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.
The Isle of ManShip Registry (IOMSR) has been ... Meanwhile, in another recent milestone, the IOMSR was the first flag to issue acceptance of a modification for a Very Large GasCarrier to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a greener fuel for Oslo-listed shipping company BW LPG.
Booming Asian demand is set to double the ton-miles picture for LNG shipping in the 2020s, new analysis from Oslo-based Rystad Energy suggests ... “Larger volumes and longer sailing distances have caused this increase in demand for LNG carriers in the current decade,” Rystad stated in a new report looking at LNG shipping emissions.