An Astrup Fearnley Company

Expertise in Finance, Shipping, Offshore and Energy Trading

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Milestones

Key historic milestones through 148 years in business.

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Thomas Fearnley

1869

Thomas Fearnley (1841-1927) establishes a shipping & agency business in Oslo

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Express

1878

Sail ship “Express” used by famous explorer A. E. Nordenskiöld to discover the Northeast Passage

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Newbuilding

1882

Delivery of “DS Oslo” (1,235 DWT), the first contracted newbuilding

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Minister of Labour

1885 

Hans Rasmus Astrup (1831-1898) becomes Norway’s Minister of Labour.

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Tanker Brokerage Office

1930s 

Fearnley opens tanker brokerage office

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New operations

1960s 

Fearnley establishes LNG shipping and chartering operations

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Sole owner

1972 

Current owner, H.R. Astrup, becomes sole owner

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New companies

1973 

Fearnley Offshore & Fearnley Offshore Supply founded

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New company

1981

Fearnley Project Finance AS established in Oslo

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Securities

1987

Fearnley Securities AS established in Oslo

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Museum

2012

Opening of the new Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

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Foundation

2014

Ownership of the Astrup Fearnley Group transferred
to the “Hans Rasmus Astrup Foundation”