The Norwegian Maritime Authority

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The NMA, teaming up with the industry to attract cruise to Norway 
Mr. Knut Arild Hareide, the General Director of Shipping and Navigation, is clear: more cruise ships should be registered under the Norwegian flag. 
In a time with many initiatives that directly affect the cruise industry, the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has great appreciation for the industry’s concerns. His organization works closely with the shipowners to find good solutions benefitting all.  
The maritime cluster in Norway profits greatly from this industry. Having cruise ships under our flag creates occupation for shipyards, suppliers, hotels, and growth for business communities along our coastline.  Cruise ships under our flag also ensures that NMA maintains its competence with this ship type. Thanks to the Norwegian grant scheme for employment of seafarers, cruise ships registered in Norway gives many young cadets the opportunity to start their careers on these ships, sailing across the world. 
For the NMA as a complete maritime administration, it is crucial that the Norwegian flag is the flag of choice for cruise owners. 

Brands: In charge of safety of life, health, material assets and the environment on ships flying the Norwegian flag and foreign ships in Norwegian waters, and for the Norwegian Ship Registers NIS/NOR.