Segments such as car carriers, LNG, and chemicals are among these. Vessels sail over long distances and between continents. Norwegian Shipowners’ Association’s members in the deep sea segment control around 700 ships calling at ports around the world on a daily basis. The companies have a number of offices abroad, giving the Norwegian shipping industry a strong presence on all continents.

Countries of particular interest for deep sea shipowners

Deep sea shipowners highlight China and the USA as by far the two most important countries, followed by Norway, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. Over 60 per cent of shipping companies in this segment rank China as most important. This is a decrease from last year, when 80 per cent of shipowners stated the same. Nearly 70 per cent listed the United States as one of the most important countries.

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