Oil major Equinor's employee union Safe calls for the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's Director General, Anne Myhrvold, to step down when her term ends this spring, reports Dagens Næringsliv. The call comes after Norway's public auditor has criticized the authority.
Several shipping companies are considering moving functions and departments out of Norway as a result of the new Norwegian tax rules, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association tells ShippingWatch. DHT has already made the move.
The Norwegian government is getting ready to let Color Line out-flag its international service ferries, which would enable the ferry operator to hire cheaper labor. The move is met with criticism from DFDS, which will look at similar possibilities.
The new Norwegian oil minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg tells Sysla in an interview that he does not see any opposition between fossil fuels and climate change mitigation. He wants Norway to play a central role.
A Norwegian-based yard will construct the world's first autonomous and zero-emission container vessel, which is expected to be completed in 2020. The vessel is the result of a collaboration between supplier Kongsberg and fertilizer company Yara.
More than 600 Norwegian rig workers from nine offshore installations have halted their work, as union Safe and the country's shipowners' association were unable to reach a wage agreement. An additional 900 workers could join the strike, starting midnight Sunday, unless the parties reach an accord.
The dramatic drop in oil prices from 2014 onwards cost approximately 25,000 Norwegian jobs in the Norwegian oil sector alone in 2015, 2016 and 2017. New figures from Statistics Norway show this development, writes business daily Dagens Næringsliv.