About us

Pareto Shipbrokers offers highly competitive shipbroking services in the Offshore, Renewables and Telecoms markets, servicing a wide range of Shipowners, Charterers, Shipyards and Operators worldwide. Pareto Shipbrokers operates from four locations - Norway, England, Scotland and Singapore.

Pareto Shipbrokers is an independent shipbroking company offering global services for our clients. Our team of brokers are highly competent and experienced with backgrounds ranging from financial education, technical expertise, maritime experience and naval architecture.

We offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Chartering
  • Sale & Purchase
  • Newbuilding & Conversions
  • Financial Solutions
  • Valuations
  • Market Research

The Pareto group is one of the leading players in the Norwegian financial services market. The company was established in 1986 and offers a broad range of brokerage services related to equity, debt and partnership units, including management of new issues. The group is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with more than 600 employees worldwide and a book equity of NOK 5.8 billion.

Being a member of the Pareto group allow us to structure “total package deals” for our Clients combining our offshore and shipping know-how and shipbroking capabilities with financial support and solutions.


1912 – Johan G. Olsen started chartering ships in connection with his lumber export business

1927 – The company became an international business, selling 9 steam tankers from Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co. (which became Shell in 1954) to local Norwegian owners

1930s – The company focused on Tanker chartering but also took advantage of growing dry cargo market

1970s – JGO Shipbrokers diversified into offshore broking during the oil boom

1976 – Derrick Offshore was founded in London

1990s – The Olsen family sold its share in the JGO Shipbrokers to the brokers

2002 – Management buyout of Derrick Offshore

2006 – JGO Shipbrokers was acquired by the Pareto group

2006 – Derrick Offshore opened an office in Aberdeen

2013 – JGO Shipbrokers changed its name to Pareto JGO Shipbrokers

2014 – Derrick Offshore was acquired by Pareto JGO Shipbrokers

2016 – Pareto JGO Shipbrokers and Derrick Offshore merge under the Pareto Shipbrokers name