Johnsen & Bergman A/S was established in 1900 by Johan Bergman (1874-1944), together with companion Mr. Johnsen,
as a shipbroker company in Oslo.
Johan Bergman had his trainee period in Bergen, working for a ship owning company, and 5 years at a shipbroker’s office in London.
Mr. Johnsen was, to our knowledge, a co-investor and not involved in the daily operation of the company.
The company has under different owners been in continuous operation since 1900. Unfortunately, much of our history has been lost over time.
In the 1910’s the company was involved as Ship Owners. In the 1930’s the number of employees peaked at more than 40 persons.
Our company was at the time also involved in sugar imports, stevedoring and port operations. Since the mid 40’s our company has been working for the
steel factory in Mo i Rana, starting with shipment of bricks from UK for the foundation when the plant was built.
The last decades our company has been focusing on being Charterers’ brokers for Norwegian and UK based industry. In the mid 1990’s we moved to Rud, some 15km from Oslo city center.
Here we shared office with Irgens & Partners AS, also a Charterers’ shipbrokers company. Irgens & Partners AS closed for retirement in 2015, but we still remain
in the same office.
We don’t have any vessels ourselves, or any investments placed with Ship Owners. This enables us to stay neutral when Owners are competing for the same cargo or Contract.
Besides Chartering, we do port agency in Oslo and Drammen. This is mostly done as a service to our direct Charterers, to keep the port call costs at a lowest possible level
and make Owners’ voyage calculation quick and easy.
We are proud members of BIMCO, Norwegian Shipbrokers Association and Oslo Shipbrokers Association.