BW Maritime

About Us

BW Group is one of the world’s leading maritime groups in the tanker, gas and offshore segments. We provide reliable energy transportation and infrastructure services across the energy value chain. We own and operate a fleet of quality vessels which are managed by competent and experienced staff. Our principal business areas are:

  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers
  • Product tankers
  • Offshore floating production vessels (FPSO)
  • Floating gas infrastructure

BW Group’s predecessor companies are World-Wide Shipping and Bergesen d.y. ASA. In 2002, World-Wide Shipping, a privately-owned tanker and bulk shipping company founded in Hong Kong in 1955 by the late Sir Y.K. Pao, acquired Bergesen, Norway’s largest shipping company, founded in 1935. The combined group has been delivering energy and other vital commodities for more than 80 years. Read more about our history here.

Corporate Structure

BW Group employs more than 7,000 people including seafarers, and has offices in countries such as Singapore, Norway, Denmark, USA, China, Bermuda, India, the Philippines and Cyprus. 

BW LPG is the world’s largest Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) owner and operator, by number of VLGCs and by LPG carrying capacity. In April 2019, BW Group became the largest shareholder in Epic Gas, a company which owns and operates a fleet of over 40 modern fully pressurised gas carriers between 3500 - 11,000 CBM, providing seaborne services for the transportation of LPG and petrochemicals. BW Offshore is the world's second largest contractor with a fleet of 14 FPSOs and 1 FSO represented in all major oil regions world-wide. The company also operates additional 2 FPSOs. Hafnia, a merger of BW Tankers and Hafnia Tankers, is the world's leading product tanker company, carrying cargoes such as naphtha, gasoline and jetoil. BW LNG manages the Group's LNG shipping and Gas Solutions business. BW Dry Cargo has a fleet of modern bulk carriers ranging from Supramax to Capesize. The Company was founded in 2016 and is the dry cargo arm in BW Group and acts purely as a tonnage provider. BW Group is present in the crude oil transportation segment through its investment in DHT.

BW conducts its operations, both ashore and on board the vessels we manage, in a way that protects the health and safety of all employees and other individuals, preserves the environment and avoids damage to ships and property.  Read about our Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) policy here



BW Group is a major player in the maritime industry, managing the world’s largest fleet of VLGCs and the second largest fleet of FPSO units. Read about how we have progressed from small beginnings to a leading maritime group.

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We look forward to providing you with solutions for your maritime energy needs. Find out how to contact us – by phone, email or visits to our offices.

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