Photo: Ambassador Erik Førner opens the Norway Maritime Conference.

The first Norway Maritime Conference concluded on 29 January 2016 in Cebu, Philippines, leaving more than 200 delegates, amongst them several leaders in the maritime industry, with valuable insights on the future of the industry as a whole. Read more

The first Norway Maritime Conference will take place in Cebu on 28-29 January 2016. Around 200 industry leaders from Norway, the Philippines and various parts of Asia gather to share knowledge and develop solutions for increasingly complex maritime challenges. Read more

Photo: Day of the Seafarer / International Maritime Organization.

For five years now, the International Day of the Seafarer is celebrated every June 25th. The day is designated to recognize the contribution of seafarers to the world economy. The International Maritime Organization (IOM) estimates that ships transport 90% of the world’s goods thus the great impact of the maritime industry in our daily lives. Read more

The OSM Maritime Group, a Norwegian company that provides offshore and ship management services with operations in more than 20 countries including the Philippines, inaugurated its new building in Ermita, Manila on 5 January 2015. Read more

Ambassador Erik Førner opened the Asia/Pacific Simulator User Conference with Erik Hovland, General Manager of Kongsberg Maritime Simulation, on 2 December 2014 in Cebu. Read more

Photo: Farstad shipping.

Norway has been a major player in shipping for more than 150 years. This small country on the fringe of Europe controls one of the largest merchant fleets in the world. Read more

Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

What is life like when you are married to a seafarer? This issue is being discussed when wives of Filipino seamen working on Norwegian ships are brought together. Read more

Photo: John B. Lacson Maritime University.

Dr. Mary Lou Arcelo has been given the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for her work in developing maritime relations between Norway and the Philippines. Read more

The Norwegian embassy sent their trainee to explore what it truly means to have made the cut as cadet graduates from the Norwegian Training Centre in Manila. Click here to read her impressions of these Filipino seamen. Read more

This is not only a story about a brave girl working as a cadet on a Norwegian tank vessel.This also happens to be a true love story. Meet Vivian Tampus. Read more

Photo: Farstad Shipping.

To continue the maritime cooperation between Norway and the Philippines, Norwegian government has decided to assist MARINA in improving the deficiencies that was discovered after several EMSA inspections. Read more