1994 J.A Shipping AB was founded in Västerås by Jerker Ahlsén, with a focus on ship agency services and door-to-door transports of local industries' cargo. Jerker early realized that there was an opportunity and challenge in meeting actors around Mälardalen's need of transports, and made sure to get to know both the need of logistic solutions as well as the actual products being shipped. Through personal contact with their clients and customers in combination with high engagement for their organizations, unique and personalized solutions could be made, and cargo be transported across the globe.
2012 the company was renamed Thor Shipping & Transport, but continued down the same road Jerker had started 18 years earlier. The familiar atmosphere which had been present since the beginning of the company was still there, and when the organization kept growing, this was what defined the company's daily work.
2014 Thor Shipping founded its first subsidiary and shipping company, SUN Line. With three vessels in operation we had created an opportunity to ship cargo on our own vessels between Västerås, Sweden, and Hull, England. This also lead to us starting a second subsidiary - TST UK Ltd. -, a stevedoring and forwarding company located in Hull. The amount of transports increased, and the company kept growing.
Today our organization, including subsidiaries, employs over 60 people and is continuously expanding. New subsidiaries and aquires have been added (Navilog, TDL Wind, Askala Shipping) and the organization keeps growing. Thor Shipping & Transport can now offer global logistics solutions, but still with the same personal service and engagement as Jerker Ahlsén implemented in 1994.