Integrity. Security. Performance.


Dedicated to protecting pool partners’ assets and interests.


Our Vessels

Founded in 1984, Heidmar Inc. is one of the world’s leading commercial tanker operators with a fleet of approximately 80 ships, including VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax / LR2, and Panamax / LR1 vessels.

Our Team

Our management team consists of seasoned leaders, and our staff includes traders, logistics, and risk management experts dedicated to ensuring that ships operate 24x7x365. 75% of the commercial team have earned maritime degrees.

Our Ship Owners

Many of our ship owners have been with us from the beginning. Why? They share Heidmar’s commitment to quality, safety, and environmentally-friendly service in the transportation of crude oil & petroleum products.

Our Reach

From offices in the U.S., U.K., and Singapore we provide around-the-clock service to major oil companies and oil traders on a worldwide basis. Collectively, our team represents 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages.

Our Customers

Our customers are the world’s leading oil and energy companies. Together we deliver crude oil and blending components which power the world’s cars, planes, trains, trucks, and heat homes around the globe.

Our Compliance

Heidmar’s staff is trained with respect to the OFAC regime, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.S. Anti-Boycott laws and the UK Anti-Corruption Act and are industry leaders in this regard.


30 + years of Experience, Focus, & Performance
Heidmar expands its global participation with new partners from Canada and Norway joining its pools. Meanwhile, average participation in its pools lengthens to more than 7 years.2017
Third party pool deliveries accelerate as owners find protection, performance, transparency, and governance in Heidmar run pools.2016
Heidmar expands into the drybulk markets with its affiliation with New York-based TBS Logistics. The company provides the template, mechanics, and dry version of eFleetWatch to help propel TBS as a provider of first class pool management services to the struggling drybulk markets. 2015
Heidmar expands in the products segment with the introduction of its Handy tanker pool, Marlin Tankers. Co-founded with Conti Shipping of Munich both Heidmar, and Conti will each enter two vessels into the Pool the summer of 2015. With its chartering centered in London the Pool will provide more scale, and exposure with Heidmar's existing products customers in the Atlantic. 2015
Heidmar celebrates 30 years in business. The company's unique history in ownership, technical management, software development, timecharter and derivatives trading has helped it develop a broad, and deep level of service unparalleled in the management of tanker Pools.2014
Following a successful 5 year joint venture, Heidmar sells its interest in Womar Holdings to BW Shipping and continues to focus on its core segments – Handy size Product Carriers through VLCCs.2014
Private equity-backed Ridgebury builds its Blue Fin presence to six Suezmax vessels. The volatility in spot dirty markets drives interest from new market participants in Heidmar's crude Pools.2014
With the dirty spot markets bouncing along at historical lows, Heidmar Pools record the third highest vessel deliveries in company history as owners seek cover in cash healthy Pools.2013
Heidmar establishes the Seawolf Tankers VLCC pool and time charters its first VLCC – M/T Solana from Cardiff Marine. Completing its coverage of all crude segments, the formation creates synergies between all Heidmar's dirty pools that helps generate leading performance. 2010
Heidmar’s Marida Tankers Pool and W-O Shipping's Yamuna and Ganges pools form a joint venture to commercially manage small tankers.2009
Shipping Pool Investors Inc. purchases 49% stake in Heidmar from Morgan Stanley. Heidmar management purchases a 2% stake. The transaction diversifies Heidmar’s shareholding with support from a cargo owner and tonnage provider.2008
Hartmann delivers two Universal newbuilding Suezmaxes to Blue Fin Tankers. The addition of the two vessels to the relatively young Pool firmly marks Blue Fin’s spot on the map of top Suezmax operators. 2008
4 Active LR2 newbuildings deliver to Sigma Tankers marking Heidmar’s entry into the LR2 markets. The vessels establish Heidmar as a growing LR2 operator and Sigma as a diversified worldwide Pool. 2008
Heidmar establishes Blue Fin Tankers Inc., a Suezmax tanker pool with time chartered tonnage from Heidmar and direct pool participation from long-time Heidmar supporter, COSCO Dalian.2007
Heidmar Lightering Inc. is sold to OSG. Heidmar sharpens its strategy to focus on the operation of its Pools. 2007
Cardiff Marine’s Ice 1A Aframaxes, M/T Bonita and M/T Montego, join Sigma Tankers marking Heidmar’s entry into the Baltic Aframax ice market. The vessels achieve record breaking winter freight rates and earnings from Sigma. 2006
Morgan Stanley acquires Heidmar Inc. The acquisition further distinguishes Heidmar among its peers.2006
Heidmar establishes Marida Tankers Inc., operating tankers 5,000-18,000 DWT within Northern Europe. Many of Heidmar’s existing Pool partners invest in the smaller vessels, without a commercial strategy, which presents an opportunity for Heidmar.2005
Starting initially with 3 Aframaxes, Heidmar establishes Sigma Tankers Inc.. With support from key partners, Heidmar focuses on the large and fragmented Aframax segment. 2004
Heidmar enters the lightering service in the USG and opens Heidenreich Lightering Services Inc. in Houston. This unit provides a much needed addition to the USG Lightering market as well as strengthening the Company’s relationships with chartering customers.2002
Heidmar forms Dorado Tankers Pool Inc., a clean product tanker pool for 34-55,000 dwt vessels. Expanding on its success in Star, Heidmar focuses on the clean product segments.2001
Heidmar opens the Caracas, Venezuela office. Over 100 cargoes a year will be fixed by the Caracas staff. The office closes in 2007 with the staff joining Heidmar’s Norwalk office.2001
Heidmar launches a state-of-the-art web-based voyage management system: The software is light years ahead of the competition and further underscores Heidmar's commitment to excellence and full transparency for its Pool partners.2000
The Heidmar-Pleaides Panamax pool, founded in 1998, changes its name to Star Tankers Inc. The Pool, now open to other third party owners, is an immediate success.1999
Heidenreich Marine (Far East) Pte Ltd. opens in Singapore. The office would become a crucial component in the company’s global chartering success.1997
Heidmar and its partners purchase the M/T Heidmar Spirit, a 63,000 dwt, built in 1982. The vessel trades for Heidmar until its scrapping in November 2003.1995
Heidmar signs a contract with a super oil major for moving black products on Panamaxes from UK/Mediterranean to the U.S. The Company recognizes early on the value of long-term relationship with first class charterers.1992
Heidenreich Marine (UK) Ltd. opens office on Old Bond Street in London. Starting with two employees, the office is a crucial cornerstone in the Company’s execution of its chartering strategy – triangulating around the Atlantic.1991
Due to creative and innovative solutions to ship Orimulsion (70% crude, 30% water + emulsifier), Heidmar is awarded the first test cargo from Venezuela to the UK.1990
Heidmar becomes a 25% shareholder in Protank, a ship operating company, gaining commercial control of 5 product tankers.1989
Heidmar operates 8 tankers, some of which are time-chartered tonnage with lower base rates and profit sharing. Full disclosure and transparency are key in these arrangements.1988

Since inception

82 Pool Members
434 Charterers
590 Ships
21,305 Voyages
560,519 Trading Days


“Our assets are our people”.

Our culture

Our people shape our culture and success. Our culture is defined by transparency, inclusiveness, communication, teamwork, and respect. At Heidmar, we pride ourselves on being an industry-leader, as well as a great place to work. We also share an ethos of giving back to our industry and community through company-sponsored volunteerism.

Join our team

We are dedicated to attracting and retaining the best and brightest people. Our team spans the globe and brings a variety of experiences within the maritime industry. If you think you have what it takes to be part of the Heidmar team, please email your resume and cover letter to

Executive Committee


  • Heidmar encourages employees to participate in community activities through company-sponsored volunteer programs as well as individual or team projects.
  • Employees who volunteer their time with not-for-profits can request a donation to that charity.
Global CitizenshipWe contribute funds to nonprofit groups that support education, the environment, community & economic development.
Memberships / partnershipsWe are a founding member of the World Ocean Council, which promotes stewardship of the seas, and a supporter of the Maritime Aquarium.
Corporate givingThrough direct donations and our corporate-matching program, Heidmar contributes to domestic and international organizations.
Heidmar Fund GrantsOur employee-led Heidmar Fund awards grants to respond to the needs of children and families in the communities we serve.