In 2003 OljOla placed its first order for a new building, 'Norden' (2870 DWT). Taking delivery of 'Norden', OljOla went in to the modern part of its history. The vessel was one of the first in its kind with double azimuth thrusters, providing a magnificent manoeuvring with optimized deck layout for bunkering operations. In connection with the delivery of 'Norden' the Company sold Stensjö and Västsjö.
In 2011 the Company acquired 'Oljaren* (1052 DWT). The vessel was heavily rebuilt in order to achieve the high level of operational and safety performance that OljOla stands for.
How it all started
Growing up on Donsö, probably the most densely populated shipping cluster in the world, Ola Nilsson found inspiration from the community and decided to join it. Donsö is an island located in the southern archipelago of Gothenburg, Sweden. On the 2nd January, 1978 Ola acquired the island's gasoline station and started to distributing gasoline to the islands households, pleasure crafts and fishing vessel, among others by the use of truck and by a small bunker tanker.
Raised and influent with the attitude to provide best customer service, putting the customers need at first Ola managed the develop the business through his entrepreneurship. He acquired 'Hamnsjö' and later on 'Stensjö' (992 DWT) to distribute bunkers. Later on he expanded the fleet by acquiring 'Västsjö' (1435 DWT) with the continuous purpose to distribute bunkers at sea.
The gasoline station together with the smaller barge 'Hamnsjö' was later sold. The focus was now solely on shipping.
Our ambition is to prevent all accidents, injuries and occupational illnesses through the active participation of each employee. We are firmly committed to continuous efforts aim at identifying, eliminating and managing safety risks associated with our activities.
Mission & Vision
In all of our commitments our prime objective is to establish relations. Relations in terms of being a reliable partner, available, flexible, effective and on time. We believe that our advantage is in being a small organisation. It gives us the opportunity to work close to our fleet and hands-on in all of its operations.
We strive to maintain and further develop our high standard of service. It is our highest priority to ensure our customers of that, from to top management throughout the organisation, all within OljOla do their outmost to provide the best possible service in a safe- and timely manner. We shall meet the requirements in any form of today's market of shipping and provide solutions before the need arises.