More Norwegian ships in the Merchant Fleet

The number of ships in the Norwegian Merchant Fleet owned by Norwegians, went up from 1 104 in 2007 to 1 155 in 2008, reports Statistic Norway.

At the same time the gross tonnage went up from 10 to 12 million, an increase of 20 per cent. Both number of ships and gross tonnage for foreign owned ships fell.

The number of ships in the Norwegian Merchant Fleet, registered in the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) and owned by Norwegians, went up from 355 in 2007 to 385 in 2008. At the same time the gross tonnage went up from 7.7 million to 9.7 million, an increase of 27 per cent.

For NIS registered ships owned by foreigners the change was opposite. Number of ships went down by 18 and gross tonnage fell by 1.4 million. In total, the number of NIS registered ships increased with 12 ships, while the gross tonnage rose with 695 thousand gross tons.

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