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
Prochazka, Vit; Ådland, Roar Os Ocean Mesh Grid: Applications in Shipping Modeling IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management; page 330 - 334; 2020
Jia, Haiying; Ådland, Roar Os; Wang, Yuchen Latin American Oil Export Destination Choice: A Machine Learning Approach IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management; page 345 - 348; 2020
Ådland, Roar Os; Jia, Haiying Contractual Barriers and Energy Efficiency in the Crude Oil Supply Chain IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management; page 6 - 10; 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; Thomassen, Kristoffer André; Østensen, Erland Remmem Environmental management in shipping: Theory and practice of energy-efficient ship operation The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Management; page 80 - 97; 2019
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
Ådland, Roar Os; Ameln, Haakon; Børnes, Eirik August Hedging ship price risk using freight derivatives in the drybulk market Journal of Shipping and Trade Volume 5 (1); page 1 - 18; 2019
Prochazka, Vit; Ådland, Roar Os; Wolff, Francois-Charles Contracting decisions in the crude oil transportation market: Evidence from fixtures matched with AIS data Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice Volume 130; page 37 - 53; 2019
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Shipping economics, Risk management, Commodity trading