The Norwegian Maritime Authority reports that 561 ships are now registered in the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS).
Two newbuilds entered NIS on 30th June, increasing the number to 561.
BIGGEST INCREASE OF SHIPS SINCE 2010
As many as 66 new ships were registered the last six months, 17 of them during the month of June. The Norwegian Maritime Authority reports this is almost a doubling compared to the corresponding period last year. One has to look back to 2010 to see an equivalent number.
-The GT has increased proportionally with the number of ships, and we note that it has not been so high for the past eight years. This is extra positive as fleets are measured in GT internationally, says acting Registrar, Mr. Ole Kamlund. By the end of June, this number had risen to 14 337 108.
|Development in number of ships registered in NIS. Graph: Norwegian Maritime Authorities.
EASE UP UP ON TRADE AREAS CONTRIBUTING FACTOR
The Government’s decision to ease up on the trade areas for ships in the NIS is a contributing factor. This change has led to the registration of more cargo- and constructionships. The traditional deep-sea fleet has also increased and all indications show a continued positive development for the NIS for the rest of the year. Many shipowners have reported interest in future registrations under the Norwegian flag.