The company was founded in 1865 under the name Ångfartygsbolaget Gotland and is Sweden’s oldest passenger shipping company. Rederi AB Gotland is a Gotland company employing almost 500 people full time. The head office is in Visby. Two-thirds of the company’s 2,700 or so shareholders are from Gotland.
Our business concept
Rederi AB Gotland’s business concept is to earn interest on capital, primarily via investments in vessels in ferry, ro-ro and product tanker shipping. This includes actively taking part in the development of new vessels. The strategy is mainly to concentrate investments to new generation vessels at the cutting edge of technology.
The core expertise of the company has been built up via 150 years of gradual work on the development of new generations of sea transport systems for Gotland services. This ability to develop new generations of vessels has also been useful in the field of product tankers.
The operation encompasses the ownership and operation of ferries, ro-ro, product tankers and hotel facilities. The ferries, which are in service between Gotland and mainland Sweden, are run operationally through the subsidiary Destination Gotland AB. The tanker shipping operation is the responsibility of the subsidiary Gotland Tankers AB which handles administration and operation of the tankers. GotlandsResor AB is responsible for the management and operation of the Group’s hotel properties.
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