Maritime Industry

Norway is one of the world's leading maritime nations, and the maritime industry represents 6.9 percent of the total value creation in Norway. The Norwegian maritime industries cover a vast area of services, technology and expertise. Many Norwegian companies in the maritime industry also have a presence in China.

NCCC together with a number of Norwegian companies will be represented at the SEAWORKS Asia Exhibition 2016 here in Shanghai next week. Read more

Two new chemical tankers owned by Stolt Tankers were named this week at a formal ceremony at Hudong Zhonghua yard in Shanghai on 26 October. Read more


Consul General of Norway, Øyvind Stokke, attended the ship naming ceremony of Stolt Tankers’ new ship “Stolt Pride” in Shanghai on 15 June. Read more

Monday 25th April was the annual Norwegian Maritime Evening hosted by Kongsberg Maritime, Prime Group Norway, DNV GL and Cosco Jotun. Read more

Photo: Norges Rederiforbund.

The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association’s Economic Activity Report 2016 has now been published and is available on their website. Read more

On 23 February, The Norwegian shipowner company Klaveness held a naming ceremony of its Kamsarmax bulk carrier vessel MV Bavang at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang Shipyard. Read more

Director General Ida Skard, head of the Maritime Department at the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, visited Norwegian companies exhibiting at the Marintec China 2015 in Shanghai on 1 December. Read more

Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

Recently the Norwegian Government launched a new maritime strategy called "Maritime Opportunities – Blue Growth for a Green Future". Read more

The role of shipping and its consequences for pollution has had increased focus lately, both in Beijing and Hong Kong. On 25-26 of June Civic Exchange, a think-tank, arranged a conference that focused on the possibility of establishing Emission Control Areas for ships in Hong Kong and the greater China. Read more


Last week UNs International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed on a new set of rules adapted for arctic waters. As the ice melts around the poles it is crucial to have a set of rules to make shipping safe and to protect the environment. Read more

Global warming is an international challenge and shipping is crucial part of international trade. Therefore, on the 27th of April, Norway Day was arranged in Hong Kong with particular focus on Green Shipping. Read more

An evening for the maritime business sector with presentations, mingling and food from the galley Read more

Photo: Shanghai Daily.

Mistral, the first VLGC (very large gas carrier) China has designed and built, was christened at a ceremony on Changxing Island, November 19th. Read more

Director General Ida Skard from the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries . 
Photo: Lise Nordgaard.

Shiptec China is one of China’s most important maritime exhibitions in 2014 focusing on shipbuilding, marine equipment and offshore engineering. Director General Ida Skard represented the Norwegian Government. Assistant director general Pål N. Somdalen has written a report capturing his experiences during the Norwegian delegation’s tour in China. Read more

On October 14th , business leaders, students and other guests gathered at Grand Hyatt Shanghai to learn more about Nordic-Sino perspectives on the Chinese ship building industry, and partnership within the field. Read more

Photo: Wilhelmsen Group.

With this main theme, Norwegian Business School and Fudan University (BI-Fudan), in collaboration with the Norwegian Maritime Industry Group Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, will host a maritime event on the 14th of October at Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Read more

Group photo of the employees as the shape of 200. 
Photo: Gang Wang 王刚.

650 employees and special invited guests celebrated Norwegian Kongsberg’s 200th anniversary in Nanjing on the 12th of September. Read more

The international knowledge-based group Kongsberg, one of Norway’s first industrialized factories, is supplying high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industries, the merchant marine and the defense and aerospace industries. In 2014 the company celebrates 200 years in business. The maritime section, Kongsberg Maritime , delivers systems for dynamic positioning and... Read more

Cargo ship. 
Photo: Hendrik Hansen/ Flickr.

«Norwegian shipping, a global success, created locally», these are the last words of a new commercial video created to highlight the Norwegian shipping sector in the global market. Read more

Odfjell ASA celebrates its 100 years in operations in 2014. Read more