Maritime Department

The Maritime Department has overall responsibility for the Ministry's work on maritime industry policies: shipping, shipyards, and maritime equipment and service providers. The Department is responsible for the work on maritime legislation in IMO, ILO and the EU and for national maritime regulations, and has responsibility for the management of the Norwegian Maritime Authority. Maritime Department is responsible for maritime related elements in bilateral agreements and within the WTO as well as international maritime market developments. The departement follows the EU maritime work and takes care of the follow-up of the government's Maritime strategy, policies for the environment, research/innovation and maritime skills, maritime financial instruments and short sea shipping.

The department consists of the following sections

  • Maritime Safety and Regulations

  • Maritime Policy and Markets

    The Section is responsible for the Ministry's work on framework conditions and instruments for the Maritime Industries. The Section is responsible for coordinating the follow-up of the Government's ocean policies.