Roar Os Ådland

Professor Roar Os Ådland

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Business and Management Science
ENE Shipping and Logistics
Shipping, transport and logistics Freight derivatives Shipping economics Commodity trade


Roar Ådland joined the Norwegian School of Economics as a professor in 2012.  He is the holder of the Bergen Shipowners’ Association Chair in shipping economics at the Center for Shipping and Logistics. He holds a Master of Science degree in marine technology from NTNU, an M.Phil. in Business Economics from NHH and a Master of Science in Ocean Systems Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Professor Ådland received his Ph.D. in Ocean Systems Management from MIT in 2003. 

Before becoming an academic, Roar Ådland had a career in the shipping industry, first as an analyst with Clarkson Research Ltd. In London and since 2006 as a trader and portfolio manager of freight derivatives (FFAs) at Clarkson Fund Management Ltd., a shipping-focused hedge fund. 

Roar Ådlands’ research focuses on freight derivative pricing and trading, applications of AIS data, vessel valuation, shipping risk management and bulk freight market modeling.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Ådland, Roar Os; Köhn, Sebastian Semiparametric Valuation of Heterogeneous Assets Asset Intelligence through Integration and Interoperability and Contemporary Vibration Engineering Technologies; page 23 - 30; 2019
Regli, Frederik; Ådland, Roar Os Crude oil contango arbitrage and the floating storage decision Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review Volume 122; page 100 - 118; 2019
Ådland, Roar Os; Cariou, Pierre; Wolff, Francois-Charles Comparing Transaction-based and Expert-generated Price Indices in the Market for Offshore Support Vessels Journal of Transport Economics and Policy Volume 53 (1); page 99 - 118; 2019
Ådland, Roar Os; Alizadeh, Amir Explaining price differences between physical and derivative freight contracts Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review Volume 118; page 20 - 33; 2018
Ådland, Roar Os; Sværen, Oda Aspebakken The determinants of asset mothballing in the offshore supply market IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management; page 1460 - 1463; 2018
Ådland, Roar Os; Benth, Fred Espen; Koekebakker, Steen Multivariate modeling and analysis of regional ocean freight rates Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review Volume 113; page 194 - 221; 2018
Ådland, Roar Os; Cariou, Pierre; Jia, Haiying; Wolff, Francois-Charles The energy efficiency effects of periodic ship hull cleaning Journal of Cleaner Production Volume 178; page 1 - 13; 2018
Ådland, Roar Os; Cariou, Pierre; Wolff, Francois-Charles Does energy efficiency affect ship values in the second-hand market? Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice Volume 111; page 347 - 359; 2018
More publications in Cristin


Adland, R., Norland, K. and Sætrevik, E. (2017):
"The impact of shipyard and shipowner heterogeneity on contracting prices in the newbuilding market", Maritime Business Review, in press

Adland, R. Noraas, J. and Iversen R.S. (2017),
"Capital Structure Determinants of Shipbuilding Companies", International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, in press.

Adland, R., Cariou, P. and Wolff, F.C. (2017): "What makes a freight market index? An empirical analysis of vessel fixtures in the offshore market", Transportation Research Part E, forthcoming.

Adland, R., Hansson, D. and Wense, L. (2017): "Valuing cargo flexibility in oil transportation", Maritime Policy and Management, forthcoming


Shipping economics, Risk management, Commodity trading