Eugene Mayne

Tristar Group and Singapore’s Norstar Shipping have established a joint venture company to charter and operate chemical and clean petroleum product tankers.

Norstar Chartering Services DMCC will be based in Dubai and will have additional regional offices in the US and Singapore. The JV unit will be led by Norstar’s Olav Ekeberg as chief executive and Mazen Al-Rahim, who is the current managing director of Norstar Group Middle East, as a partner.

“This latest business decision will strengthen the group’s maritime logistics division, which owns and/or operates more than 30 chemical, oil, and gas tankers and bulk carriers trading globally, mostly with energy majors,” says Eugene Mayne, Group CEO, Tristar.

“Tristar Group, as a leading global energy logistics service provider, is a great strategic partner for Norstar to grow its existing business and potentially expand into other energy transition midstream activities. Both our companies and our customers will benefit significantly from the JV,” adds Chris Bonehill, Norstar co-owner.