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Norway now ready with new maritime strategy

The Norwegian government has presented its new strategy for the maritime industry. Fewer ships are sailing under the Norwegian flag and the low oil price is putting pressure on the offshore industry. Read here, how Norway plans to take on the challenges.

The conservative Norwegian government has been at work for a long time on a new strategy for the country's shipping and offshore industry and now presents the ambitions for the industry in the proposal 'Maritime Opportunities - Blue Growth for a Green Future'.

"The maritime industry is a very important driving force in the Norwegian economy. We have big opportunities on, in and below the sea," said Norway's Minister of Trade and Industry, Monica Mæland, when she and the Minister of Finance, Siv Jensen presented the plan recently, according to a press release.

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