Roar Os Ådland

Professor Roar Os Ådland

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ENE Shipping and Logistics
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
Jia, Haiying, Ådland, Roar Os, Prakash, Vishnu, Smith, Tristan Energy efficiency with the application of virtual arrival policy Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment Volume 54, page 50 - 60, 2017
Ådland, Roar Os, Fonnes, Gro Anita, Jia, Haiying, Lampe, Ove Daae, Strandenes, Siri Pettersen The impact of regional environmental regulations on empirical vessel speeds Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment Volume 53, page 37 - 49, 2017
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, Bjerknes, Fredrik, Herje, Christian Spatial efficiency in the bulk freight market Maritime Policy & Management Volume 44 (4), page 413 - 425, 2017
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.


Shipping economics, Risk management, Commodity trading