About Us

About Us

Who We Are

Tarbit has been transporting bitumen, petroleum-products and chemicals since 1947, and is owned by the Hermansson and Svanström families.

The shipping company is characterised by high safety and environmental awareness, keeping focus on quality, sustainability and reliable effectiveness.

Tarbit is a flexible and customer-focused shipping organisation, whose long experience has resulted in invaluable knowledge in dealing with customers interests through safe transportations.

Our long experience in the tanker business, trading all of the world, has afforded us in-depth knowledge with tankers designed for very special needs, including state-of-the-art technology, transporting clean and dirty petroleum-products and high heat cargoes, including coal-tar and pitch, up to 250ºC.

We maintain a continuous improvement programme, which puts great importance on energy-efficiency and eco-friendly operations. New technology, motivated and highly qualified crew, together with good seamanship are important ingredients in making us a dependable transport-partner both today and in the future.

Skärhamn has been our base from the beginning and today our main office is attractively located right next to the harbour. We have all the know-how that are necessary for modern tanker shipping and all the collective experience required for safe transportations of bitumen, petroleum-products and chemicals.

The majority of the office-staff have experience from life at sea; this offers many advantages, as they are there to handle all kind of support to our customers and vessels twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Some people call it work – we call it shipping!

Mission & Values


Our Mission

Through safety and environmental excellence shall we offer our customers a long-term committed, reliable and cost-effective transport-partner, by using fit-for-purpose built tonnage operated by experienced, motivated and well-trained crew.

Our Values

The TBS-logo onboard our tankers symbolises a high level of safety, quality and environmental awareness together with healthy working conditions. This guarantees you a safe and reliable transport-partner both today and in the future.

Safe transports are our objective

Professional, highly motivated, well-trained employees, who possess special skills and experiences, and work with a high degree of responsibility and efficiency makes Tarbit flexible and customer-focused. Safety is the core of our business and daily work, protecting interests such as the cargo, crew, vessel and environment. Balance is always kept between new technology and good seamanship, both onboard and ashore.




10 newbuildings

10 newbuildings since year 2000 – Bithav, Bitflower, Bit Oktania, Bit Okland, Bit Viking, Bit Redo, Bit Eco, Bit Hero, Bit Wind & Bit Wave

High Demands

All built to highest technical specifications to meet the high demands from industrial customers.

High Class

All built on high class shipyards.

Own Supervision Team

Tarbits own supervision team on site during the entire building process.