Trade peace tops Norwegian shipowners' wish list for 2019

Peace rather than trade war between China and the US is one of the most important issues for Norwegian shipping in 2019, CEO Harald Solberg tells ShippingWatch. A re-escalation of the trade war will have major consequences for one segment in Norwegian shipping in particular.

Since the turn of the year, Harald Solberg has been CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association. | Photo: Norges Rederiforbund

The trade war and tensions between the US and China seem to be relaxing slightly these days.

The trade dispute has been going on for most of 2018, but the two countries are currently taking a 90 day trade truce until March 1, 2019 while the parties are working on a permanent agreement.

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