Our Core Activities

Welcome to Birger Gran AS

Birger Gran AS is a modern and dynamic shipping company based in Norway. Headquartered in Bergen on the West Coast, and with additional operations in Oslo in the East.

Our main segment is harbour towage contracting brokerage and agency, representing various reputable towage companies worldwide. We are covering the main ports in Europe, USA, South America and Far East. We can also quote towage rates singular port calls upon request or on ship-by-ship basis.

We act as agents for spare parts companies for medium speed diesel engines, both propulsion and generator sets. We are also the patent owners of the world renowned BOA sealing box for rudderstocks, which have been in production since 1962 and been installed in more than 7000 vessels worldwide.


BIRGER GRAN is a diversified company servicing the Shipping Industry in both the technical and commercial sector.

Our roots can be traced back to 1785, when the company was formed as Jens Gran & Sons. In 1936 we became a stock divided company (AS), and the name was changed to Birger Gran AS.

We are currently headquartered at our office in Bergen which is run by Managing Director - Torbjørn Wickman, and also have a small branch office in Oslo managed by Martin Wickman.