Finding the best solution is easier if you have almost
200 years of shipping experience
Chr. Th. Boe & Søn AS was founded in 1836 and is one of Norway’s oldest independent shipbrokers. Our history and our many years of building business relations with ship-owners worldwide puts us in the best position to select the appropriate carrier and vessel type for each individual cargo requirement.
Chr. Th. Boe & Søn AS represents ship-owners, managers, operators, charterers and freight forwarders from all over the world. And we provide prompt, efficient agency services for vessels, principals and service providers. We have been a member of Norwegian Shipbrokers’ Association for many years, and we adhere to its Codes of Conduct for Brokers.
We are proud of our history and proud to be known as a reliable partner with high quality standards. In today’s market, we are a major player and an independent broker for our old and new business partners. Our business is built on expertise and dedication. We aim to achieve and maintain long-term business relations with our partners based on mutual trust and on offering a straightforward and impartial service.
The ISO 9001:2008. Certificate is a world wide accepted certification of quality control system. We are proud that our quality has met this international standard, which guarantee the quality consistency of our procedures, services and standards.
A famous ship from Arendal, with a dramatic World War II history
On 9 April 1940, when Norway was invaded by Germany and entered the war, the M/T Chr. Th. Boe, was two days off Adadan in the Persian Gulf.
Up until 1942, she traded crude oil in the Indian Ocean and along the coast of Africa, where there were many enemy submarines and raiders.
From 1942 until the end of the war in 1945, she traded across the Atlantic and in the UK, where she carried liquid fuel and lubrication oil for the allied forces.
In 1943, the vessel was docked in Swansea for six weeks, when the city and several other ships moored in the harbour were badly damaged in enemy bombing raids. Chr. Th. Boe became well-known after an American reporter sailed on her across the Atlantic in a convoy, and later wrote a number of articles about the experience in The New Yorker. He also wrote a book about the voyage under the name A. J. Liebling, entitled The Road Back to Paradise. He later (after the war) travelled to Arendal to interview several of the ship’s crew about their wartime experiences.
M/T Chr.Th.Boe sailed throughout WW II without being hit by any bombs or torpedoes. Nortraship (the Norwegian Shipping and
Trade Mission) lost about 500 merchant vessels and 3,600 crew members during WW II.