Hurtigruten cancels all cruises due to COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus the Norwegian cruise company, Hurtigruten informed that ceased all of its opeations for this year, due to the increased COVID-19 cases in Europe and the US.

Norway finds failures during Hurtigruten’s COVID-19 audit

Hurtigruten has reported that the Norwegian Maritime Authority’s (NMD) investigation of the COVID-19 outbreak aboard its ship, Roald Amundsen, discovered seven deviations and failures in health and safety protocols, as well as ISM-Code compliance.

Norwegian partners to develop autonomous zero emission Ro-Ro vessels

Norwegian Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly -a joint venture between Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen- have signed with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage their operations at sea. The fully electric ships will replace 2 million km of truck transport, saving 5,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.

Ship recycling in Bangladesh to enter third phase of key project

The third phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh has been given the go-ahead, with Norway committing approximately US$1.5 million (14 million Norwegian Kroner) to support improved ship recycling in Bangladesh.

Norway opens offshore areas for wind development

The Norwegian government reported the opening of two areas for offshore wind development. Specifically, the areas will open on 1 January 2021, while there have been limits set on the amount of wind power that can be developed.

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