The offshore segment has the highest value in the Norwegian fleet. Only the USA has an offshore fleet with a higher value than Norway. Estimates for 2018 show a slight increase in the value of the world fleet in total, this also applies to the Norwegian fleet.
The Norwegian-controlled foreign-going fleet has seen a steady growth both in number of ships and by tonnage for the last couple of years, and now stands at 1,771 ships. This equals a growth of three per cent in number of ships, and as much as six per cent in deadweight tonnage.
The Norwegian International Ship Register has also seen a good growth in recent years and is by March 2018 counting over 610 ships. The composition of the Norwegian-controlled foreign-going fleet shows that offshore service ships make up the largest segment, measured in number of ships.