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Oslo, With Two New Key Appointments, Renews Focus On Cruise

Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed port director at the Port of Oslo

Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed port director at the Port of Oslo

Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed port director at the Port of Oslo. The board of directors was very clear it wanted the focus to be on the core business, ie port development and increasing cargo and passenger throughput. Mathisen previously held the same position at the Port of Bodo, where he remained for 12 years.




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AECO’s Arctic Cruise Conference examines growth, challenges and opportunities

Glaciers, ice-filled waters and polar bears are some of the sights that draw tourists to the Arctic. (Photo: Frigg Jørgensen, AECO)

Arctic expedition cruising is more popular than ever. New vessels, technology, operators and customer groups will shape the sector’s development in the years to come. This week, major operators and other stakeholders gather in Oslo to discuss how the industry should manage growth.




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Oslo Rebounds for 2017

The Port of Oslo, Norway, is looking forward to 102 calls next year, up from 81 this year and approximately 155,000 passengers. The record year was 2011 with 170 calls. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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AECO to present the program for this year’s Annual Arctic Cruise Conference in Oslo

AECO’s Annual Cruise Conference has gathered the international Arctic expedition cruise industry, government officials and other stakeholder connected to Arctic cruise tourism every year since 2003. This year the conference will take place October 12 in Oslo.




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Oslo News: 2013 Traffic Up Slightly; Green Port

The Port of Oslo has announced it expects to post 161 cruise calls and 33 overnight stays during the 2013 season with approximately 305 000 passengers. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Oslo gets the thumbs up from its passengers

In 2012, 91% of cruise passengers said Oslo met or exceeded their expectations, according to a survey of eight ships and about 2,000 passengers and crew conducted by G P Wild (International).




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Cruise Port Partnership between Oslo and Hamburg

The cruise ports Oslo and Hamburg have formed a leisure partnership not only to strengthen itineraries between both port cities, but also to exchange knowledge. Background is the steady growth of German cruise passengers cruising to Norway.




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Pilots’ strike in Oslo turns many ships to Gothenburg

Last week, striking pilots brought Oslofjorden to a standstill. The cruise ships that were scheduled to visit Oslofjorden are now searching for new ports of call. (cruisebusiness.com)




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Labor Strike Hits Oslo Cruise Calls

As labor negotiations on behalf of public employees collapsed today, 25,000 to 30,000 Norwegians went on strike, including 42 pilots in the Oslofjord. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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The Oslo season keeps on growing

By the year end, Oslo will have welcomed an estimated 310,000 passengers on 174 calls. The nationality split is different this year compared to former years.




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Cruise Oslo Network Update

With 142 cruise visits completed this season, more than 200 000 cruise guests have visited Oslo so far this year, according to the latest Oslo Cruise Network Newsletter. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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From Oslo, a gentle appeal to cruise lines

On a day when more than 100,000 people converged in the Norwegian capital to remember those killed in Friday’s twin attacks, an Oslo port official expressed her hope that ships will keep coming and a top cruise executive of Norwegian heritage pledged they will. (seatrade-insider.com)




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Oslo Cruise Network calls for seven cruise quays by 2025

Oslo Cruise Network believes that any expansion of the city’s cruise facilities should envisage seven cruise quays (6 + 1 reserve) by 2025 and that the primary quays should be located in the Akershus area closest to the city centre. (seatrade-insider.com)




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Lower Prices for Calling in Oslo in 2011

Especially for bigger vessels, from 65,000 tons, there will be a 14% reduction in pilot costs. For small vessels approx 12,000 tons, the reduction will be 5%. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Oslo Plans for Six Dedicated Berths

In Norway, the Oslo Cruise Network is expecting some 180 cruise calls in 2011, compared to 150 calls in 2010. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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