Connecting the world today, creating a sustainable tomorrow

Shipping and logistics is a complex and fragmented industry; we understand that whether you’re a producer or a trader, you’re looking for new opportunities and new ways to reach new markets. Our unique combination of integrated logistics and expertise are your guide for these new opportunities.

Our History

Since our launch in 2000 we have focused on growing our fleet of liquefied gas carriers, initially specializing in the handysize sector. We transport liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical gases and ammonia for energy companies, industrial users and commodity traders. With a new management team in place from 2006, the business has achieved rapid and sustained growth and we now own and operate the world’s largest fleet of handysize gas carriers. In 2020 we expanded our presence on the value chain by opening a new ethylene export terminal in Houston, Texas, together with Enterprise Product Partners, which will better integrate our logistic services to our customers.

2020

30,000cbm tank successfully constructed completing phase 2 of the ethylene export terminal maximizing throughput capacity to 1.0 million tons per annum.

2019

Commercial operations of the ethylene export terminal commences following the completion of phase 1 of the construction.

2018

Navigator and Enterprise announce location and construction under way of the ethylene export terminal.

2017

Navigator announced an intention to develop an ethylene marine export terminal.

2016

Navigator Gas moved into the mid-sized market, commissioning newbuild ethylene vessels with increased capacity accommodating the needs of the Company’s business partners

2013

Initial Public Offering at $19 per share on the New York Stock Exchange (NVGS).

2012

The Company acquired 11 handysize gas vessels from Maersk Tankers for USD 470 million and gained the position as the world’s largest owner of handysize gas vessels

2011

Invesco, the Company’s largest shareholder, made their first investment by acquiring 2.5m shares. Later becoming majority shareholder in 2012 following their acquisition of the Lehman Brothers shareholding.

2006

Navigator Holdings’ entire ownership and management changed following the Company’s emergence from Chapter 11.

2000

The Company’s initial vessels came into operation in 2000.

1997

Navigator Holdings formed with the purpose of building and operating a fleet of five semi-refrigerated, ethylene-capable gas carriers

Meet our CEO
Dr Harry Deans

“It is a real privilege to work side by side with my friends & colleagues at Navigator Gas. I am constantly inspired by their ingenuity, ownership and deep insight into the seaborne gas markets which enables our customers to sustainably connect across the globe.  At the very heart of our company is a fleet of versatile gas carriers operating safely, reliably and efficiently to ensure that the ultimate consumer can cook their food, grow their crops and live their lives safely and comfortably.  Our open and honest approach nurtures long term partnerships with suppliers, customers and shareholders alike.  Our diverse team, whether at sea or on shore is united in our desire to keep everyone safe, to reduce emissions and to delight our customers and partners.”

Navigator at a glance

Safety

700+ Lost Time Incident Free Days

Reliability

Achieving better scores during ship inspections than industry benchmarks

Efficiency

Innovating in everything we do and focusing on increasing efficiencies

Emissions

Vessel converted to ethane fuel with annualised carbon reduction similar to taking 4,000 cars off of the road

Navigator Team

1,700 Officers & Crew

140 On-Shore Team Members

6 Shore Locations in London, New York & Gdynia

Vessels

38 Sophisticated Gas Carriers

Terminal

World's largest ethylene export terminal with annual 1M metric ton capacity

Flexibility

We handle the most complex liquefied gases for our customers; LPG, Petrochemicals & Ammonia.

Cargo in 2020

400 Ship-to-Ship Operations

1,281 Port Calls

6.3 Million Metric Tons Transported

Management Team

We pride ourselves on identifying the most appropriate, efficient and cost-effective seaborne gas transportation solutions for our business partners. We apply a ‘can do’ approach to even the most challenging situations, freely sharing our expertise with business partners and terminals in the spirit of mutually-beneficial collaboration.

Dr. Harry Deans

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Niall Nolan

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Flaherty

Director of Fleet and Technical Operations

Oeyvind Lindeman

Chief Commercial Officer

Barre Browne

Director of Commercial Operations and Procurement

Michael Schroder

CEO - Ultragas (A Navigator Gas Company)

Martin Bork

COO - Ultragas (A Navigator Gas Company)

Kaj Pilemand

CTO - Ultragas (A Navigator Gas Company)

Board Members

Name Remuneration Committee Nomination Committee Audit Committee

Dag von Appen

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Director

Andreas Sohmen-Pao

Director

Peter Stokes

Director

Dr. Harry Deans

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Andreas Beroutsos

Director

Dr. Heiko Fischer

Director

Remuneration Committee: Member Nomination Committee: Member Audit Committee: Member
Member Member Member

David Kenwright

Director

Remuneration Committee: Chair Nomination Committee: Chair Audit Committee: Member
Chair Chair Member

Alexander Oetker

Director

Remuneration Committee: Member Nomination Committee: Member Audit Committee: Member
Member Member Member

Florian Weidinger

Director

Audit Committee: Chair Remuneration Committee: Member
Member Chair

Advisors

Name

David J. Butters

Chairman Emeritus and Special Advisor to the Board of Directors

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