The maritime industry is one of Norway’s most valuable renewable resources. Our ambition is to be a world leader in maritime innovation. The need for innovation is greater than ever. New maritime solutions must be developed to meet an ever-increasing need for transport and energy extraction, and for efficiency and eco-friendliness.
From highway to seaway
It is the objective of both Norway and the EU that more transport of goods should move from road to sea. Prognoses indicate that goods transport will increase by 75 per cent by 2010.
The Norwegian offshore fleet is the world’s most modern and its second largest. Shipping companies participate in all phases of petroleum activities – from initial seismic surveys to production and finally decommissioning of non-producing fields.
The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association’s ownership policy is based on a conviction that active private ownership provides considerable added value to the entire society.
Never before have so many ships been hijacked in the Indian Ocean as in 2010. The pirates are better organised and behave more aggressively than previously.
- Great maritime opportunities
The Norwegian Shipowners’ Associations’ Shipping Outlook Report 2013 finds that the prospects for the Norwegian maritime industry are good. 2013 seems set to become a new record year for the industry. The shipping companies are forecasting more turnover and better profitability and are positioning themselves for long-term growth. - Sturla Henriksen
Norway is today one of the world’s largest maritime nations. Based on market value, the Norwegian fleet is the world’s 5th largest. The Norwegian offshore fleet is the world’s largest and most advanced.
The maritime industry has an international focus and Norwegian shipping companies earn their revenues from around the world. The largest growth markets in the time ahead will be the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) and the High North/Arctic region. The offshore markets in Brazil, West Africa and Australia will be important for Norwegian shipping companies.
To realise the great maritime prospects ahead of us, we encourage our government to pursue a proactive maritime policy with internationally competitive framework conditions