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War diverts cruiseships to Norway

Norway's northern city of Kirkenes has lost some expected cruiseship visits this summer because it's located so close to the Russian border. The rest...

Sanctions snarl ship’s sailings

While Norway's coastal shipping and cruise line Hurtigruten has been plagued by Corona virus-related problems, its new domestic competitor is caught up in trouble...

Ukrainian crew avoided Murmansk

Twelve Ukrainian crew members working on a ship bound for Murmansk feared being detained by Russian officials upon arrival. They were thus allowed to...

Norway urged to tighten cruise rules

Cruiseships are already sailing back to Norway as Corona restrictions ease, but now many face tougher regulations especially in winter. A government commission recommends...

Norway tries to save the seas

It may seem hypocritical for Norway, as an oil producing nation with lots of offshore platforms and occasional spills, to lead international efforts to...

Hurtigruten ran into trouble again

UPDATED: Norway's coastal shipping line Hurtigruten, tarnished by its failure to reveal Corona infection on board some of its ships last year, sailed into...

Fredriksen buys up Aker Brygge

Shipowner John Fredriksen, the Norwegian billionaire who now lives mostly in London, clearly wasn't content to merely base his shipping operations in Oslo's waterfront...

Billionaire art patron laid to rest

Tributes have been rolling in for weeks after Hans Rasmus Astrup, the shipping billionaire best known for being one of the world's leading art...

Adrift Dutch ship now under control

A Dutch cargo ship that lost power in a severe storm off Norway's west coast earlier this week was finally brought under tow in...

Cargo ship adrift in stormy seas

Norwegian officials were worrying about serious environmental damage after a Dutch cargo ship floundered in stormy seas off Ålesund on Monday and then lost...

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