- The maritime industry has always been characterized by major market fluctuations. Shipping accounts for 90 percent of the trade between continents and it is the most energy efficient mode of transport. Norway has one of the world's largest and most advanced fleets. This is a good starting point for positioning ourselves globally in the years to come, says Hans Olav Lindal in a press release from the Norwegian Shipowners' Association.  

Hans Olav Lindal joined Thommessen in 1987 and has extensive experience from board positions in Norwegian and international maritime organizations.