1. Norwegian shipping faces up to energy transition

Norway’s maritime cluster can take advantage of its technological capabilities amid tightening environmental regulations and continued digitalisation, some industry officials hope.

2. Norwegian shipyards and equipment makers diversify from offshore shipbuilding

Tech-focused Norwegian cluster riding out of downturn with ability to harness business opportunities related to ferries, expedition cruiseships and fishboats

The [car carrier] orderbook is at an all-time low of below 3% but the segment has seen rates pressure for many, many years, and we believe rates are unsustainable and need to come up.

Espen Stubberud

3. DNV GL’s Knut Orbeck-Nilssen calls on shipping to keep safety at forefront of industry's mind

Class society’s maritime CEO talks about his worries for safety and disappointment over stalled reforms at IACS

4. OSV owners see light at the end of long, dark downturn

But lenders will need to share their optimism if North Sea operators seeking to refinance vessels are to thrive

5. Odfjell plans to grow terminal in key tanker hub of Houston

The US is the Oslo-listed chemical tanker and terminal owner's 'most important hub' for exports and imports, the company says

6. Tax the rich? Norway’s shipowners enjoy lower wealth tax

Norwegian owners benefit from the government’s efforts in cutting personal wealth tax—but a full repealing is unlikely

7. Norwegian mutual insurance model takes shape

The big three Norwegian marine insurers are now providing a full range of cover to shipowner members and third parties

8. Norway punches above its weight in competitive car carrier market

Full chain of operators, tonnage providers and banks means the country is set to remain a powerful player

Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. chief executive Harrald Solberg. Photo: Norwegian Shipowners’ Association

9. Single structure model yields benefits for Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Closer ties with EUKOR enhance fleet flexibility with grouping of assets, says Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean's Michael Hynekamp

10. NOCC boss upbeat on car carrier prospects

Looking beyond the current bearish market conditions, Norwegian Car Carriers (NOCC) chief executive Olav Sollie says the next couple of years look bright for the sector where his company operates

11. Siem Car Carriers reinforces focus in Norway on cleaner LNG fuelling

Norwegian player builds 7,700-ceu ships in joint project with car giant Volkswagen and bunker supplier Shell

12. UECC pioneers in car carriers with low-emission design

Green fuels of the future factored into operator's strategy as it orders hybrid LNG-powered ships

13. Hoegh Autoliners grows positive on LNG but rejects use of scrubbers

Hoegh Autoliners chief executive Ivar Hansson Myklebust says the Oslo-based company considered using LNG as a fuelling option for its last series of newbuildings and it is an option for its next order