Roed Shipping? I suppose you mean Hjalmar Roed &Co Est.1890?
They appear on the registers with one ship, COLUMBIA b.75, in 1980 and with no vessels after 1981. Involved in R&D of a small high speed vessel in the nineties but was dissolved as a company by the end of the decade.
There was also Reidar Roeds Rederi A/S est.1933. They were the owners of M/V Belita and M/V Bernhard in 1973. Do not know what bacame of the company later, but they are not in business as of today.
I'm wondering if this company has any connection with Jan-Petter Roed. He ran the Norse Group out of Norway in the 1970s with a large fleet of tankers. However, the company collapsed due to new tankers being delivered into a poor market.
He is now in business in the U.K. operating under the name of Norse Management. They have a couple of aframax tankers plus a newbuilding programme involving a series of 1700 teu containerships.
Thanks for all the help. The Wilhelmsen suggestion seems quite plausible, and I'll try that avenue. Roed of Tonsberg had a number of sailing ships around 1890 to 1900 normally bringing wood from East Coast of USA to UK, usually to Glasgow. The company were not lucky, losing two large sailing ships in the Clyde within a few years of each other. around 1900. Thanks again.