Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Norway and offices in many countries
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Water Transport
50 - Water transport

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 November 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Hurtigruten,a Norwegian Coastal Voyage Group, has announced that it is to cut 200 jobs by the end of 2009. 80 jobs will be lost in Norway, while the remainder job losses will occur at several sales offices around the world.

Hurtigruten's management has been grappling with severe economic difficulties for long time. On 8th October 2008, the Board decided to cut annual costs by NOK 150 Million. The chief shop steward said after the announcement that she expects the cuts to be spread evenly throughout the organisation, also at the management level.

Hurtigruten runs 11 ships along the Norwegian coast, in addition to 54 ferries and high-speed vessels in Nordland, Troms and Sunnmøre.


  • 27 November 2008: iTromsø


Eurofound (2008), Hurtigruten, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 67268, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67268.