Asia where it has a joint venture with PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), part of the Robert Kuok empire, plus it has another vessel working for Fugro in Malaysia.
“We are always looking into business opportunities around the world and that can also lead to growing business in the region,” Sævik tells Maritime CEO.
Part of the reason for the reticence to order more ships stems from Sævik’s belief that overcapacity is creeping into the OSV sector.
“We have seen an overcapacity in some segments now and then, and we also know that the orderbook is large in some segments,” he concludes. [29/07/14]