Thome History

Thome History

Thome Group Historical Timeline

1963
July 3
Thome & Co. Founded
Thome & Co. Founded

The original bearer of the Thome name, Fridtjov Thome, set up Thome & Co in 1963 and undertook agency work mainly for Scandinavian owners, in addition to his chartering and shipbroking activities.

1976
June 24
Thome Ship Management is incorporated
Thome Ship Management is incorporated

Thome Ship Management is incorporated, and Olav Eek Thorstensen comes onboard. Its Singapore
headquarters is set up.

1981
August 3
Olav Thorstensen became the sole owner of Thome Group
Olav Thorstensen became the sole owner of Thome Group

Olav Eek Thorstensen became the sole owner of Thome Group.

1988
March 7
TSM Shipping (Phils.) Inc Established
TSM Shipping (Phils.) Inc Established

TSM SHIPPING (PHILS.) INC. was established as a joint venture company with the THOME Group of Companies in Singapore which combines the recognized Norwegian tradition of shipping and the well-known Asian drive to succeed.

1993
April 30
Thome Marine Consultants Inaugurated
Thome Marine Consultants Inaugurated

Thome Marine Consultants was inaugurated that specializes in technical consulting.

1994
December 15
Fridtjov Thome retires
Fridtjov Thome retires

FridtjovThome retired in 1994 and sold his shares to PT SamundraPetrindo, at that time renamed Osprey Maritime.

1996
February 5
ISM Code
ISM Code

Thome was accredited as the first Singaporean company to receive the ISM Code Document of Compliance Certificate.

2000
July 10
Thome Shipmanagement Norway AS – Incorporated
Thome Shipmanagement Norway AS – Incorporated

Thome Shipmanagement Norway AS incorporated

2005
November 16
Thome Offshore Management Pte Incorporated
Thome Offshore Management Pte Incorporated

Thome continuously expands the business by creating another business unit called Thome Offshore Management Pte, which offers turn-key management solutions for new building, conversion and operation of offshore support vessels.

2007
March 30
Thome Ship Management ROHQ
Thome Ship Management ROHQ

Thome opened its Shared Services Center Thome Ship Management ROHQ. The group’s principal Regional Headquarters Office in Manila.

2009
April 23
Thome Zadar, Croatia
Thome Zadar, Croatia

Thome Group secured its first dedicated presence in Europe with the opening of an office in Zadar, Croatia. The office acts as a service driven unit for group managed ships calling at European ports.

2010
March 4
Thome Oil & Gas Incorporated
Thome Oil & Gas Incorporated

Thome introduces a new business unit, Thome Oil & Gas Incorporated which offers operations and maintenance on offshore oil and gas installations with strong focus on FSO, FPSO, FSU, production rigs and facilities.

June 25
Establishment of PT TimurShip Management
Establishment of PT TimurShip Management

PT TimurShip Management was established to offer personalised ship management services to
Asian /Indonesian-owned trading vessels for both domestic and international trade.

June 25
DNV’s Competence Management System
DNV’s Competence Management System

Thome becomes the first third party Ship Manager to gain accreditation for DNV’s Competence Management System.

2013
January 18
Thome Shipping (India) Limited
Thome Shipping (India) Limited

This year Thome Shipping (India) Private Limited is set to expand the pool of Indian officers.

May 8
Copenhagen Office Opened
Copenhagen Office Opened

Thome Group continues to expand its global footprint – New Office Thome Denmark- opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.

June 25
Thome Shipping (Myanmar) Limited – Established
Thome Shipping (Myanmar) Limited – Established

Thome Group extended its services to Myanmar establishing Thome Shipping (Myanmar) Limited.

July 3
50th Anniversary
50th Anniversary

The Group commemorates its 50th anniversary, with celebrations in Singapore, Manila, Oslo and Copenhagen.

2014
March 5
to present…..
to present…..

The Thome Group has grown to be recognised as one of the world’s leading independent international ship managers with more than 300 vessels under full technical management serviced by 750 shore staff and 12,000 crew members

October 30
Thome Ship Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Thome Ship Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Thome Group continues to expand its global footprint in Asia Thome Ship Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd set up 2014.

2016
May 10
Thome Croatia
Thome Croatia

Thome Group continues to expand its global Footprint – Thome opened an office in Croatia