Smedvig on board

Smedvig AS has entered into a cooperation agreement with The Tall Ships Races 2018 Stavanger.

Smedvig's Marketing Director, Sjur Monsen (left), and Project Manager Knud Helge Robberstad, with memorabilia from Smedvig's shipping history. Photo: Karen Skuland

Smedvig’s Marketing Director, Sjur Monsen (left), and Project Manager Knud Helge Robberstad, with memorabilia from Smedvig’s shipping history. Photo: Karen Skuland

“We are pleased that The Tall Ships Races are returning to Stavanger. With our long historical ties to Stavanger and the city’s development, it is great to be able to be a part of this project, “says Odd Torland, CEO of Smedvig AS.

The Smedvig family companies have followed the history of Stavanger through shipping, canning, oil and now property and property management since Peder Smedvig started his first shipping company in 1915.

“The Tall Ships Races are all about communicating maritime history and tradition to new generations. It is especially pleasant to wish Smedvig welcome on board”, says Project Manager Knud Helge Robberstad.

Even though Smedvig companies have moved away from the shipping and oil sector, the maritime affiliation is still present through the company Navtor, which supplies electronic charts globally.