Herbjørn Hansson, a global operator with business dealings in 67 countries

The Norwegian based shipowner Herbjørn Hansson has business experience in 67 countries.

By comparison, Norsk Hydro, a major Norwegian company with 31,000 employees, is involved in activities in slightly more than 40 countries.

Equinor, a large oil company controlled by the Norwegian government, is present in around 40 countries.

Only The Norwegian Oil sovereign fund, a major international player is beating Hansson’s Nordic American Tankers so far.

This oil fund has investments in 70 countries.

“I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the figures,” says Hansson, the founder, chairman and CEO of NAT. 

The figures Hansson received the other day show that in the five past years the shipping company’s Suezmax tankers have loaded/unloaded cargoes over 3,000 times in no fewer than 67 countries. Russia is currently not on the list, since NAT suspended operations there after the invasion of Ukraine.

A few years ago Nordic American Tankers had about thirty ships. Some have been sold in recent years. The aim is now to expand the fleet.

“Major objectives for us are to protect the crew and to avoid pollution while at the same time protecting and increasing shareholder value,” says Hansson. “Despite several thousand port calls in so many countries, our ships have not spilled a liter of cargo.

 It shows the quality of our ships and our first-class crews. Safety is always our focus.” 

These are the 67 countries where NAT has done business in the past five years

Algerie

Angola

Aruba

Australia

Bahamas

Brazil

Brunei

Cameroon

Canada

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Curacao

Cyprus

Denmark

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Estonia

Finland

France

Gabon

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guyana

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Italy

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Kuwait

Libya

Lithuania

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Panama

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Singapore

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Sweden

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

UAE

UK

Uruguay

USA

Venezuela

Vietnam