Expert Voice

A podcast series from LR

A ship to lead the way - With Orca. Demonstrating change through collaboration.

This episode of the Aronnax Podcast brings together the shipowner, ship designer, the two cargo owners, and Lloyd’s Register to look at the story of With Orca, that’s the name the vessel will take, what the Approval in Principle means, and what it may mean for shipping, Norway and the confidence to change.

Also available on:

Share this podcast:

1 April 2022 | 23mins

Podcast host and participants

Craig Eason - Editorial Director/Owner


Craig Eason is the owner and editorial director of Fathom World. He has a background in the shipping industry having started his career as a cadet on oil tankers and gas carriers before becoming a navigating officer on a range of vessel types. A change in career, with ensuing university studies, and he has now gained 20 years experience in written and broadcast journalism. He now is in demand as a knowledgeable and competent editor and event host and moderator, both for in-house events and ones for the public.


Ivar Ulvan, Owner and Project Manager of Egil Ulvan Rederi
Gjermund Johannessen, CEO of Norwegian Ship Design
Per-Kenneth Øye, Chief Transport Officer at Felleskjøpet Agri SA
Lars-Erik Marcussen, Project Manager Logistics, Heidelberg Cement
Michael North, Sales and Marketing Manager, Lloyd's Register


Lloyd’s Register contributor

Michael North

Michael North is Lloyd's Register's Sales and Marketing Manager for Norway and Iceland. He leads LR's commercial activities in the area and has many years of experience in the Marine industry having started his career as an Electro-Technical Officer sailing on cruise vessels before moving into shore-based sales and project roles. Originally from the United Kingdom, he started working regularly in Norway in 2007 and then moved permanently to Oslo in 2009 and now is also a Norwegian citizen.

Return to Expert Voice page

Subscribe to Expert Voice

We will keep your details safe and will only ever send you relevant communications. You can unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time. For details of how we collect and use your personal information please refer to our Privacy notice.

Complete the form below to sign up.

*Indicates required fields.