A lifetime at sea
The Blystad Group has a long history in international shipping. Through Songa Shipholding, the Blystad Group has been an active shipowner and operator in the international shipping markets for more than three decades.
The Blystad Group has investments in various shipping segments such as tankers, containerships, car carriers and offshore supply.
The group has long financing relationships with a number of highly regarded international financing institutions worldwide. Currently Songa Shipholding employs about 1,100 seafarers and 50 onshore technical management staff.
All vessels owned by the Group are technically managed by Songa Shipmanagement Ltd., our stamp of excellence and reliability.
Our diversified shipping exposure
The current tanker fleet consist of chemical-, crude and product tankers.
The container ship company Songa Box Group currently operates a fleet of 5 feeder vessels. In addition, the company has 2 additional super-eco 1800 TEU newbuildings to be delivered during 2023.
The container ship company Songa Box Group currently operates a fleet of 5 feeder vessels. In addition, the company expects 2 additional super-eco 1800 TEU newbuildings to be delivered.
The current tanker fleet consist of chemical-, crude- and product tankers.
|Songa Panther (Newbuild 3/23)||1,800||2023|
|Songa Jackal (Newbuild 10/23)||1,800||2023|
Inhouse technical shipmanager of excellence
- The Technical Management branch of Blystad Shipping (USA) was founded in Houston, Texas in 1995 to manage vessels owned by Mr. Arne Blystad.
- Following the move of the technical management branch from the US to Glasgow Blystad Shipmanagement Ltd. was founded in Scotland, 2003.
- Songa Shipmanagement Ltd was founded in 2006.
- Songa Crewmanagement Ltd. was founded in 2016
- Currently employs about 50 shore staff & 1,100 ship staff as from Jun 2022
ORGANISATION / CORE PRACTICES
- QES Supervision
- Technical supervision – procurements & maintenance
- Fiscal management
- Insurance Handling
- Consulting Services – Pre-purchase ship Inspections, newbuilding management & conversion / upgrading works
- Crewing is through Songa Crewmanagement Ltd.
Please see songashipmanagement.com for more information.
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Arne Blystad AS, P.O. Box 1468,
Vika No-0116 Oslo, Norway
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