ABOUT | Message from the President

Thank you for visiting the Westfal-Larsen Shipping website.

We hope you will find the information you are looking for about our company and its services in these pages, along with the channels of communication needed to contact us to discuss any shipping requirements or other information about Westfal-Larsen that you might want.

For more information on our owner, Masterbulk Pte. Ltd, Singapore, please visit their webpage: www.masterbulk.com.sg.

Westfal-Larsen is a shipping company with long experience, combined with an innovative spirit. It has played an active role in developing the open hatch system for unitized cargo handling since its early start in the mid-1960s.

Today, with our state-of-the art open hatch vessels, procedures and technology, we are firmly committed to continuing as one of the major players in the global shipping market under the WL flag, carrying forward the century-old Westfal-Larsen maritime group tradition.

Besides the forestry segment, Westfal-Larsen can equally handle a very wide range of products: steel and other unitized cargoes, bulk and project cargoes, grains and fertilizers, petcoke and iron ore, containers — we've even shipped windmill blades, railcars and yachts, all of which have been handled perfectly within our concept.

This is possible due to the extraordinary flexibility of our present fleet of 23 all-weather loading/unloading specialist open hatch gantry and jib crane vessels, and the great crews and highly trained staff that ensure top customer and logistical services.

We have developed or perfected many special cargo-handling techniques to speed up loading and unloading operations and to increase cargo care — saving our customers time and money — that now constitute a competitive advantage.

Furthermore, our company's philosophy is dominated by total quality — in its services, hardware and information technology platforms; in its enforcement of ethical business practices; in its "no cost cutting" philosophy for compliance with the toughest safety and environmental standards.

We are certified to the NS EN ISO 9001:2008 standard.

So we stand ready, a first-class blue water shipping line, with offices in many strategically important ports around the world, to handle virtually any bulk or specialty cargo requirements your company may have today or in the future. We are always ready for greater challenges within the project cargo specter. We are confident that our vessels are up to these challenges and much more.

Enjoy your visit to this site and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Einar Didriksen
President and CEO
Westfal-Larsen Shipping AS