In 1955, Sir Yue-Kong (Y.K.) Pao bought his first vessel, a 27-year-old freighter renamed the Golden Alpha, and founded World-Wide Shipping. In 2003, World-Wide Shipping acquired Bergesen, Norway’s largest shipping company founded in 1935; and in 2005, the business was re-branded as BW. The LPG segment of the BW business was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2013. Today, BW LPG owns and operates the world’s largest fleet of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) and continues to deliver sustainable growth and value for our stakeholders.