Thome was established in Singapore in 1963 following the arrival of Mr Fridtjov Thome, a Norwegian, who liked what he saw and decided to stay on to carve his career in shipping. From the humble beginning of providing specialised service in the role of a shipbroker, Mr Fridtjov Thome went on to become an established and well-respected shipowner, owning several Vessels ranging from handy-size to capesize bulkers as well as several handy-size products to suezmax tankers.

The Thome Group was consequently established, based in Singapore, combining the long established Norwegian tradition in shipping with oriental drive and enterprise and offering a complete range of services; ranging from full ship management, crew, technical, commercial & corporate, crisis management, technical services (such as inspection for purchase or valuation, supervision of repairs, drydocking & newbuilding), as well as reliable port agency services with experienced & efficient staff available 24 hours daily throughout the year.

Additionally, a shipbroking department was set-up in the mid 1970's to provide competitive tanker chartering services to the oil majors, traders & tanker owners worldwide and shipbroking service in the sale & purchase of second-hand tonnage of all types and sizes for trading and demolition, as well as newbuildings contracting and ships evaluation services. It was from being just a department of the Thome Group that the present Thome & Partners (Shipbrokers) Pte. Ltd. evolved into an independent company.  

Thome & Partners (Shipbrokers) Pte. Ltd., was officially incorporated as a company in December 1988 in order to allow for a wider participation by different shareholders, both Norwegian and Singaporean, as Mr Fridtjov Thome recognised the need for local talent to take a participating stake & vested interest in the business . 

Presently, Thome & Partners (Shipbrokers) Pte. Ltd., continues to play an active role as Sale & Purchase brokers, involving mostly second-hand tonnage of all types and sizes. We also handle newbuildings contracting and demolition transactions as well as chartering services for container carriers. Additionally, we provide ships evaluation services to a number of close banking-friends active in ship-finance. We are continuously vigilant and are always on the lookout for opportunities to further expand our services in the shipbroking industry.