Tanker firm sets up in Connecticut

The tanker company Norstar is setting up a new commercial management joint venture based in Westport, Connecticut named Norstar Chartering.

The new entity is a collaboration between brothers Chris and Tom Bonehill, principals of the Norstar Group and two shipping veterans Lars Ebbesen and Olav Ekeberg, formerly partners of Sokana Chartering and Navig8 Chemicals.

Tom Bonehill said today: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Lars and Olav to form this new company. They are known in the tanker industry as being outstanding ship traders with a broad network and excellent support from their cargo customers. This new venture will complement our existing structure of commercial and technical management services”.

Norstar currently manages a fleet of 19 chemical and product carriers.


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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