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Will evaluate the future fuel for the Norwegian maritime offshore industry

Together with the offshore shipping companies DOF, Solstad, and Eidesvik, the Norwegian  Shipowners' Association has commissioned an analysis of alternative fuels from SINTEF Ocean.

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Norwegian shipping companies have a strong belief in the green transition

Despite more complex political and geopolitical surroundings in 2023, 7 out of 10 Norwegian Shipowners’ Association members believe they will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent per unit by 2030, and nearly 8 out of 10 believe they will be climate-neutral by 2050. 

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The maritime industry needs more bright minds

The Norwegian maritime industry has a strong international position and is a leader within technology and development. At the same time, the industry needs more bright minds, both on land and at sea, in the years to come. 

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Wind wins the Heyerdahl Award 2023

Wallenius Wilhelmsen's Orcelle Wind has been awarded the Heyerdahl award 2023. The award was presented to the winner by Thor Heyerdahl jr. at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association's annual conference in Oslo on 21 March. The Expert Committee believes that Orcelle Wind, which will use wind as propulsion, may become a game changer for future emission-free shipping. 

The Heyerdahl Award Winner 2023

Maritime Outlook 2023

Demand for ships increased by 6.1 percent in 2021. In 2022, demand rose by a further 5.9 percent on an annual basis. This year, Lorentzen & Co expects ship demand to be 5.2 percent.

Maritime Outlook 2023
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Troubled waters and co-operation under pressure

Norwegian shipping companies are manoeuvring in increasingly challenging geopolitical waters. The backdrop of political security is changing rapidly as a result of the war in Ukraine, a more strained relationship between the USA and China and the aftermath of the corona pandemic. The changes present new challenges and new opportunities for shipping. 

Troubled waters