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About Risør Shipping

Risør Shipping, is a newly established shipping company based in Risør, Norway, deeply rooted in the rich maritime traditions of our coastal community. Founded by Thomas W. N. Christensen and Martin S. Hauge, two finance professionals with a passion for the shipping industry, and deep connections to the Risør community, our company embraces a vision of innovation and excellence in dry bulk shipping.


With Risør’s long history of maritime heritage and expertise in shipbuilding, our company draws inspiration from our town’s seafaring legacy. We aim to honour the traditions of our forefathers while charting a course towards a promising future in the shipping industry.


We understand the diverse needs of our clients and strive to provide tailored solutions that meet their unique requirements. Whether it’s transporting raw materials, manufactured goods, or specialised cargo, we prioritise safety, quality, and timely delivery.


Supported by a modern and versatile bulk vessel, M/V Helene Julie, we ensure seamless operations and adhere to the highest industry standards. Our vessel, maintained to the utmost precision, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to handle various types of general cargo, reflecting our dedication to operational excellence.


Experience the reliability, efficiency, and superior service that defines Risør Shipping. 


Our People

Shipowner Thomas W N Christensen
Thomas W N Christensen


Thomas is an experienced CEO and management professional with a long career in finance, business development and leadership.

Martin S Hauge


Martin is an investor and financier with a passion for innovation, customer-centric solutions and shipping.


Our Vessels

M/V Helene Julie

M/V Helene Julie, owned by Risør Shipping AS is a remarkable example of modern maritime engineering and reliability. Built in 2004 at Kyokuyo Shipyard Corp., Japan, this bulk vessel is designed to handle general cargo with efficiency and precision. 


With an overall length of 136.43 meters and a breadth of 21.20 meters, it possesses optimal dimensions for navigating various ports and waterways. The vessel’s impressive summer maximum draft of 8.33 meters allows for flexible loading and unloading operations, accommodating a substantial payload. With a gross tonnage of 8,938 and a summer deadweight of 13,988 metric tons, it demonstrates substantial carrying capacity. 


The vessel is powered by a robust Wartsila 6L38B main engine, providing a propulsion power of 4,350 kW, ensuring efficient and reliable performance on its voyages. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and maintained to the highest standards, this vessel embodies the commitment of Risør Shipping to safety, quality, and excellence in general cargo transportation. For full technical specifications, click here.

M/V Helene Julie on MarineTraffic

12.5 KVM Krysser

Our maritime interest goes beyond the professional market – it extends to our hobbies as well. Central to our love for the sea, is our 12.5 KVM Krysser sailboat, a classic mahogany dinghy designed in 1929 by Chr. Jenssen. With its elegant lines and sturdy hull, this sailboat embodies the essence of Norwegian nautical heritage, harking back to the golden age of sail. The vessel showcases meticulous craftsmanship, adding to its timeless appeal.

Designed for both leisurely coastal cruises and competitive racing, the 12.5 KVM Krysser offers a versatile sailing experience. Its well-thought-out sail plan allows for effortless handling even in challenging conditions. Stepping aboard this sailboat in Risør is like taking a journey back in time, embracing the romance and grace of an era where craftsmanship and artistry reigned supreme, which is why we here at Risør Shipping love it so much.

The history of the 12.5 KVM


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