Oslo & Norge: Verdens Beste Destinasjon for Havromsgründere

Tanker om havrom, bærekraft og entreprenørskap – og Norges fremtid Næringsministeren la denne uka frem tall som viser at havnæringene bidrar med 500 milliarder fra havet, om lag en fjerdedel av norsk verdiskapning fra næringslivet. Regjeringen konkurrerer nå med opposisjonen om å være mest havnæringsvennlig. Store deler av dagens verdiskapning kommer fra petroleumssektoren. En bransjeContinue reading “Oslo & Norge: Verdens Beste Destinasjon for Havromsgründere”

Countdown: New Job Announcement (!)

I’m so excited!! Counting down towards starting an amazing new job, where I can use all of my passion for the ocean industries, tech, sustainability, entrepreneurs, diversity and continue mobilizing for change! After a really tough 2017, I felt it was important with a fresh start. But it wasn’t an easy decision to leave Nor-Shipping.Continue reading “Countdown: New Job Announcement (!)”

Shipping and the Global Goals #SDG

We celebrate the eminent Annual Conference of Bergen Chamber, dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, by releasing our first SDG challenge to our industry! We are one industry – serving one world. We can impact on all of the 17 SDG’s, and now it’s the time for all of us to start thinking about howContinue reading “Shipping and the Global Goals #SDG”

Norway: Agenda for action towards 2030 #UN #SDGs

Shipowner and sustainability driving force Elisabeth Grieg mentioned Nor-Shipping and our Young Entrepreneur Award 2015 winner Boyan Slat and his Ocean Cleanup on the panel, during the Norwegian launch of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. In front of 200+ Norwegian top executives who will drive the change within business across all industries, Grieg statesContinue reading “Norway: Agenda for action towards 2030 #UN #SDGs”

Where the apple falls…

I didn’t orchestrate this – my little guy picked this book out of the shelf all by himself. Amidst all the colorful children’s books, he apparently thought 19 months was a good age to start learning about ships 😋 Way to go!! Monday morning and a proud mom laughing! Might be he’s already damaged byContinue reading “Where the apple falls…”

The Most Powerful & Influential women of Shipping! #DiversityShip

Nor-Shipping update: I’m currently searching the international maritime industry for our most influential, inspiring and powerful female leaders. Who would you want to see on this list?! 

Sri Lanka: Diversity milestone

The Asia Shipping Conference in Colombo is a milestone, not only for the maritime community of Sri Lanka, but for their entire business community. The first conference to be organized in partnership by Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents, WISTA Sri Lanka and Young Shipping Professionals – not to mention the first to ensure equal levelContinue reading “Sri Lanka: Diversity milestone”

Diversity – Beyond gender!

A tribute to Sunu, Rani and Iman: Growing up in Norway, my path to independence and creating a safe, healthy life for myself and even with an challenging, exciting career to top it off, is like running a marathon but starting 1km before the finish line, while most of the others have to run theContinue reading “Diversity – Beyond gender!”

Disruptive attitude: Shipping’s bright future

A few weeks ago, we launched our new Nor-Shipping 2017 strategy, aiming to engage, challenge, provoke and inspire the maritime industry. Timing it to the Chinese New Year celebration as we enter the Year of the Monkey, had a double symbolism in it, as we’re both strengthening our focus on China and definitely share some of theContinue reading “Disruptive attitude: Shipping’s bright future”

Amazon moving into shipping

Last week I drafted some input for Maritime CEO, preparing an interview focused on thoughts towards 2017. Today I discovered that one of my predictions actually just happened(!): “This is a business world entering into a stormy sea of shared economy, digital technology and where global non-shipping tech mastodons such as Amazon and Google may enterContinue reading “Amazon moving into shipping”

The Ocean CleanUp Project!

During Nor-Shipping we handed out the Young Entrepreneur Award to an amazing guy – the Dutch 21-y-o Boyan Slat. Our fantastic winner has taken on a task described to be too big of a task for any nation to tackle alone. His entrepreneurial project will remove the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (a sea of floatingContinue reading “The Ocean CleanUp Project!”

Featured in Seatrade magazine Q4 2014 // Young Entrepreneur Award 2015

Last September I met Seatrade magazine´s editor Bob Jaques for a lunch interview in London, related to my work with YoungShip and the Young Entrepreneur Award. This top-notch award will be handed out at Nor-Shipping 2015 for the second time during the official Nor-Shipping Opening Conference  Tuesday 2 June… The award promotes and honours young maritimeContinue reading “Featured in Seatrade magazine Q4 2014 // Young Entrepreneur Award 2015”

Once again, the maritime glass ceiling is raised!!

The International Chamber of Shipping conducted their annual General Assembly during Nor-Shipping last week, and for the first time elected a female Vice Chair. About time, and certainly a skilled and competent resource for the Board going forward! Karin Orsel is one out of 4 VC´s, the other three being Gerardo Borromeo (Philippines), John LyrasContinue reading “Once again, the maritime glass ceiling is raised!!”

Opening of the Nor-Shipping week! Naming ceremony & reception at the Oslo City Hall

As the Nor-Shipping week kicked of on Monday 3 June, I received an invitation for the naming ceremony of Island Crown, which is the latest addition to Island Offshore´s excellent fleet of specialized offshore vessels. The vessel was moored outside Oslo´s newest hotspot, the Astrup Fearnley museum at Tjuvholmen (for this week renamed Nor-Shipping Island),Continue reading “Opening of the Nor-Shipping week! Naming ceremony & reception at the Oslo City Hall”

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