Our story

Building on tradition to deliver excellence

Our Mission

To be a dedicated, trusted partner in maritime globally, delivering expertise and industry-leading services that support safe, smart and sustainable operations

Our Mission

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Our Vision

To support the evolving needs of our clients and the wider maritime industry with world-class solutions that aim to serve the Ship of the Future.

Our Values

Committed to delivering excellence, we take a collaborative and people-oriented approach to our operations, prioritising the needs of our client and seafarers.

Our history


Wallem & Co. is established in Shanghai, China as a shipbroking and chartering company.


Haakon Wallem acquires his first ship, SS Oscar II, a 4,750-dwt sail-assisted steamer built in 1893.


Wallem becomes the world’s first third-party ship manager when it is appointed to manage sisterships SS Chingtufu and SS Tsinanfu, both employed in the coal trade on the Chinese coast.


Wallem opens its Hong Kong office.


Wallem opens its Singapore office.


Wallem establishes a dedicated Ship Agency department in Hong Kong.


Wallem becomes the first non-Chinese shipowner to be admitted to the Hong Kong Ship Owners Association.


Wallem Shipping (Thailand) Ltd was established in Bangkok


Wallem Shipping Vietnam was opened in Ho Chi Minh City


Taiwan Wallem Transportation Co Ltd was opened in Taipei in October


Wallem Group takes control of first Japanese vessel


Wallem celebrates 60 years in Singapore


John-Kaare Aune is appointed CEO for the Wallem Group.


Wallem celebrates its 120th anniversary