HK Shipping Group AS is a fully integrated shipping company. The cooperation of involved companies has first started in 1999 and has been developing ever since, resulting in final fusion in 2017. The Group’s goal is to provide owned and managed fleets with high quality in-house operational services of all kinds and at the same time reduce the operating costs. To achieve its goal, HK Shipping Group employs well-educated and experienced specialists who represent all fields of the complex shipping industry such as chartering, crewing, ISM, technical management and purchasing. With offices located in various European ports, the Group is able to offer fast and reliable services. HK Shipping Group also includes a service company named VessTech Group, providing not only electrical, mechanical and welding services but also a full range of ship supplies.
Kopervik Ship Management was founded in 1994 as a lifetime dream’s fulfillment of its owner Arne Skeie and has been growing ever since. When the first owner died in 2005, the fleet of 11 vessels was taken over by his daughter Kristine Skeie who is still running the company. The goal of Kopervik Ship Management is to constantly develop bearing in mind and adjusting to the special character of the shipping industry. In order to meet the market requirements, in 2013 the Technical and ISM departments were moved to Poland, to improve the flexibility, lower the cost and at the same time gain access to the valuable and experienced staff. Currently Kopervik’s fleet includes 22 general cargo vessels, 19 of them are fully or partially owned by the company, the remaining 3 are run under third party ship management. Despite the constant growth and global development, Kopervik Ship Management cherish the same values which laid the foundation for the original family business – trust, loyalty and friendship.
Høyergruppen AS is one of the oldest Norwegian shipping companies, with origins back to 1816 when Niels Pedersen established a tradinghouse in Skien. Over the years Hoyergruppen AS has endured, adapted and evolved to its present profile: a dynamic, versatile and competitive player in modern shipping business. With extensive knowledge, vast experience and attention to details, we are able to offer our clients tailor-made and innovative service: a complete transport package. Over sea, land and air – we can do it all!
In summer 2010 Høyergruppen AS started a new project called Hoyerpool which is a pool of vessels trading mainly in Northern European waters. The intention was to create a pool system which consists of vessels with a “greener” profile. All vessels are, or are planned to become ISO 14001 certified. Tonnage size ranges from 3000 MT DWCC up to 4700 MT DWCC. Today Hoyerpool has 20+ vessels running in the pool, but is always looking for new members with suitable tonnage. Your inquiries are most welcome.
Høyergruppen AS is a member of BIMCO and Norwegian Shipbrokers Association. All vessels running in Hoyerpool AS are covered by Nordisk Skibsrederforening (Nordisk Defence Club).
SIA Scandinavian Ship Services was founded in year 2001 and the idea of it is to cooperate to shipowners, from the various countries, in the matter of supplying them with high-qualified sea-staff personnel. Company is based in Liepaja, LATVIA. The city of Liepaja has a rich maritime history due to its geographical location. The growing and development of Port of Liepaja, Maritime Education Establishment-Maritime College of Liepaja, enormous number of seamen in Latvia, closeness to Maritime Regions as well as Russia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland, with its seamen resources and, of course the general knowledge about their culture, language, customs - all this factors create possibility to select the personnel among huge number of candidates.
The idea of VessTech Group arose from the necessity to provide the best quality service at a competitive price. It was the intention of the company's founders to create a flexible team of professionals who can meet rising requirements of maritime industry. Judging by the satisfaction of our customers, we assume that we are on the right path to succeed.
VessTech Group specializes in various services required by the vessels in order to keep their seaworthiness. Whether it is overhaul of main engine, redesigning electrical systems onboard, emergency welding repairs after vessel's grounding or purchase and installation of ballast water treatment unit - VessTech Group manages to deliver satisfactory solutions.