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New task force to make Norwegian offshore more efficient

The crisis in the offshore industry now has such a significant impact on the Norwegian maritime industry, that a new initiative between carriers and seafarers will collaborate to find the necessary savings to prevent more tie-ups and lay-offs.

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Working under the header 'Competing at Sea' (Konkurrencekraft til havs), a range of Norwegian seafaring associations and the Norwegian Shipowners Association have launched a collaborative savings and productivity initiative, which works to secure savings within the industry and to ensure more effective work flows, which can increase productivity in business for the common good, ideally resulting in fewer lay-offs and tie-ups, says the Norwegian Shipowner's Association on its website.

The partners behind the initiative include the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO Norway), the Norwegian Shipowner's Association, the Norwegian Seafarers' Union, Norwegian Maritime Officers' Association and the Norwegian Machinists Union. This is how they state the object and method:

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