Norway News


GNS Names Country Manager for Norway

Sep 29, 2015

Maritime navigation services group Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) announced the appointment of Jon Folkedal as its new country manager for Norway with immediate effect, marking the company’s first specific country appointment in Scandinavia…

ABB to Increase Norway’s Grid Capacity

Jul 27, 2015

ABB transformer technology supports Norway’s push to increase the volume of clean energy it can transport reliably over its grid using existing transmission corridorsABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order…

Videotel Secures NMA Approval

Jul 13, 2015

Videotel, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training solutions and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., has received the approval of the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for its security training courses.Videotel’s “Maritime Security Awareness…

Brand New Ro-Ro Ran Aground in Norway

Jun 29, 2015

Ro-ro cargo vessel Kvitbjørn ran aground off Ulsteinvik port, Norway, in the afternoon June 28, while approaching the port.  The vessel, owned by Norway-based Nor Lines, was refloated at 2145 LT same day with the help of tugs at high tide…

Vassenden Wins WISTA LeaderShip Award

Jun 03, 2015

Eli Vassenden, COO Ship Management in Grieg Star, has been awarded the WISTA LeaderShip Award 2015 by WISTA Norway as recognition of her contribution the maritime industry, her competency and leadership skills within the traditionally male dominated role of COO…

NATO Begins 'Dynamic Mongoose' Sub-Hunt Exercise

May 05, 2015

Naval forces from 10 NATO nations and Sweden have launched one of its biggest-ever anti-submarine exercises in the North Sea in Norway to practice detecting and hunting submarines in an annual exercise whose real-world relevance has grown in the past year…

Norway to Host NATO Submarine Hunt

May 01, 2015

Nearly 5,000 NATO troops would take part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off its coast in early May, amid growing regional unease over suspected submarine sightings, Norwegian military said. Submarines, surface ships and aircraft will operate in the exercise…

Shell to Lay Off Staff, Contractors in Norway

Apr 23, 2015

Oil producer Royal Dutch Shell will lay off 120 of its 900 workers in Norway and reduce its contractor force by 140 from 350, as low oil prices force it to cut costs, it said on Thursday. Shell said 100 of the staff cuts would be at its…

All On board for Norway Night

Apr 23, 2015

More than 240 senior executives from the global maritime industry attended the inaugural Norway Night this eveningas part of Singapore Maritime Week.The gathering at The Lantern, Fullerton Bay Hotel was to celebrate the maritime links…

Thome to Support Singapore Maritime Week

Apr 20, 2015

Thome Group is giving its full support to Singapore Maritime Week with several senior executives speaking at key events during the packed programme. Michael Elwert, Director of Group Strategy, HR & Support, will chair a session at the…

Indonesia, Norway to Cooperate on Deep Sea Technology

Apr 15, 2015

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg agreed to cooperate on deep sea technology for oil and gas exploration and maritime sector. Norway has been advanced on deep sea technology and Indonesia thinks…

Aker Solutions to cut 300 Norway Jobs

Feb 18, 2015

Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions plans to cut its domestic workforce in response to lower demand after crude prices tumbled, the company said on Wednesday.Around 300 employees within the maintenance, modifications and operations…

Brandtzæg Joins MMT Norway

Feb 06, 2015

Audun Brandtzæg has been appointed by MMT as managing director for MMT Norway. Brandtzæg will be responsible for developing MMT´s operations in Norway, from market and business development to implementation of projects. He will also contribute to MMT´s cooperation with REACH Subsea…

GAC Norway Joins 2014 Gaselle List

Jan 02, 2015

GAC Norway AS has been added to the 2014 Gaselle List, a nationally-recognised catalogue of Norwegian businesses that have proven sound finances and sustained growth over a number of years.Introduced by the newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv,…

DFDS Logistics starts Germany - Norway Service

Dec 26, 2014

The 29th of December 2014 DFDS Logistics will have the 1st sailing on the new route from Northern Germany to Norway. The loop of the new route will be Oslo-Halden-Bremerhaven-Hamburg-Oslo. The vessel on the new route will be MV Lysvik Seaways…

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