Arendals Dampskibsselskab AS - ADS - is a privately owned shipping company located in Arendal, Norway, where it has been operating since its foundation in 1857.
The company was originally a liner operator being one of the pioneers on the Norwegian coast in the steamship era. It was acquired and reactivated by its current owners in 2008.
Today ADS manages shipping and offshore projects and investments on behalf of its shareholders and third parties, with the aim to build long term value through strategic management and financial expertise.
ADS is a strong believer in outsourcing ship management and related services and work with the industry’s leading providers to ensure that we meet the highest standards of performance and safety.