About Hafnia

The Forward-Thinking Tanker Company Setting a Powerful New Course

We are the largest operator of product and chemical tankers.  Operating over 200 vessels, we offer a fully integrated shipping platform, including technical management, commercial and chartering services, pool management, and a large-scale bunker desk. With our People First culture, ESG is at the heart of everything we do.

Hafnia’s History


Grounded in a will to push the industry forward, we have delivered to our customers and people since day one.


2010: Tankers Inc. and Hafnia Management founded, and MR Pool formed

2011: LR Pool formed with Straits Tankers


Establishment of Hafnia Tankers in Copenhagen, Denmark via 3-way merger with Tankers Inc, Blackstone / Tufton and J. Lauritzen


Handy Pool launched


Formation of Hafnia Bunker Alliance


Hafnia Tankers forms joint venture with Vista Shipping and CSSC


Hafnia forms via merger between BW Tankers and Hafnia Tankers, with an acquisition of all pool companies.

Hafnia listed in Oslo


Establishment of Specialized Pool



The worlds largest fleet in product and chemical tankers.

Hafnia establishes 2 chemical pools (Handy and MR) and a LR2 pool


Hafnia establishes the Hafnia Panamax Pool together with Mercuria

Hafnia becomes a publicly listed company in both Norway and the USA

Ever adapting, we are unified by our people-first approach. We apply craftsmanship to all areas of our business, and set the industry standard for sustainable development.

With a focus on attracting, nurturing, and retaining talent, we have cemented a culture to meet the industry’s greatest challenges in fulfilling our "Best on Water" vision.

Our Purpose: People First

We put people and relationships first to challenge the industry of today, so we can deliver the industry of tomorrow.

Our Values: CARE

We approach everything as one team, working together in a respectful and open-minded way to ensure the best possible results. 

We think outside of the box, challenging each other to be better while always providing respectful feedback.

We are accountable for what we do, delivering thorough solutions that live up to both our customers’ and our own standards.

We never stop working to improve ourselves, our solutions, and our industry, optimising today to ensure a better tomorrow. 

Management and Board

Mikael Skov
Chief Executive Officer

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Perry Van Echtelt
Chief Financial Officer

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Andreas Sohmen-Pao

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Erik Bartnes
Board Member

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Peter Read
Board Member

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John Ridgway
Board Member

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Su Yin Anand
Board Member

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Bjarte Bøe
Nomination Committee Member

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Elaine Yew Wen Suen
Nomination Committee Member

Sophie Smith
Nomination Committee Member

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