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Friday, April 10, 2009

The Norwegian shipping Industry

I just thought I would post my answer to a question asked by GN from Oslo

Hi, I have a question regarding the following statement: "So if you are not from London or Norway or another major shipping area you need to have a think about what you can offer them."Does this mean that there is a general advantage in being from a country like Norway? Kind regards
GN, oslo

Good Question GN.

The answer is Yes and No. Being in Norway you will have great access to shipping spcific colleges and employment services who should be able to point you in the right direction. Norway also has interesting niche business such as off shore, oil an gas plus sale and purchase. Nothing quite beats being on the ground in a place where an Industry is a leader in the local communities.

Having said that you will still need to differentiate yourself from the pack. If you have read my E-book hopefully you will have a full set of armoury to help you do that.

The great thing about being Norwegian is that once you have your foot in the door the world opens up for you. Norwegians are well represented all around the globe as recognized professionals and experts in all things shipping.

After a short appreanticeship - head of overseas, maybe with the same company, get more experience, sow your seeds, boost your paypacket and bang! you are a successful shipping executive!

If you have any specific questions about the Norwegian market dont hesitate to contact me


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