We aim to provide safe, reliable, and effective tanker transportation by pursuing the highest quality, safety, and environmental standards.
We believe that the best results are achieved through know-how, active involvement and curiosity
We believe that respect and commitment creates long term values.
We believe that being reliable is an effect of our integrity and accountability.
In 1987 Rederiet Stenersen AS was awarded a 10 year time charter contract with Norsk Hydro. Rederiet Stenersen then ordered the 15 000 dwt tanker «Trelsi», which was delivered in 1991. In the late 80s/early 90s Rederiet Stenersen expanded its fleet by acquiring second hand bulkers and container vessels which were all subject to trading under time charter parties. In 1996 the company was again awarded a 5+5 year time charter party with Norsk Hydro and ordered the MT «Dicksi» at Qiu-Xin Shipyard in China. Later the same year the company was awarded two more long term charter contracts for Statoil and ordered the two sister vessels «Sten Odin» and «Sten Tor» from Jiangnan Shipyard in China.
With the new orders from Norsk Hydro and Statoil - now Navion - it was strategically decided to dispose of all other shipping interests than that of tankers and focus on this segment.
Over the past years the number of new tanker vessels ordered by and under the operation of Rederiet Stenersen AS has increased and today the company commands a fleet of 18 purpose built chemical/product carriers ranging from 13-19 000 dwt,
Rederiet Stenersen AS was incorporated in 1974 by the brothers Birger and Sigmund Stenersen. The brothers from the small island of Bømlo was at the time no novices to shipping - having been involved in coastal freight trade for several years.
Rederiet Stenersen aquires the first tank vessel. In 1991, Stenersen agreed a 10-year time charter contract for the 15 000 dwt tanker Trelsi.
Rederiet Stenersen aquires more tankers. The good results and performance shown with Trelsi lead to a renewed contract including an additional vessel, Dicksi for a long term charter party agreement.
Later in 1996, Stenersen also made a new agreement - which lead to Stenersen ordering two additional sister vessel Sten Odin and Sten Tor from Jiangnan Shipyard in China.
The success in the tanker segment lead to changes in the overall strategy at Stenersen. In 2000, management in Stenersen decided that tank should be the core-business and started to sell out non-tank vessels.
Rederiet Stenersen AS completed the sell-off of non-tankers and is now a pure tank company with the vessels; Stenstraum, Trelsi, Dicksi, Sten Odin and Sten Tor.
Sten Idun, Stenheim, and Stenberg is being built in Jiangnan Shipbuilding in China. Sten Idun is delivered end of 2002 as the first vessel of the Idun-series.
Skagen-series have been developed. Sten Skagen and Sten Fjell, with Sten Skagen being delivered from Jiangnan Shipbuilding in 2009.
Stenersen builds next generation hybrid tankers with an innovative, efficient hull form design for reduced emissions. Sten Odin, delivered in 2018 was among the first tanker vessel with battery packs to take peak-loads, reduce use of generators, and enhance operational safety.
International shipping is male-dominated industry, but when we are looking for new colleagues – we do not consider gender but rather the knowledge, skills, and attitude of the candidate. We believe we are contributing to UN SDG 5: Gender Equality by ensuring all employees receive pay based on qualifications regardless of gender.
In Stenersen women and men have the same opportunities, both on board and ashore. We are actively trying to include more females in our selection processes and increase our share of female on board.
United Nations SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
To contribute to this goal, our main objective is to provide environmentally- and climate-friendly shipping services for distributing renewable energy. We are continuously working to increase the energy efficiency of all parts of our operation, both ashore and at sea, and increase the share of renewable energy sources in our fleet; such as biofuels, hydrogen, solar, and wind.
The world calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, which is the main purpose of UN SDG 13: Climate Action. IMO is developing measures to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping by regulations such as Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) and Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI / EEXI).
In general, we have a two-fold approach to climate action; reduce the GHG emissions from our current fleet by increasing the energy efficiency, seeking partners who focus on improved operational logistics, and finding alternative fuels which may be used without significant retrofits. and, for new build projects, we focus on low- or zero-carbon ships and the pathway to net-zero – but our overall objective is to positively contribute to the IMO trajectory.
By offering an environmentally- and climate-friendly fleet, we enable the transfer of transport work from road to sea increasing the overall efficiency in the transport sector.
United Nations aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
As our operation takes place at sea, we feel a strong responsibility to take care of it. IMO and MARPOL are doing a fantastic job as maritime regulatory institutions, and it is a high priority at Stenersen to be in compliance with the regulations at sea.
To further increase our contribution to SDG 14 we are focussing on reducing discharges to sea, treating all ballast discharge, and using environmentally friendly chemicals in our operation. Reducing our GHG emissions will lower our contribution to ocean acidification and eutrophication.
The UN's sustainable development goals – We support the UN SDGs for a better future
Stenersen Chartering AS was established in 2011 and are located in Oslo, Norway. Stenersen Chartering commercially manage Rederiet Stenersen AS fleet, and can provide our customers with spot, COA’s or T/C solutions, as well as commercial management solutions to third parties.
We wish to acquire knowledge regarding information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within within the organisation. We are grateful that you wish to notify us, and as a responsible employer we wish to do our best to handle the case and to prevent this from happening in the future.
As an employee in a full or part time position, as an apprentice, student or intern you have a right - and sometimes are required - to whistleblow.
Stenersen emphasizes the importance of quality and continuity among our officers and crew. We have recruitment offices in Norway and Manilla. The company has for many years had an extensive trainee program which has resulted in highly qualified officers and crew onboard our chemical tankers. Our manning policy emphasizes competitive conditions and possibilities for personal career development.