Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.
Oslo Central was built on the site of the older Oslo East Station (Oslo Østbanestasjon, Oslo Ø), the combining of the former east and west stations being made possible by the opening of the Oslo Tunnel. Oslo Central has nineteen tracks, thirteen of which have connections through the Oslo Tunnel. The station has two buildings, the original Oslo East building and the newer main building for Oslo Central. Each building houses a large shopping centre. The square in front of the station is called Jernbanetorget.
Oslo-listed owner of Jones Act compliant tankers, American Shipping Company (AMSC), who earlier this year expanded its portfolio with the purchase of one of the most advanced offshore subsea construction vessels, is looking to raise around $40m via a private placement of new shares.
Xeneta — a startup out of Oslo, Norway, that applies innovations in crowdsourcing to the fragmented and often murky world of shipping to build transparent data and analytics for the industry — has raised $80 million, money that it will be using to build out its datasets and customers across more global routes.
In a filing made to the Oslo stock exchange on Wednesday, Frontline revealed that Goldman Sachs holds a 5.43% stake in the company ... Earlier this year, the investment banking giant also accumulated a considerable stake in the Oslo-listed boxship owner, MPC Container Ships, as a result of client trading activity and not a direct investment.