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Encyclopedia > Bergesen d.y. ASA
Bergeland
Bergeland

BW Gas formerly known as Bergesen d.y. ASA is a Norwegian shipping company, and one of the world's largest. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2118x333, 38 KB)Bergesen d. ... Image File history File links Bergeland. ... Image File history File links Bergeland. ... Allmennaksjeselskap (lit: Commmon Stock Company) or ASA is the Norwegian term for a public limited company. ... Damaged package The Panama canal. ... The term company may refer to a separate legal entity, as in English law, or may simply refer to a business, as is the common use in the United States. ...


The company was founded by Sigval Bergesen d.y. (1893-1980). He was the son of Sigval Bergesen, who was also a shipping magnate, but in 1935 he broke with his father to form his own company. The same year he bought the tanker President de Vogue (renamed Bergesund), in 1937 Charles Racine and in 1939 Anders Jahre (renamed Bergeland). By the time of the war he then had three major tankers, though Charles Racine was hit by torpedoes and destroyed in 1942. Bergesen used the war to position himself in the market, and by 1950 he had four ships in his fleet, by 1955 the fleet had reached seven, and 16 by 1970. Two of its OBO ships, MS Berge Istra and MS Berge Vanga disappeared under mysterious, however similar circumstances in 1975 and 1979, and the company to this day keeps all information about the disasters secret. King Haakon VII and Sig. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... As their name suggests, ore-bulk-oil carriers, also known as combination carriers, are designed to be capable of carrying wet or dry cargoes. ... The MS Berge Istra, was owned by Norwegian shipping company Sig. ... The MS Berge Vanga, was owned by Norwegian shipping company Sig. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ...


In 1976 Sigval Bergesen d.y. was forced to retire for health reasons. Management of the company was handed over to his two grandchildren, Petter C.G. Sundt and Morten Sig. Bergesen. Ten years later, the company went from being a privately owned to a publicly traded company. Sundt and Sig sold their shares in the company to World-Wide Group in 2003. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Today the company has 3,500 employees worldwide. It is the world's largest owner and operator of gas carriers, a business segment it moved into in 1978, and has a large fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Liquefied natural gas or LNG is natural gas that has been processed to remove either valuable components e. ... A tanker is a ship designed to transport liquids in bulk. ...


Among its fleet of dry bulk cargo ships is the world's largest, the MS Berge Stahl. A mini-bulker taking on cargo in Brest. ... Italian Full rigged ship Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large watercraft capable of deep water navigation. ... The MS Berge Stahl is the largest bulk cargo ship in the world. ...


External links

  • Bergesen website

 
 

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