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Utkilen AS is a fully integrated shipping company with headquarters in Bergen, Norway. The company, with a history back to 1916, was founded in 1967 and owns and operates about 20 chemical tankers ranging from around 5,000 to 20,000 dwt. in size.
About 450 Norwegian and international seagoing personnel work onboard our vessels and the shore organization totals about 50 employees.
We have strong focus on safety and quality and our safety and quality systems are certified by Det Norske Veritas.
Utkilen is one of the major seaway transporting companies of chemicals and other bulk liquid cargoes in Northern Europe.
The company has in-house functions for chartering, operations, ship management and crewing.
It is the policy of the company to develop long term business with first class charterers, and our contract coverage is currently in excess of 60 %.
Our Fleet Management department is responsible for the day to day management of the Utkilen vessels. This include the responsibility for technical standard of the vessels as well at manning the vessels with experienced and qualified crew. The superintendents at the Fleet Management department are responsible for coordinating the repair and maintenance of the vessels and purchasing of spare parts and other equipment for the vessels. Our superintendents have the overall responsibility for support, supervision and management and are, together with the masters and ship operators, in the frontline positions for daily running of our ships.
We employ Northern European and Philippine officers and crew on all our vessels.
Our Fleet Operations department is responsible to operate all our ships in a safe and cost effective way. Ship Operations involve tasks related to vessel performance, such as stowage of cargo, coordination of port calls, bunkering purchases, tank cleaning supervision and speed and performance monitoring. Furthermore, the department handles freight and demurrage collection and follow up of rules and regulations related to cargo and cargo handling.
Bergen Tanker Brokers AS (BTB) is the commercial manager of the Utkilen fleet of chemical tankers. Our main focus is on the Northern European market with extensive service into the Baltic Sea.
With about 20 ships ranging from 5.000 to almost 20.000 dwt., we primarily service the European petrochemical industry. We have a strong customer focus in everything we do and our chartering department is knowledgeable, service oriented and conduct our business to high quality, safety and environmental standards.