About the company

The company

The ship Götheborg is owned by SOIC (Svenska Ostindiska Companiet). SOIC is also the owner of Rederi Götheborg AB, that bare boat charters Götheborg. 

Götheborg of Sweden is the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship. In 2022 and 2023 the ship has been on a year-long expedition. In June 2023 she returned to Gothenburg to officially open the city's 400-year anniversary with gun salute. 

Our owners

SOIC is a fully owned subsidiary of Greencarrier Group, a family-owned company with over 40 years of history specializing in logistics solutions. Greencarrier Group comprises several businesses in the Nordic and Baltic countries and offers global logistics solutions with all modes of transport, focusing on knowledge, innovation and sustainable solutions.

Meet the owner of Götheborg

In this article the owner of Greencarrier Group, Stefan Björk, shares his personal motivations behind acquiring the Götheborg – a business decision made by the heart. With candor, he discusses the inherent challenges and remarkable advantages of owning the world's largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship. He also opens up about why he welcomes and encourages other companies and partners to join him and Greencarrier on the extraordinary journey and adventure that is Götheborg. This is a read that should not be missed!

The ship's principal patron and godmother

We are very proud to present His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf as the ship’s principal patron and Her Majesty Queen Silvia as the ship’s godmother.

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors

Rederi Götheborg AB, Board of Directors

Lars G Malmer

Chairman

Stefan Björk

Owner Greencarrier

Johan Jemdahl

Board Member

Josefine Widegren

Head of HR Greencarrier

Peter Alexandersson

Board member

Latest news

Traditional Sailing Ships Meetup in Eriksberg, Gothenburg

19 June 2024

The weekend 27th to 29th of June is THE weekend! In the archipelago of Gothenburg, you will be able to see about 30 traditional sailing ships from Sweden, Norway and Denmark sailing together for a meet up in Eriksberg during the afternoon 29th of June.

National day and reopening of the Ships hall and brand-new Café!

01 June 2024

On June 6, it's happening! There aren't many places on Hisingen to celebrate the Swedish National Day. This year, we're making a big deal out of it by celebrating National Day with both a salute and a flag ceremony. We're combining this with the inauguration of our newly renovated Ship’s Hall and the brand-new café! Why not enjoy a brewed coffee and an ice cream with us?

Remember the sailboat rescue in April last year?

07 May 2024

On the 25th of April, off the coast of France just after 4pm, a distress call was sent by the MRCC regarding a sailing vessel that had lost its rudder and was drifting. Being the closest ship to the sailing boat, Götheborg answered the call.

Owner and main partner

Greencarrier Group
Greencarrier is a global group offering logistics solutions all over the world, focusing on knowledge, innovation and sustainable solutions. SOIC and Greencarrier share common values and when we start our journey towards a sustainable future with commerce, shipping and logistics as our base, Svenska Ostindiska Companiet is simply our starting point. We like challenges, and our attitude is:
Yes, it's possible!

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