Laurence Odfjell's winding road into shipping

"Today I can say that I feel like a shipowner," chairman of the Odfjell Group, Laurence Odfjell, tells ShippingWatch. For this was not the case at all when his father wanted to bring him into the old family business.

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50 year-old Laurence Odfjell returns to the subject of family several times during his interview with ShippingWatch. For as his last name indicates, he was practically destined to take over the currently more than 100 year old Odfjell Group when his father, the charismatic Norwegian shipping entrepreneur Dan Odfjell, was ready to pass on the family business.

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