STAR Reefers dates back to the mid 90’s and is the result of numerous single ship acquisitions and corporate mergers.
The origins go back to the vessels owned and operated by Irgens Larsen AS, and can be traced in various forms through Kvearner Shipping AS and Swan Shipping ASA.
An all-time industry low cycle in 2000 dented the stability of Swan Shipping, at which point the Anglo-Norwegian financial group Siem Industries Inc step in to inject new equity into the company.
During 2001 an intense reengineering of the company and its business strategy was put in motion. The company was soon renamed STAR Reefers Inc and by the end of the year was controlling some 32 ships commercially operated from London with operations also in Oslo.
In a very short time, the company had transformed from a vulnerable tonnage supplier, into one of the leading reefer operators in the world. The company has continued a period of growth to this day, and has evolved into a first choice carrier.