Changes to result in savings of €8 million a year
Staff reductions are likely at Hurtigruten, which has announced a reorganisation of its corporate and sales operations. The changes at the cruise line, due to take full effect from 2014, are designed to result in annual savings of NOK 60 million (€8 million). “General staff reductions within administrative functions” will take place, while activities will be centralised at a new corporate centre in Tromsø, away from the company’s other main office in Narvik. A dedicated personnel company for crew will also be established.
At the moment the restructuring centres around the Nordic area rather than on Hurtigruten’s international sales offices.
[pictured: Trollfjorden, Norway, courtesy Hurtigruten, © Jan Lillehamre]