About the company
Norse Group is a Singaporean shipping company which has a British subsidiary, Norse Management. Norse Management manages the Norse Group fleet, which in turn is owned by the Norse Group’s Singaporean subsidiary, Norse Shipholding Pte. Ltd. Norse Shipholding Pte. Ltd has a subsidiary, Rum Shipholding Pte Ltd, which owns the Cherry Vesta cargo ship. The Cherry Vesta cargo ship uses the military owned Ahlone International Port Terminal in Yangon.
Norse Shipholding Pte. Ltd.
1 Maritime Square
#10-33 Harbour Front Centre
Norse Management (UK) Ltd.
Norse Management website fleet page accessed October 2019
Norse Shipholding website accessed October 2019
Myanmar Port Authority berthing list 20th August 2019
Ahlone International Port Terminal page on Myanmar Economic Corporation website
Notified 11th October 2019
Added to the Dirty List 12 May 2020
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”