Scandinavia: A declining force
Although shipping has been one of the most important industries in Norway for a number of years, a lack of foresight by politicians and an influx of foreign investors have led to a decline in this vital sector, says Tor Aasberg
Shipping is and always has been an important part of Norway’s international image. It is one of the country’s largest export industries, second only to oil and gas and represents almost half of the country’s service exports, making Norway the world’s third largest shipping nation. However, there is a feeling within the industry that things are going off the rails.
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