Olav Akselsen i Norges rederiforbund
Director General Olav Akselsen speaking at Norwegian Shipowners' Associations conference on Brazil.

Ocean Industry Podium
Ocean Industry Podium on the ratification
of the ballast water convention. 

Olav Akselsen has been much in demand for engagements during this Nor-Shipping. He has appeared as speaker and panel member at a diverse range of meetings and seminars, in addition to individual meetings with key members of the maritime industry.

- It is of course important for the Norwegian Maritime Authority to make a mark at such a major maritime event as Nor-Shipping. My distinct impression is that the industry has noticed and approves of the work we are laying down to make the Authority even more accessible to our customers, says Akselsen.

The Director General concluded his engagements at Nor-Shipping yesterday. At the Norwegian Shipowners' Associations conference on Brazil he also met his counterpart Vice Admiral Claudio Portugal de Viveiros of the Brazilian Maritime Authority. Akselsen appeared as speaker at a session of the Ocean Industry Podium-series focusing on the international ballast water convention. There he urged the international maritime industry to work for a ratification of the convention so that it can enter into force.

Marketing the Norwegian flag

The NMA participated with two stands at this years Nor-Shipping. Our main stand in hall C gathered specialists from all relevant departments of the Authority to field questions from visitors, whilst in the corridor along the halls our representatives in national dress more freely marketed the Norwegian International Ship Register as a quality flag. Distribution of our special publication for Nor-Shipping in our eye-cathing carrier bags reached approximately 3.500 during the week, in addition to being distributed by the financial daily Dagens Næringsliv on the Tuesday Nor-Shipping kicked off.

Marketing the Norwegian flag and meeting visitors is important during Nor-Shipping.