Roar Os Ådland

Professor Roar Os Ådland

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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, a 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, Alger, Harrison Marshall, Banyte, Justina, Jia, Haiying Does fuel efficiency pay? Empirical evidence from the dry bulk timecharter market revisited Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice Volume 95, page 1 - 12, 2017
Ådland, Roar Os, Jia, Haiying Vessel speed analytics using satellite-based ship position data IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Volume 2016-December, page 1299 - 1303, 2016
Ådland, Roar Os, Jia, Haiying Dynamic speed choice in bulk shipping Maritime Economics & Logistics, 2016
Ådland, Roar Os, Cariou, Pierre, Wolff, Francois-Charles The influence of charterers and owners on bulk shipping freight rates Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review Volume 86, page 69 - 82, 2016
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Adland, R., Jia, H. and Strandenes, S.P. (2016):
"The determinants of vessel capacity utilization: the case of Brazilian iron ore exports", Transportation Research Part A, available online.  doi: 10.1016/j.tra.2016.11.023

Adland, R. and Jia, H. (2016):
"Dynamic speed choice in bulk shipping", Maritime Economics & Logistics, available online, doi: 10.1057/s41278-016-0002-3

Adland, R., Jia, H. and Strandenes, S.P. (2017):
"Are AIS-based trade volume estimates reliable? The case of crude oil exports", Maritime Policy and Management, in press.

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., and Jia, H. (2017):
"Physical basis risk in freight market hedging", Maritime Economics and Logistics, in press.

Adland, R. Bjerknes, F. and Herje, C. (2017),
"Spatial efficiency in the bulk freight market", Maritime Policy and Management, 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.


Shipping economics, Risk management, Commodity trading