tankskibsrederiet herning a.s. was founded in 1963
by Vitta and Peder Lysgaard. The aim was to establish a reliable
supply for the Danish oil company Uno-X, which they were also
founders and co-owners of. Through the years the shipping
company has become an international operator under the name
herning shipping a.s., and the main office in Herning has from
1998 been supplemented by a subsidiary company in Rotterdam and
another in the South of France. Today the shipping company has a
very contemporary fleet at its disposal, which carries a number
of liquid products.
Since the death of Peder Lysgaard the company has been run by
Vitta Lysgaard, who is today chairman of the board and Managing
Director. Their son, the late Mr. Knud Lysgaard was Managing Director
in a 20-year period starting from the beginning of the 1980's.
Today Vitta Lysgaard and the Lysgaard family jointly own the shipping company and the vessels belonging to it.
The shipping company's first vessel, which was a new ship, was
launched in 1963. The fleet has since been expanded and renewed
continuously. Today it totals 18 units of which the latest new
ship was delivered in 2002.
The company also covers worldwide chartering of management
tonnage and time-chartered tonnage, totalling the operation and
marketing of approx. 35 units of which 18 are owned by the
Since 1995 herning shipping a.s. has been a co-owner of the
ships agency office Arned Agencies b.v. in Rotterdam and in 1998
it was one of the co-founders of Royal Arctic Tankers A/S in